A man accused of killing his wife was charged with first-degree murder on Friday, according to court records.
Tulsa County prosecutors allege that the man, Oscar Mariscal-Lira, 35, severely beat his wife, Veronica Cervantes-Mejia, 27, in late August.
On Aug. 26, police were dispatched around 3 a.m. to the 16000 block of East First Street. From there, emergency responders transported Cervantes-Mejia to a hospital, where she died about an hour later.
Her husband, Mariscal-Lira, 35, was arrested that afternoon on a complaint of first-degree murder.
Mariscal-Lira is being held in Tulsa County jail in lieu of a $1 million bond. His next court appearance is Sept. 3, according to online records.
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