A jury finds a man with Terre Haute ties guilty on four murder charges including an 11-year old boy.
Anthony Garcia was convicted today in Omaha, Nebraska with the murders of four people.
The jury got the case Tuesday afternoon after weeks of testimony about the 2008 deaths of Thomas Hunter, the 11-year-old son of Creighton University Medical Center Pathologist Dr. William Hunter, and the family’s housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, as well as the 2013 deaths of Creighton Pathologist Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife Mary.
Garcia was a resident at the Creighton University pathology department and later fired.
Garcia was arrested July 17, 2013 near Marshall, Illinois after being pulled over drinking and driving.
Later that day his home on Greywing Court in terre haute home was raided by Indiana State Police.
Anthony Garcia was a contracted employee at the federal prision in Terre Haute from May 2010 through July 2012.
A family member of victim Shirlee Sherman left the courtroom saying Garcia got what he deserved and believes Garcia should get the death penalty.
A defense attorneys say garcia didn’t get a fair trial.
Estella Garcia, Anthony Garcia’s mother says, “for everybody. I know it’s difficult for the other families but it’s very difficult for us too at this time.”
The first death penalty phase in the case is a hearing scheduled for Friday at Noon that will explore aggravating circumstances.
Prosecutors said throughout the trial that the killings were revenge for Garcia’s firing from Creighton University.