Stewart trials continues with more testimony
In the days leading up to that fateful Sunday two years ago when he murdered eight people in cold blood, Robert Stewart was a rumbling volcano getting ready to explode. Witnesses have testified at his trial that Stewart was abusive toward his wife and threatened to kill her. In the days before he became a notorious mass-murderer, Wanda Neal left him. Before entering entering the Pinelake Heath And Rehabilitation Center when with murder on his mind, Stewart pumped several shots from a 22 caliber handgun into the headrest of Neal’s P-Tb Cruiser, parked outside. Prosecutors say Stewart made a series of angry phone calls to his wife’s acquaintances and to her Pastor. Yesterday jurors were shown photos of the crime scene, including some of his elderly victims slumped over in wheelchairs. Others dead in their blood-stained beds. Wanda Neal survived by taking refuge behind the locked doors in Pinelake’s Alzheimer’s Unit. Defense Attorneys have sought ot portray their client as acting under the influence of Ambien, a sedative, and of anti-depressants. Stewart, they insist, doesn’t remember anything about the crimes he committed. However, several witnesses have testified that stewart was deliberate in his actions, calmly reloading his shotgun as he walked. He was finally stopped by a single 40-caliber bullet from a Carthage Police Officer’s service Pistol.In the days leading up to that fateful Sunday two years ago when he murdered eight people in cold blood, Robert Stewart was a rumbling volcano getting ready to explode.