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Prosecutors say former doctor killed to avenge firing | KRVN Radio

Prosecutors say former doctor killed to avenge firing

Prosecutors say former doctor killed to avenge firing
Douglas County deputies escort Anthony Garcia at the Douglas County Court in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, during the second day of juror selection for his murder trial. Garcia, a former doctor, is accused of killing multiple people with ties to an Omaha medical school that fired him in 2001. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Prosecutors opened the first-degree murder trial against a former doctor by arguing he committed four Omaha killings to avenge his firing from Creighton University Medical Center.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the prosecutors outlined their case Monday against Anthony Garcia, who is charged with stabbing to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family’s housekeeper in 2008 and then killing another Omaha doctor and his wife in 2013. They say the
killings were motivated by Garcia’s long-simmering rage from being fired from the medical school’s residency program in 2001.

Deputy County Attorney Brenda Beadle argued, “”This is a case about revenge.”

Garcia’s attorney responded that prosecutors lack witnesses or physical evidence and that their case would fall apart when all the evidence is presented.

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