Nursing Home Slayings Suspect Wants Trial Moved

The Eastern Carolina man charged in a nursing home shooting rampage that killed eight people wants his trial moved.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that Superior Court Judge James Webb told lawyers for Robert Kenneth Stewart they must request moving the trial out of Moore County by May.

The judge denied a request by prosecutors to start the murder trial early this fall. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.

The 46-year-old Stewart is accused of walking into a Carthage nursing home last March and killing seven patients and a nurse. Stewart's estranged wife worked at the nursing home but was unhurt after locking herself in a room.

The rampage ended after Stewart and a Carthage police officer were wounded after exchanging gunfire.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    Anon... it really doesn't carry weight to call someone a moron when you can't spell that and other words yourself. LOL
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    What a thug. How on earth did he get a gun.
  • by Who Cares on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM
    The families of the victims should file a motion with the judge that if they can get their family members back then he can get his trial moved, and we know that's not going to happen. So let him deal with it. He shouldn't have taken the lives of innocent people. If a judge lets this happen, then the judge should be removed from the bench.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 22, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    should of thought about it before he did what he did. no mercy. trial by your peers. cant find peers in other counties. these 8 people didnt have a chance to move befor ethey were brutily murdered you stupid moran!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Jan 22, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    its not what he wants, he took eight lives......No pity.
  • by Marshall Dillon Location: Dodge city on Jan 22, 2010 at 06:19 AM
    If found guilty he should hang ......... anyone who takes anothers life should have to pay the price with their own.....until we stand up and enforce the laws that got us to where we are as a country and stop this pussyfooting around with murders things like this will continue.......
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