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Man Accused in Maryland Shopping Center Shootings Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges

A federal security officer charged in three fatal shootings in Maryland was indicted Thursday in two of the killings.

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    Eulalio Tordil, 62, a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Maryland area, is taken into custody in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, May 6, 2016.

    A federal security officer accused of three fatal shootings in Maryland last month was indicted Thursday in two of the killings, which happened outside local shopping centers.

    A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Eulalio Tordil, 62, of Adelphi, in the May 6 shootings, which occurred a day after Tordil allegedly killed his estranged wife, Gladys, in a high school parking lot in Prince George's County, police have said.

    Tordil faces eight charges in Montgomery County: two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and four counts of using a hand gun in the commission of a crime of violence.

    He faces up to life in prison. Maryland abolished the death penalty in 2013.

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    Police say a day after his wife's death, Tordil shot three people, one fatally, outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda and, less than an hour later, killed another victim outside a Giant grocery store in Aspen Hill.

    Malcom Winffel, 45, of Boyds, was shot at the mall while coming to the aid of a woman in the mall shooting.

    Claudina Molina, 65, of Silver Spring, was shot outside the Aspen Hill grocery store. 

    At a news conference last month, Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Russ Hamill said Tordil spoke to investigators a little about the shootings.

    "I would not describe him as being remorseful," Hamill said.

    Hamill said a search of Tordil's car uncovered a .40-caliber Glock handgun that was used in the May 6 shootings. Police believed it also was used in the May 5 shooting of Gladys Tordil but more testing was needed to confirm, according to Hamill.

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    Investigators also found suicide notes in which Tordil predicted he would die in a shoot out with police, authorities said during an earlier court hearing. 

    Tordil, a federal security officer employed by the Federal Protective Service, was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him when his wife said he had threatened to harm her if she left him. Tordil subjected their children to "intense-military-like discipline,'' such as push-ups and detention in a dark closet, according to the order.

    The protective service said Tordil's weapon, badge and credentials were taken when he was placed on leave. The weapon Tordil used in the May 6 shootings should have been surrendered when he became the subject of a protective order involving his estranged wife, McCarthy said.