NEWHALL (CBSLA.com)  —   Authorities said a Newhall man has been charged with killing his wife of two months.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said 48-year-old Robert George Arvizu pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of murder.

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The murder count was added to two existing felony counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The two assault charges involve a second victim.

Before dawn on May 24, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies discovered the body of the 25-year-old victim identified as Courtney A. while conducting a welfare check at the Newhall residence, the DA said.

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Previously that evening, Arvizu had allegedly assaulted a friend who gave him a ride home from a party that the defendant had attended with his wife, the prosecutor added.

Arvizu’s bail was raised Friday to more than $1 million. Arvizu will return to LA Superior Court on November 18.

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If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years to life in prison.