OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The September murder trial of a man accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school has been put on hold.
A judge on Tuesday ordered that the suspect, Anthony Garcia, undergo a mental-health evaluation following his allegations of being sexually abused by jail guards.
In documents obtained by The Omaha World-Herald, officials say jailhouse videos don’t support Garcia’s allegations.
Garcia is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of the 11-year-old son of Creighton University pathologist William Hunter and the family’s housekeeper, and the May 2013 deaths of Creighton pathologist Roger Brumback and his wife.
Authorities say Garcia was motivated by revenge for being fired from Creighton’s pathology department in 2001.
His trial was scheduled to start Sept. 14. A new date hasn’t been set.