Newtown man to face murder charges

Nicholas Clark was already charged with first-degree assault in the case, but State's Attorney
John Connelly said Monday the charges would be upgraded after the victim, 26-year-old Erich Tabert , was removed from life support.

Tabert, who was living with Clark's estranged wife, Christa, never regained consciousness after Clark broke into the home and attacked them with a metal pipe while they slept early Saturday.

Clark surrendered to Waterbury police later in the day.

Christa Clark remained hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday.