A wanted man who handed himself in after nearly a month on the run has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Michael Cope, 28, was arrested on Friday after police were called to an address in Leigh, Greater Manchester.
Mother-of-two Linzi Ashton, 25, was discovered with multiple injuries at her home in Winton, Salford, on June 29.
She had made separate complaints to Greater Manchester Police in April and May that Cope had raped and beaten her.
Cope, of no fixed address, is also charged with separate offences of rape and assault, said Greater Manchester Police.
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