Lehigh Man charged with murder after girlfriend dies
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man has been charged with 2nd degree murder following his girlfriend's death in the hospital.
Elizabeth Browder, a disabled adult was severely beaten by her boyfriend.
Browder was transported to the hospital and made several statements to medical staff that her boyfriend/caregiver 54-year-old Billy Elrod repeatedly struck her in the head.
During the investigation, Elrod was arrested on April 4 for aggravated abuse on a disabled adult and given a $200,000 bond.
Browder died on April 24 as a result of the injuries sustained from Elrod's attack.
Elrod's charges were then upgraded to 2nd degree murder.
Elrod remains in the Lee County Jail with no bond.