New Details Released Into Murder of Lori Upthegrove, Husband High On Crack Cocaine

By  //  December 27, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: The body of a missing Titusville woman, Lori Upthegrove, was found Sunday morning, police said.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (WFTV) – New information released Wednesday released a man was high on crack cocaine when he stabbed and beat his wife to death, Titusville police said.

Timothy Upthegrove has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his wife, Lori Upthegrove.

Timothy Upthegrove told police he returned home on Cleveland Street Dec. 18 after a night of buying and smoking crack cocaine. Lori Upthegrove confronted him about using the drugs and said that she was leaving him, police said.

Lori Upthegrove was drinking a glass of water and when she offered her husband a sip, he slapped the glass out of her hand, then cut and stabbed her, investigators said. Timothy Upthegrove then fought with her and slammed her hard on the garage floor and she stopped moving, police said.

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