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Wife could face murder charge in husband's beating death

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MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -

Charges could be upgraded against a 58-year-old Detroit-area woman after the death of her husband who was beaten last month with a crowbar.

The Oakland Press in Pontiac reported Sunday that 68-year-old Greg Cortis of Milford died Saturday in a hospital from trauma to his head and body.

Police found him November 30th on a floor in their home. The family's dog also was beaten.

Yvonne Cortis is being held in the Oakland County Jail on a $1 million bond.

She currently is charged with assault with intent to murder and animal torturing. Court officials have said she has a history of mental illness.

Milford Police Chief Thomas Lindberg says his department "will be working with" prosecutors to "enhance the charges to a murder case."

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