HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- A Hickory man has been arrested and charged with beating his wife to death.

Thirty-seven-year-old Marvin Antonio Hill has been charged with murder in Sunday's death of 36-year-old Louver Hill.

Catawba County officials say a man called 911 late Sunday night saying he and a woman had gotten into a fight and she had fallen.

Louver Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff Coy Reid says the woman had been beaten on her face, arms, back and legs.

Marvin Hill was being held in the county jail. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

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