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Lawyer in Garcia case sentenced to jail for child abuse

February 12, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A recently-disbarred Omaha lawyer who helped defend a former doctor convicted of killing four people has been sentenced to jail in a child abuse case.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 44-year-old Jeremy Jorgenson was sentenced Tuesday to more than 18 months. The sentence came as a surprise, as Jorgenson had pleaded no contest last year in a deal with prosecutors to four misdemeanor counts for which he expected to get probation. However, judges aren’t bound by recommendations of probation. Judge Greg Schatz said Friday that probation wouldn’t be appropriate, noting that Jorgenson’s 7-year-old stepson had suffered a broken arm when Jorgenson picked the boy up by his collar and dropped him last February.

On Friday, Jorgenson was disbarred for a series of ethical violations.

Jorgenson had been part of the defense team for Anthony Garcia, who is on death row for the revenge killings of four Omaha residents tied to his 2001 firing from a Creighton University medical school program.

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

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