CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – A twice-fired nursing supervisor accused of a Valentine's Day rampage that left four people dead in upstate New York was indicted on murder charges in two of the slayings Friday.
Frank Garcia previously was charged with killing a former co-worker and a bystander who came to her aid in a hospital parking lot near Rochester. On Friday he was charged with killing another former co-worker and her husband about 50 miles away; authorities allege that he held them prisoner for several hours in their Canandaigua home before shooting them.
Garcia, 35, showed no emotion as he was arraigned on two counts each of first- and second-degree murder and kidnapping in the deaths of Kimberly Glatz, 38, and her husband, Christopher, 45.
Officials have not suggested a motive, but Garcia had recently been fired by Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport, where the first shootings occurred. He got that job soon after he was fired in October by a nursing home in Rochester where Kimberly Glatz worked for six months in 2007.
Garcia, who had a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol, was arrested at a restaurant in Rochester the afternoon of the slayings after negotiating a surrender by cell phone.
Killed at the hospital were nurse Mary Sillman, 23, and Randall Norman, 41, a motorist who intervened when he saw Sillman being roughed up in the parking lot. Norman's girlfriend, Audra Dillon, 42, was wounded.
In that case, Garcia was ordered jailed without bail on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault. Ontario County authorities then turned the Canandaigua slayings over to a grand jury, which handed up the indictment unsealed Friday.
Garcia has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The death penalty has been ruled unconstitutional in New York, and the maximum sentence for murder is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Officials at Lakeside said they learned only after the slayings about Garcia's problems at the Rochester nursing home. Garcia was fired by Wesley Gardens Oct. 6 after a co-worker lodged a complaint; officials declined to reveal the reason or detail the nature of the complaint.