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Suspect in Omaha Murders Waives Extradition

Garcia's Attorneys, Alison and Bob Motta

Suspect in Omaha Murders Waives Extradition

By Marcus Cooper. CREATED Jul 17, 2013

JONESBORO, ILL - The man suspected of murdering four people in Omaha has waived extradition.

Today Dr. Anthony Garcia told a Union County judge he will return to Omaha to face first-degree murder charges.

Garcia is being represented by Alison and Bob Motta. His attorneys took issue today with Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer saying Garcia has elements of a serial killer.

"We do not agree with that either. It's patently absurd. Right, if they want to profile someone that they don't even know, and facilitate the charges which seems like that's really what they're going off of at this point."  

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says now that Garcia has waived extradition he should be back in Nebraska soon where he will be booked into the Douglas County Jail. Garcia could be arraigned as soon as Monday, July 22, 2013. Kleine says he anticipates potentially seeking the death penalty.

Garcia is wanted in connection for the murders of Dr. Roger and Mary Brumback in May and in the 2008 slayings of 11-Year-Old Hunter Thomas and the family housekeeper Shirlee Sherman.