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Suspect charged in death of man who took him in

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Associated Press

First-degree murder charges have been filed against a formerly homeless man accused of beating to death a 94-year-old Chicago man who took him in.

Gilbert Feliciano was ordered held without bail Monday in the Oct. 13, 2010, beating of Stanley Letkiewicz, who later died from blunt trauma to the head.

In several interviews with police, Letkiewicz identified Feliciano as his assailant. He also said Feliciano stole money from him. Letkiewicz died Nov. 23.

Prosecutors say Feliciano fled to Ohio but returned to the Chicago area after his mother died. He was arrested at a relative's home in May.

Shortly after the attack, a neighbor said Letkiewicz met the suspect begging outside a grocery store and offered to take him in if he'd clean his home.