CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Roy Rodger Pittman, accused of gunning down his adopted daughter with a shotgun before shooting his adopted son and then turning the gun on himself, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and malicious wounding.
In May, police say Pittman, 69, shot his 15-year-old daughter, Brittany, in the chest at their home on Keystone Drive near Charleston after a family argument.
According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Pittman then walked across the street and told his adopted son, Matthew, 18, that he was going to shoot him, as well.
Matthew Pittman was shot in the leg, the complaint states. Roy Pittman shot himself in the face when confronted by sheriff's deputies, according to the complaint.
He was arraigned in June with his jaw wired shut after being released from the hospital. He was taken to the South Central Regional Jail, where he has remained without bail.
Brittany and Matthew Pittman were among six adopted children living in the Pittman household.
Police have not released a possible motive in the shootings.
In the days immediately after the shooting, family members rallied around Roy Pittman, saying the shooting was out of character for the father.
Pittman's is one of 115 indictments returned by a Kanawha grand jury Tuesday. He will be arraigned at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 in front of Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.
An indictment is not a finding of fact. It only means that grand jurors have decided that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial.
Judge Jennifer Bailey, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.