Judge rules Longview hospital stabbing suspect to stand trial in March

Templeton Court

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A long-awaited trial date has been set for a Longview man accused of killing two people and injuring others in a stabbing rampage at Longview hospital.

Kyron Templeton learned today that he will stand trial in March, more than five years after the November 2013 incident at the former Ambulatory Surgical Center at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

Templeton, 29, is charged with capital murder and three counts of aggravated assault for the attack in which Gail Sandidge, a nurse, and visitor Harris Teel were killed. Three others were injured in the attack.

Family members of the victims were in the 124th District Courtroom in Longview today as Judge Alfonso Charles announced the trial would begin in March.

A specific day will be determined at a final status hearing in February, Charles told the courtroom.

Templetons’s attorney, as well as prosecutors, told the judge they are ready for trial.

Each said they are waiting only on the delivery of records that have been requested from a mental health facility.

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