Bond granted for accused hospital killer

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Charles Gorrell (WRDW-TV)

Charles Gorrell (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The man accused of shooting and killing his nephew at University Hospital last month has been released on bond.

Officials say 86-year-old Charles Gorrell was released on a court ordered bond Wednesday because of various medical conditions and severely deteriorating health.

Major William Johnson with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says Gorrell has already been to the hospital for treatment five times since his arrest.

Jail officials say Gorrell was released to his son, who is taking him to a Columbia hospital.

Deputies say Gorrell shot and killed his nephew, 59-year-old Tim Grooms, in October.

Gorrell is expected to be arraigned once he is back in custody.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180525191 -
Gray Television, Inc.