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Man critically injured in hospital stabbing dies

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A second victim of last Tuesday's stabbing attack at a Longview hospital died from his injuries on Thursday morning.

A Good Shepherd Medical Center spokesperson Victoria Ashworth says Harris K. Teel passed away on 3:25 a.m. Thursday.

"His family was at his side in prayer," said 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."

Teel, 82, raised his sons and daughter with his wife in Gilmer. A neighbor says Teel was at the surgical center Tuesday accompanying his son, who was having some tests run.

Gail Sandidge, a nurse at the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Good Shepherd Medical Center, also died in the attack, which happened just before 7 a.m. on November 26.

Police arrested 22-year-old Kyron Rashaun Templeton, of Longview, shortly after the attack that has now killed two and wounded three. Templeton is currently charged with murder and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Longview Police Department said Thursday that they plan to consult with the Gregg County District Attorney's Office in regard to the current charges filed against Templeton.

Templeton has opted not to take a court-appointed attorney. Instead, he will attempt to hire one himself.

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