Pasadena, CA -- People who've been charged with a crime can often find themselves facing new charges as investigators uncover new evidence or as the condition of a crime victim worsens. Conspiracy and weapons charges are often added on to crimes like fraud or assault, and if an assault victim dies of their injuries, a defendant can also be charged with a homicide.
Gina Marie Sas, 25, of Pasadena, may face extra charges if a coroner's report reveals that her 74-year-old husband died of injuries sustained in an alleged domestic violence incident earlier this month. Sas was arrested earlier this month after allegedly attacking her husband and striking his head. The man received a cut on his head and although he was walking and talking when police came to the home, his condition worsened after he was taken to a hospital.
Sas has already pleaded not guilty to a felony domestic violence charge, but could be charged with murder or manslaughter if the coroner's report reveals that her husband died due to injuries that investigators believe she caused. Authorities have not released the man's name citing the need to inform his family.