BC man arraigned in deadly dispute

Mug shot of Christopher Carpenter courtesy Calhoun County Jail.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A Battle Creek man was formally charged in a deadly domestic violence incident last year.

Christopher Carpenter was arraigned Monday on charges of open murder and assault with intent to commit murder for the death of Joyce Carpenter.

Joyce, 34, was attacked on Dec. 5 and died a few days later in the hospital.

Christopher was arrested shortly after the assault.

He was previously convicted of three counts of domestic violence between 2011 and 2012, records show.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27.

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