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Wilmington Island man charged with murder of wife on Walthour Rd

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Norman Smart (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Norman Smart (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say Norman Smart, age 37, has now been charged with murder in connection to the death of his wife, Lauren Smart, on the morning of Saturday, June 7th.

Murder charges were added against a Wilmington Island man Tuesday evening after Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police received preliminary results from an autopsy performed on his wife.

Norman Smart was originally charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence Saturday after he reported Lauren Smart, age 34, was not breathing in their house on Walthour Road.

Autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab received Tuesday confirmed she died of injuries received in the assault.

Violent Crimes detectives are continuing to investigate the death.

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