A 23-year-old man is facing a murder charge after police say he assaulted his girlfriend's former boyfriend last month. 

Fidel Gandara is in custody on $1 million bail in the beating death of 21-year-old Brian Guzman, according to a court document and coroner's release. His next court hearing is set for Jan. 18.

According to a probable cause declaration, Gandara's girlfriend called Gandara Dec. 18 after she got into an argument with Guzman. Gandara arrived and hit Guzman in the head multiple times with a blunt object, according to the declaration.

Guzman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and Gandara was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

On Dec. 23, Guzman died, and the charge against Gandara was amended from attempted murder to murder. 

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