LINCOLN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A man accused of beating his girlfriend is now facing a murder charge, according to Richmond County jail records.
David Maurice Kyler, 58, was originally charged with aggravated battery on Feb. 8 after Matilda Lorraine Jenkins, 58, was found unresponsive at Maxwell House Apartments at 1002 Greene St., according to the sheriff's office.
Jenkins died on Feb. 10 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. The murder charge for Kyler was added after autopsy results showed that Jenkins died of blunt force trauma, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.
Kyler is being held at the Richmond County jail.