Ex-doctor accused of killing 4 in Omaha denied request for sequestered jury, change of venue


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OMAHA, Nebraska — A judge has rejected a request for a change of venue and sequestered jury for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ztHqjl ) that Douglas County District Judge Duane Dougherty said in his order Friday that news coverage of the case has been biased or inflammatory toward Antony Garcia.

Garcia is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of Thomas Hunter, the 11-year-old son of Creighton University pathologist William Hunter, and Shirlee Sherman, the family's housekeeper, as well as the May 2013 deaths of Creighton pathologist Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary.

Authorities say Garcia was motivated by revenge for being fired from Creighton's pathology department in 2001.

Garcia's trial is set for Sept. 14

Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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