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Former security guard accused of killing two teenagers could face death penalty if found guilty

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 16:15:48-04

A grand jury has indicted a former security officer, who is charged with killing two teenagers. The indictment states he would face the death penalty if found guilty. 

Matthew Nicholson, 29, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder. 

Officers from the Garfield Heights police department responded to a home on the 4800 block of East 86th Street in September to find 17-year-old Manuel Lopez Jr. and 19-year-old Giselle Lopez lying in the driveway. Both were transported to the hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

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Police said the two victims were the children of the suspect's girlfriend and that all four of them lived in the home together.