Update: Accused Killer Garcia to Face New Charge

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Prosecutors say they plan to file yet another charge against Dr. Anthony Garcia - an attempted burglary charge that suggests a fifth person was on his radar. Garcia is currently charged with four counts of murder.

In court on Thursday, the state indicated that the attempted burglary charge is based on evidence that links Garcia to Dr. Chhandra Bewtra.

Dr. Bewtra was around when Dr. Garcia was fired from the Creighton Pathology residency program in 2001 and she has told her story of a home break-in the same weekend that Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife Mary Brumback were murdered. Garcia is charged with their deaths as well as the murders of Thomas Hunter, 11, and the family housekeeper Shirlee Sherman in Dundee.

Dr. Bewtra said there was nothing missing and didn't contact police. She didn't think twice about it until after her colleague Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife turned up dead two days later.

Defense attorneys had gone into court Thursday arguing that the state had not be forthcoming in turning over evidence. They said their case, "was at a standstill" without that information.

The state has already turned over 14 binders of police reports, a flash drive of 5,000 photos and is now copying 1,200 discs of interviews to the defense. The judge said it's only been six weeks and the state seems to be turning over evidence in a timely manner.

The murders happened on two separate occasions over a span of five years.

Prosecutors said the motive was revenge after Garcia was fired from Creighton University pathology program.


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