What to Expect as Garcia Appears in Court Tuesday
Bond hearing should be quick, no cameras in courtroomPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE-Anthony Garcia's first court appearance here in Omaha, a bond hearing, is Tuesday at 9:00a.m. Anthony Garcia has been at the Douglas County jail since Thursday. Garcia is being watched around the clock by guards and is in confinement.
When Garcia appeared in an Illinois courtroom, we got a short glimpse from a court camera. Tuesday, no cameras allowed for his bond hearing in a small jail courtroom. Usually bond hearings last around 30 minutes. Garcia will be in a room with other inmates who have recently been arrested. Family, friends, and media who are inside the courtroom will sit on the other side of glass window and can't interact with the inmates.
Prosecutors have charged the former creighton medical resident with four counts of first degree murder. They say he killed doctor Roger and Mary bBumback in their home at 114th and Shirley this past May. They also believe he is responsible for the stabbing deaths of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and housekeeper Shirlee Sherman in Dundee in 2008.
Among the people expected at the courthouse tomorrow, Shirlee Sherman's family. Action Three News spoke with Sherman's brother this afternoon by phone. They plan to come to court to see the man police say brutally stabbed their loved one in the 2008 homicides.
Bob and Alison Motta, Garcia's attorneys, based out of Chicago, will also be in court tomorrow. The Motta's aren't licensed to practice law in Nebraska, so Garcia will also have two Omaha lawyers, Patrick Dunn and Dan Stockmann as co-counsel. Dunn and Stockmann are no strangers to high profile cases either. Patrick Dunn represented Roy Ellis, who was convicted for raping and killing 12-year-old Amber Harris in 2008. Ellis is currently sitting on death row in Nebraska.