Charges could be upgraded suspect in fatal hospital stabbing
22-year-old Kyron Templeton remains in jail Tuesday night on a $2.6 million bond
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Additional charges could be coming for the man already charged with murder in a deadly stabbing at a Longview hospital in November.
22-year-old Kyron Templeton remains in jail Tuesday night on a $2.6 million bond, charged with one count of murder and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Longview police said Templeton was in the Good Shepherd Hospital with his mother when he stabbed five people.
One of those victims, Gail Sandidge, was a nurse at the hospital. She died at the hospital the morning of the attack.
Another victim, Harris Teel, was originally hospitalized and in critical condition. He passed away one week after the stabbing.
As of Tuesday, Templeton is not facing a second charge of murder in relation to Teel's death, but Gregg County District Attorney Carl Dorrough now says both his office and the Longview police department are still investigating the case and that additional charges "can be expected."
This comes after a preliminary autopsy report on Teel, which listed the cause of death for the 82-year-old as a homicide. The observation states Teel received a stab wound to the torso, which penetrated his heart. The finding are subject to pending medical records that will be included when the final autopsy is returned.
County records also show that Templeton will not be represented by a court-appointed attorney, after initially declining that representation during his arraignment in November. As of Tuesday night, requests for comment from Templeton's attorney had not been returned.
The district attorney's office did not give a time frame of when those charges could be upgraded, but added that they are in constant communication with both the Sandidge and Teel families.
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