LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man charged with using a metal baseball to beat his wife to death called relatives to report the crime.
Miguel Castillo was held without bail at his arraignment Monday after a not guilty plea to a murder charge was entered on his behalf.
Police making a well-being check on the couple’s Lynn apartment just before 5 a.m. Monday found 47-year-old Luz Yanina Acevedo-Gomez dead. Police went to the apartment after getting a call from a family member.
According to court documents, police also found a bat with dried blood on it in the apartment.
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Police say the 55-year-old Castillo held out his hands as if asking to be handcuffed.
Castillo’s court-appointed attorney did not comment on the charges but said the defense investigation has just begun.