In a case of gut-wrenching revenge, a doctor has been accused of murdering four people to avenge his firing from a Nebraska hospital!
Dr. Anthony Garcia is charged with stabbing to death an 11-year-old boy and his family's housekeeper in 2008.
He is also accused of killing a doctor and his wife in 2013 in the same gruesome way, stabbing all four victims in the neck and leaving butcher knives embedded in their flesh!
Prosecutors opened Garcia's murder trial by arguing he was motivated by his long-simmering rage at being fired from the residency program at Creighton University Medical Center in 2001.
"This is a case about revenge," Douglas County attorney Brenda Beadle told jurors.
Two physicians, Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback, signed his letter of termination — and that termination dogged Garcia as he sought jobs across the country, prosecutors said.
Two weeks later, Dr. Hunter came home to find the bloody bodies of his 11-year-old son, Thomas, and housekeeper Shirlee Sherman, 57.
The killings remained unsolved for years.
In 2012, Garcia was unable to secure a license to practice medicine in Indiana, and his house went into foreclosure.
Prosecutors argued that with his rage still burning, Garcia bought a gun, and did Internet searches on how to drive to Omaha.
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In May 2013, Dr. Brumback and wife Mary, both 65, were found slain in their Omaha home.
Besides being stabbed in the neck, Roger had also been shot three times.
Eventually, investigators pieced together a case against Garcia after learning of his link to Hunter and Brumback.
Defense attorney Robert Motta Sr. hinted the murders were the work of an unknown serial killer.
If convicted, Garcia could face the death penalty.
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