Woman dies days after husband brutally beat her with crowbar, cops say

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The woman whose husband beat her with a crowbar in a jealous rage at a Washington Heights bus stop last week has died of her injuries, cops said Monday morning. 

Maria Kelly, 49, died Friday — four days after her enraged husband, Julio Aponte, 63, struck her in the head as she stood at a bus stop at Fort Washington Avenue and West 163rd Street around 7 a.m., cops said. 

Aponte allegedly left his wife for dead before fleeing on a motorcycle, with multiple witnesses calling 911 to report the vicious attack.

He then dumped the motorcycle at West 163rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue — before telling a parking attendant that he had killed his wife, police sources said at the time.

The attendant urged him to call the police — prompting Aponte to dial 911 claiming he’d killed his wife because she had cheated on him, the sources said.

Responding officers found Kelly lying on the ground with severe head trauma, cops said. 

Kelly, who went into cardiac arrest as a result of her injuries, was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she died Friday, police said. 

Aponte was arrested a short time after reporting the incident and charged with second-degree attempted murder and assault, cops said. 

Possible upgraded charges would be handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, according to cops.

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