Doctor will be returned to Nebraska to face four murder charges

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 am

JONESBORO, Ill. — A defense attorney described as “patently absurd” the notion that Dr. Anthony J. Garcia is a serial killer, as Omaha's police chief suggested.

Garcia agreed Wednesday in Union County Circuit Court to be transferred to Omaha, where he is accused of killing four people over the past five years. Omaha authorities suspect that Garcia was enraged at the Creighton University pathology department officials who fired him from a medical residency program a dozen years ago. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said early this week that Garcia appeared to fit a serial killer's profile.

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