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.
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.
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.