Police say a woman who was beaten last week has now died

Partner now charged with homicide in the case

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The victim of a domestic assault last week in Dalton has now died from her injuries.

Dalton Police say that 40 year old Rachael Schaefer passed away from her injuries Monday morning at Hamilton Medical Center.

They are now upgrading the charges against 44 year old Justin Pippin to homicide.

The couple lived together on Liddell Street.

Police were called to the home on Thursday morning on reports that a woman was not breathing.

Once she was at the hospital, officials determined she had been beaten.

Pippin had called 911 and was on the scene when police arrived.

After an investigation, police charged him with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and aggravated sexual battery.


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