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Judge: Anthony Garcia competent for trial

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 12:05:24-05

A judge has ruled accused Creighton Killer Anthony Garcia is competent to stand trial.

Judge Duane Dougherty issued the decision Thursday, a week after three experts testified about his mental health.

"While the matter was under advisement, the Court has had time to review all offered exhibits as well as the specific testimony of the experts. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that , as is supported by the evidence offered and received by the Court, the defendant Anthony J. Garcia is competent to stand trial as the same is defined and recognized under Nebraska law," Dougherty wrote.

Garcia underwent mental evaluations last August after he claimed guards at the Douglas County Jail sexually assault him.

He is charged with the murders of Thomas Hunter and Shirlee Sherman in Dundee in 2008, and Roger and Mary Brumback in west Omaha in May 2013.

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