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Utahn found beaten to death in New Mexico

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — A Utah man was found beaten to death Sunday in a hotel room here.

The body of Charles Guerro, 48, of Price, was discovered by a maid at the Anasazi Inn about 11 a.m. An initial investigation showed he died from blunt force trauma to the head and torso, said Farmington Police Lt. Doug Kennedy.

Two men, ages 19 and 22, were arrested for investigation of capital homicide and booked into jail.

Guerro had been living in the Farmington area the past four months and working as a coal miner on the Navajo Reservation, Kennedy said.

Both men arrested are known gang members in Farmington, Kennedy said. One of the men was convicted of shooting another man a couple of years ago but received a light sentence because he was a juvenile, he said.