Anthony Garcia

Anthony Garcia

The case of quadruple murderer Anthony Garcia has attracted attention from another national TV show and its host, crime novelist James Patterson.

The hourlong show, "James Patterson's Murder is Forever," aired at 9 p.m. Monday on Investigation Discovery. The six-episode series is based on true crimes but with a caveat at the beginning that says "some names and timelines have been changed."

Garcia was convicted in October 2016 of the March 2008 murders of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman and the May 2013 killings of Dr. Roger and Mary Brumback. Garcia killed the four as revenge for his 2001 firing from Creighton University Medical Center.

Unlike NBC's Dateline and CBS's 48 Hours, which featured interviews with Omaha police officers, family members and the prosecutors involved, the Patterson show appears to be a fictionalized reenactment of what occurred, like a mini-movie.

The episodes also coincide with several books written by Patterson.

The show's online synopsis reads: "Detective Derek Mois, a veteran with Omaha Police Department, responds to a horrific double homicide involving an 11-year-old boy and the family’s housekeeper. As police work to find answers, the killer targets his next victims."

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Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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