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Man convicted in 2009 Carthage nursing home shooting files lawsuit

Posted April 20, 2015

— Robert Stewart, who was convicted of killing eight people inside a Carthage nursing home in 2009, recently filed a lawsuit against the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and First Health of the Carolinas claiming he was denied medical treatment and that his test results were destroyed.

In the handwritten suit, Stewart claims hospital staff told deputies they wouldn’t treat him due to his – at the time – alleged crime. Stewart also claims tests taken after he arrived at the hospital showed high levels of prescription drugs in his blood, but those results were destroyed by deputies and hospital staff.

At his trial, Stewart's lawyer said his client couldn't remember the shooting due to the medicines.

Stewart went to the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center to shoot his estranged wife, who worked at the clinic. Instead, he shot patients and employees while roaming the halls.

The rampage stopped when he was shot by a police officer.

Stewart was sentenced to 141 to 179 years in 2011.

Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey and hospital officials said they have not received the lawsuit and were unable to comment.


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  • Sean Creasy Apr 21, 2015
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    Another criminal abusing the free legal system provided by us the taxpayers to waste money on frivolous lawsuits...

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 21, 2015
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    he's been convicted and sentenced to felonies.....he should have no right to sue anyone.....he's lucky he's breathing

  • Mark Farmer Apr 21, 2015
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    I Am Anti-Social For Many Reasons, Unfortunately I Need To Leave The Safety Of My Home To Mingle With People Like This.

  • Marcy Lyn Apr 21, 2015
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    And who cares if he can't remember, the victim's family and those who survived sure can't forget. I bet they wish they could.

    He did it.. Won't change a thing

  • Brandi Gaenzle Apr 21, 2015
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    He couldn't remember the shooting due to the prescription drugs in his system but, yet he PLANNED it out to go there intentionally to kill his estranged wife but, just so happened to of killed 8 other people in the process but, doesn't recall his planned out plan afterwards. BULL!