James Braun facing a murder charge in relation to the death of his partner Maryhelen Johnston.

London police responded to a report from a Wellington Road South motel employee in regards to disturbance, on May 12th at approximately 3:55am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Maryhelen Johnston, 39, of London, suffering from serious injuries. Johnston was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries on May 15th. Cause of death will not be released at this time.

James Braun, 41, was initially charged with one count of aggravated assault. His charge has since been upgraded to Second-Degree murder.

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