A Bucks County man arrested last week in the brutal domestic assault of his 39-year-old girlfriend is now facing a homicide charge after the victim died on Sunday.
Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, was charged last week with Aggravated Assault, Strangulation, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Simple Assault, and Fleeing and Eluding and was being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 cash bail.
He will be arraigned on the new charge on Wednesday morning.
The victim, Jamie Beighley, was pronounced dead at 1:51 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Bucks Hospital. She had been clinging to life since the Thursday night assault at the New Falls Motel at 201 Lincoln Highway in Falls Township.