UPDATE | Man accused of killing girlfriend at Maxwell House Apartments enters not guilty plea

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Friday, May 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- David Maurice Kyler, the man indicted on 2 counts of murder last week, has entered a not guilty plea after being accused of killing his girlfriend in early February.

Kyler's girlfriend Matilda Jenkins was found unresponsive in her apartment on February 8, 2015. Jenkins later died.

The coroner said Jenkins died from blunt force trauma to the head.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The man accused of killing his girlfriend at Maxwell House Apartments early February has been indicted on 2 counts of murder.

David Maurice Kyler was indicted in a Richmond County courtroom on Wednesday, May 6.

Kyler's girlfriend Matilda Jenkins was found unresponsive in her apartment on February 8, 2015. Two day's later, Jenkins died at Georgia Regents Medical Center, officials said.

The coroner said Jenkins died from blunt force trauma to the head.



Friday Feb. 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A judge has set bond for a man accused of killing his girlfriend earlier this month at $50,000 and he's to have no contact with witnesses.

David Kyler is charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend Matilda Jenkins.

Jenkins was found unresponsive at the Maxwell House apartments early February.

The coroner says Jenkins died from blunt force trauma to the head.



Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man is now facing murder charges after he allegedly beat an Augusta woman unconscious last week.

David Maurice Kyler is now charged with murder and aggravated battery.

Coroner Mark Bowen confirms Matilda Jenkins died of blunt force trauma to the head.

She was found unconscious last week outside the Maxwell House Apartments and died several days later.

Kyler has a bond hearing set for this Friday.



Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The woman sent to the hospital after an assault over the weekend has died.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen tells News 12 Matilda Jenkins, 58, died Tuesday.

Jenkins was found unconscious at Maxwell House Apartments Sunday with a head wound.

David Maurice Kyler, Jenkins' boyfriend, is still being held in the Richmond County Jail for Aggravated Battery. The Sheriff's Office says no additional charges will be made until the initial findings of the autopsy are known.

Jenkins will be taken to the GBI Atlanta Lab for an autopsy within the next couple of days.



Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested David Maurice Kyler, 58, for assaulting a woman at the Maxwell House Apartments.

Sunday morning deputies found a woman unconscious with a head wound at the apartment complex on Green Street.

According to deputies, Matilda Jenkins, 58, was found this morning around 10:20 with injuries consistent with being assaulted. Kyler is Jenkins' boyfriend and has been charged with aggravated battery.

Jenkins was taken to GRU where she is in critical condition at this time.

Investigators say they're currently talking with people of interest. The case is still under investigation.