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22-year-old charged in fatal Longview hospital stabbing

22-year-old charged in fatal Longview hospital stabbing
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:10pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 4:24pm

The suspect in a fatal stabbing Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Medical Center has been identified.

According to the Gregg County District Clerk's office, Kyron Templeton, 22, was arraigned on murder charges and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Templeton allegedly stabbed five people, including a nurse, Gail Sandidge, who later died from injuries, Tuesday morning around 7:00 a.m. One victim is reported to be in critical condition while three are said to be in good condition.

Templeton's Facebook page says he is a graduate of Longview High School and is employed by Wal-Mart. He was also arrested in January 2011 for theft, according to Gregg County judicial records.

According to a search warrant, obtained by KETK, Detective Trevor Yates said one of the stabbing victims identified a black man, wearing a blue shirt and gray sweatpants, stabbed her.

When Templeton reportedly fled the scene, Officer Kirby Deloach was dispatched to search for him and eventually saw him wearing a white tank top, carrying the blue shirt in his hand, running from the hospital. Templeton allegedly told Deloach "they" were trying to kill his mother.

His bond has been set at $2 million for the murder and $150,000 per aggravated assault charge.

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Good Shepherd has a 30.06 sign. No guns allowed, even if you have a CHL.

So there was no one to stop it (GS has only a few cops for the whole place.)

And they also have a no-knife sign. Helped alot, right?

ETMC had a shooting there a few years ago. Again they have a 30.06 sign and a no-weapons sign.

No doubt those signs deter alot, right?

Gun free zones meanly mean helpless victim zones.

Exactly how you would expect this demographic to act. Your president would give him a hug and a free Cadillac.

everyone should put their emotions aside, and pete1911 no one has stated anything racist other than yourself....race has nothing to do with it...for someone too attack kill at a hospital especially against Medical staff is an indication that the person is mentally please do not judge...and I realize Longview is a very small town...just the appears this person is mentally ill.. just as others who have committed similar attacks...this person has ALL of the classic signs

just the facts says don't judge, then in the next sentence has judged this twit to be mentally ill.
So you got all the facts, do ya? You can judge but others can't?

This makes me wonder if there isn't a mental health issue here.

Don't care what color this fellow's skin is, race has nothing to do with my comment, and I do not know the law well enough to make a legal judgment call...but this cold-blooded, malicious and deadly crime would seem to be prime for a death penalty sentence.. It shouldn't matter if he was high on something, if he had some sort of grudge against a person or the hospital...he's taken one live, another hangs in the balance, and three others are recovering from his attack...pitiful!!

Agree 100%


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