A 19-year-old accused of beating and raping an elderly woman who later died will now face a murder charge.Prosecutors said Sergio Martinez-Perez beat and sexually assaulted 93-year-old Louise Sollowin in her home Sunday. Sollowin died Wednesday.
Martinez-Perez is charged with first-degree murder. Charges were dropped for first-degree sexual assault and first-degree assault and burglary.
A judge denied him bond on Friday.
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