A St. Charles County grand jury indicted Steven J. Martineau Jan. 18 for second-degree murder, second-degree domestic assault and third-degree domestic assault in the beating death of his girlfriend.
Prosecutors said Martineau assaulted Linda Cerutti May 26, causing severe head trauma. She remained unconscious and died June 10 as a result of her injuries. She was 50 years old.
Martineau next has a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 22.
Martineau also is charged with a Feb. 26 assault on Cerutti, which was witnessed by another woman, according to St. Charles Police.
Police said he hit her twice in the face, knocking her to the floor. The police report indicated he punched her because she stayed out until the early morning hours.
Martineau is being held in St. Charles County Justice Center. Bond was set at $50,000, cash only.
For more information on this case in St. Charles Patch, see the following articles:
- St. Charles Woman Dies After May 26 Assault
- St. Charles Woman in Critical Condition After Attack