Longview hospital stabbing victim dies

Published on Thursday, 5 December 2013 23:18 - Written by From KTYX CBS 19 Reports

A second victim died as a result of injuries suffered in the fatal hospital stabbing in Longview’s Good Shepherd Medical Center last week.

Harris Teel, 82, died early Thursday morning.

“His family was at his side in prayer,” said GSMC Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations Victoria Ashworth. “While the family never gave up, they accept this outcome and appreciate the thoughts and prayers of so many during this time of tragedy and loss. At this time, they request and appreciate their privacy as they grieve.”

Longview police said Teel suffered stab wounds to the heart and lungs when 22-year-old Kyron Templeton allegedly attacked him.

Police plan to consult with the Gregg County District Attorney’s office in regard to the charges currently filed against Templeton. He was arrested the day of the stabbings and charged with aggravated assault and murder, and his bond was set at $2.6 million.