BEAUFORT, S.C. — South Carolina court records show a man charged in his wife’s death was free on bond after he was accused of assaulting her in March.

The Beaufort Gazette reports ( authorities say 52-year-old Dale Eugene King was charged with murder in the death of 51-year-old Veronica Glover King, whose body was found at a motel on Tuesday.

According to jail records, Dale King was arrested Thursday. He is being held in the Beaufort County jail without bond, and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

In the March incident, Beaufort police said officers responded to a disturbance at the couple’s hotel room. A police report said that after asking Dale King to leave the room, officers found his wife with a swollen left eye, swollen forehead and bloody lip.

Information from: The Beaufort Gazette,

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