(WTVM) - A retired teacher accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus back in March 2008 has been indicted by a grand jury.
In an idictment returned today by the Muscogee Superior Court, Charles Johnston, 63, is charged with three counts of malice murder, including 3 counts of felony murder, 4 counts of aggravated assault, 8 counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, and 4 counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer.
Armed with three pistols- including a 9mm automatic, and a .38 caliber revolver, police say Johnston went to the fifth-floor intensive care unit at Doctor's Hospital and fatally shot a nurse and another employee, and then killed a man outside before being shot by police.
Columbus Police allege Johnston held a grudge over his mother's death since 2004 and felt that a nurse killed in the deadly rampage did not properly care for his mother. Johnston told police, his mother's death had been on his mind for some time.