Hickory man arrested and charged with beating wife to death

by: Dave Faherty Updated:

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HICKORY, N.C. —

A Hickory man is accused of beating his wife to death, then lying to police about it.

Investigators said Marvin Hill called 911, claiming his wife slipped and fell inside the couple's home.

Sheriff deputies said when they got to the house, they found signs of a struggle and injuries to the woman's face.

Now, Marvin Hill sits in jail, charged murder after he beat her until she died in their home, south of Hickory, deputies said.

But Bill Hodges said that does not sound like the man who worked for him at Krispy Kreme.

He said the couple just returned from vacation and were in love.

"He came over and said if our grandkids ever wanted donuts, just let him know," said neighbor Debbie Herman.

Debbie and Leonard Herman were in disbelief over the allegations of violence.

Investigators said when they got to the home, furniture was overturned, and it appeared Hill struck his wife with his fist before calling for help, claiming she had fallen.

"I think it is ridiculous. Man shouldn't have done what he done, if that's what they say he done. I don't know," Leonard Herman said.

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