Debbie Pritchett Stabbed to Death by Kyron Templeton in Longview, Texas

November 30, 2013 Longview Texas (KLTV) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing this morning at Good Shepherd Medical Center is a 22-year-old Longview man.

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

Templeton appeared in the 124th District Court, where bond was set at $2 million for the murder charge and $150,000 on each aggravated assault charge.

According to an affidavit for a search warrant, the stabbing happened on the second floor of the Ambulatory Surgical Center just before 7 a.m.

As Officer Kirby Deloach neared the hospital, he saw a man running from a parking lot at the facility, according to the affidavit. Deloach identified the man as Templeton.

According to the affidavit, Templeton told Deloach, “they” were trying to kill his mother.
In an e-mail to staff on Tuesday, Good Shepherd Medical Center CEO Steve Altmiller said that Gail Sandidge, a nurse at the hospital, died. She was stabbed by an assailant at the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Sandidge died at 9 a.m., according to Gregg County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Talyna Carlson.

Sandidge’s sister, Debbie Pritchett, tells KLTV’s Melanie Torre that she loved nursing and caring for people. She says that her sister even carried a heavy purse, full of nursing supplies with her at all times just in case she was needed in a medical emergency.

Police say four other victims were injured in the attack – one is in critical condition, the other three in good condition.

In the email, Altmiller asked the Good Shepherd community to take a moment to lift Gail and her family up in their thoughts and prayers.

“Today, in a place of healing, our medical communityhad to quickly move from caring for others to caring for us,” wrote Altmiller. “May this help each and every one of us as we rememberwe are a place of hope and healing.  God Bless Gail, her family and all ofus.”

Sandidge was a 1972 graduate of Henderson High School.

Longview, Texas, Stabbing, Murder, Black, Gregg County, Aggravated Assault, Nurse killed in hospital stabbing identified,

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One thought on “Debbie Pritchett Stabbed to Death by Kyron Templeton in Longview, Texas

  1. Fix It says:

    I know this is an old article, but for the love of God, fix the title of the article. Debbie Pritchett is still very much alive. Her sister, Gail Sandidge, was the victim. Maybe proofread your articles.

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