Accused Creighton Killer Files Motion to Be Transferred from Jail
By Marcus Cooper. CREATED Jun 24, 2014
OMAHA - The man charged in the Creighton killings wants out of jail.
Lawyers for Anthony Garcia filed a motion requesting a judge modify his bail to allow him to enter a halfway house or hospital while he awaits trail.
Attorneys say his solitary confinement poses an unnecessary and reckless risk on their client's mental health.
Garcia is being held on a "modified suicide watch" in the Douglas County jail where attorneys say he is held in isolation and only gets an hour outside his cell each day.
The accused killer recently got into trouble while in jail back in December when authorities say he attacked two guards.
Prosecutors believe Anthony Garcia murdered Dr. Roger and Mary Brumback in the West Omaha home back in May of 2013.
Investigators also connected Garcia to the Dundee Murders of Shirley Sherman and 11-year-old Thomas Hunter back in 2008.
A court will take up the inmate's request on Thursday.
Garcia could go on trial for the murders in February.