Elderly BK woman beaten to death

An elderly woman found beaten yesterday has died from her injuries, according to her family.

Police say Loretta Sutton was found beaten at 930 Halsey St. at around 2 a.m. and rushed to Methodist Hospital. The hospital says Sutton was brain-dead and taken off of a respirator that was keeping her alive this afternoon.

Police say Sutton's son and his girlfriend were initially charged with assault and menacing in connection with the incident. However, now that Sutton has died, charges against the two may be upgraded to murder.

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