Nathan Turner, 36, now faces a second-degree murder charge after the death of his girlfriend, Nicole Stephenson.
On January 27 Pueblo Police officers were called to the hospital after Stephenson, 33, was seriously injured in an assault. The investigation showed that assault was a domestic violence homicide.
She was later transferred to a hospital in the Denver area for additional treatment, and died on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Turner was arrested at the time of the assault on charges of attempted second-degree murder and assault.
After Stephenson's death Turner's charges were amended. He is being held at the Pueblo County detention Center, and is due in court on March 18.
This is the fourth homicide in the city of Pueblo in 2020.
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