NC grand jury indicts man in nursing home rampage
CARTHAGE, N.C. — A North Carolina grand jury has leveled eight murder charges against a man who was arrested after a deadly rampage that killed eight people at a nursing home last month.
The Moore County, N.C., panel indicted Robert Kenneth Stewart on Monday in the deaths of seven nursing home residents and a nurse at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage. The grand jury also indicted Stewart on a charge of attempted murder in the wounding of a police officer.
Stewart’s attorneys said they expected the indictments.
The 45-year-old Stewart was shot in the chest March 29 by Carthage police officer Justin Garner inside the nursing home. The 25-year-old Garner was shot in the leg.
Stewart is being treated at a state prison hospital.