ACCUSED LONGVIEW HOSPITAL STABBER: Arraigned, charges upgraded
POSTED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 4:43pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 6:13pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) —
A 22-year-old East Texas man was arraigned and charges were upgraded after a second victim died as a result of a November stabbing at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.
Kyron Templeton was arraigned and charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder were both upgraded to capital murder, according to the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.
Capital murder is a charge in which the jury can issue the death penalty.
The increase in charges comes after a second victim, Harris K. Teel, died as a result of his injuries. A nurse at the hospital, Gail Sandidage, died the day of the incident. Another hospital employee, Karen Bobo, and two other visitors, Teresa Allison and Melissa Sims, suffered minor injuries.
Templeton, a graduate of Longview High School, was identified by a stabbing victim when police arrived on scene, around 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 26. 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 a blue shirt in his hand, running from the hospital. Templeton allegedly told Deloach "they" were trying to kill his mother, who was a patient at the hospital.
Templeton now faces three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of capital murder.