Man accused of beating woman to face judge

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A man accused of brutally beating a woman in Hartford last month is set to face a judge.

Police said 22-year-old Jeffrey Acosta struck a woman in the head with a brick on James Street in January.

The victim suffered critical injuries from the attack, but police said they expect her to recover.

Acosta has been charged with first-degree assault.

Police said it appears as though this incident was drug-related.

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