SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse man accused in a Christmas Eve beating death has been indicted by a grand jury.
Craig Owens, 38, faces a charge of second degree murder. Police say he beat his 18-year-old girlfriend, Latisha Hayes, to death.
Police were called to the scene on the 100 block of Steuben Street in Syracuse just after noon on Christmas Eve last year. Hayes was pronounced dead at the hospital.