Gastonia man charged for the murder of his girlfriend

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Gastonia Police have charged a man with murder in the death of his girlfriend after he turned himself in Friday evening. 

Richard Tyler Lewis, 30, reported that he and the victim, Ashley Christine Young, 30, were in his truck and had stopped on North Chester Street after having been in an argument. Young left on foot, and he later gave her a ride to the hospital after she was injured by an unknown hit and run driver. 

Young died in the hospital two days later from her injuries.

After further investigation, police charged Lewis with the murder of his girlfriend. 

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