Guilty plea withdraw granted for man accused of beating wife to death

A Motion to withdraw a Hickory man's guilty plea to his wife's murder is granted.

Marvin Hill will now face the original charge of first-degree murder in his wife's death.

He pled guilty to second-degree murder in October. But in November, Hill filed a motion with the Catawba County clerk asking to have the plea withdrawn.

Hill says the agreement confused him and he did not receive proper counsel on his potential punishment.

Hill is accused of beating his wife, Louver Hill to death in October 2013.

Catawba County Sheriff's office responded to a call on Miami Street in Hickory on November 10, 2013. When officers arrived they found 36-year-old Louver deceased in the back bedroom of the home after noticing both the kitchen and bedroom areas in disarray, according to officers. 

Officers say Hill, who as home when officers arrived, initially admitted to pushing his wife, causing her to fall. He later told officers he had returned from the store and engaged in a very argument with his wife that led to physical altercation. He claimed she slipped, fell and hit her head, which knocked her unconscious.

An autopsy showed Louver's cause of death was from blunt force trauma, according to police.

The case is set to go to trial something in February.