72-year-old Maryland woman dies after husband assaults her, Frederick police say

A 72-year-old woman has died in Maryland after her husband assaulted her, according to officials.

The Frederick Police Department said officers responded to Frederick Memorial Hospital at about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday after hospital staff reported that a woman received serious injuries during an assault.

The woman, 72-year-old Diana Peckaitis of Frederick, identified her husband, 64-year-old George Ramer, as the attacker, according to police.

Authorities said Ramer was taken into custody on Thursday for first and second-degree assault charges. After Ramer's arrest, officials said Peckaitis died from her injuries.

Ramer was being held without bail and officials said additional charges were pending.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Det. Forrest with the Frederick Police Department at (301) 748-7122.