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Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Oct 28 18:51

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ A man accused of killing two men in Green Bay last month and stabbing an officer in the face as he was being arrested was charged with those offenses on Wednesday, authorities said.

Court records show that 28-year-old Oscar Lemus-Franco was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He faces eight other charges, three of which were tacked on Wednesday.

If convicted, Lemus-Franco could face up to life in prison.

Police say 37-year-old Gerson Alvarez-Franco and 30-year-old Jaime Lemus were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds on Sept. 28. Authorities eventually located Lemus-Franco in his vehicle and he led officers on a lengthy pursuit. He eventually fled on foot.

As officers closed in on Lemus-Franco, he stabbed one in the face. The officer is recovering from surgery.

Lemus-Franco's sister told authorities that he had ``been acting strangely for about a year and that he speaks to God who tells him to kill people,`` according to the complaint.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Lemus-Franco.

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