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Man Charged in Nursing Home Deaths to Get Attorney

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    Houston Police Dept.
    Guillermo Correa, 56, is charged with killing two men at his Houston nursing home.

    A Houston nursing home resident accused of fatally beating two of his roommates with the armrest of his wheelchair will be given a court appointed attorney.

    Guillermo Correa made his initial court appearance Monday during a brief hearing.

    The 56-year-old is charged with capital murder for the April 22 deaths of 51-year-old Primitivo Lopez and 77-year-old Antonio Acosta. Correa appeared in court in a wheelchair and dressed in an orange inmate uniform.

    Prosecutor Natalie Tise said Monday there had been problems between Correa and the victims.

    Tise said a nurse who went into the men's room found blood spatter on the walls and ceiling. A trail of blood led nursing home staff to a waiting area where Correa was on the phone.