CARTHAGE, NC (AP) — Prosecutors continue to gather witness
testimony as they seek to build a case against the man charged with
killing eight people at a Moore County nursing home.
Potential witnesses who could testify Tuesday include Wanda
Neal, the ex-wife of the man on trial.
Prosecutors say Robert Stewart was looking for Neal on March 29,
2009 when he arrived at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center
with four firearms and a bag of ammunition. Stewart didn’t find his
ex-wife, but shot 11 people, killing eight of them.
His lawyers acknowledge that he pulled the trigger that day, but
say a combination of depression and prescription medication left
him unable to understand his actions.
The trial began last week and it could last up to eight weeks.
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