Nursing Home Resident Charged With Capital Murder

Authorities have filed a capital murder charge against a Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death.

Guillermo Correa was in custody after being formally charged Wednesday.

Houston police spokesman Victor Senties says employees at the Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center told investigators the 56-year-old Correa got into a fight with his roommates Tuesday evening.

Senties says exactly what sparked the fight is still unknown.

Irma Chavez, the daughter of 77-year-old Antonio Acosta, one of the victims, said her father had complained about Correa repeatedly, including earlier Tuesday.

Plano-based Pinnacle Health Facilities, listed in state records as the nursing home's owner, did not immediately return a call Wednesday seeking comment.

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