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Charge against wife amended to murder in Milford crowbar attack

Police: Yvonne Cortis admits to attacking husband, dog in home on Nov. 30

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Milford police said Tuesday that a charge against a woman who admitted to attacking her ill husband with crowbar has been amended to open murder.

Yvonne Cortis’s 68-year-old husband, Gregory, died Saturday.

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He had been hospitalized since the Nov. 30 incident in the couple’s home.

Police said Yvonne Cortis admitted to hitting her husband and the family dog with a crowbar to put them “out of their misery.”

Police said Gregory Cortis had Alzheimer’s.

Yvonne Cortis is expected to be arraigned on the amended charge on Wednesday. She was originally charged with assault with intent to murder.

She is also facing an animal torture charge.