Man accused of killing 3 held without bond

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 17:28:12-04

A federal security officer charged with killing three people, including his estranged wife, in a shooting rampage in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital has been ordered held without bond.

Sixty-two-year-old Eulalio Tordil, an employee of the Federal Protective Service, appeared in court by video Monday afternoon in Rockville. He faces charges including first-degree murder.

A public defender representing him conceded it wasn't realistic to ask for Tordil to be released.

Police say the shootings began Thursday when Tordil fatally shot his estranged wife Gladys, a chemistry teacher, in a high school parking lot. A bystander was wounded.

Authorities say the shootings continued Friday at two other parking lots, one outside Montgomery Mall and the other at a shopping center.



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