Man pleads guilty to murder after assaulted woman dies in Norfolk hospital

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jun 14, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. – A man has pleaded guilty to murder after a woman died due to her injuries from an assault.

Robert Anthony Colon

On June 14, 2018, around 3:15 a.m., police responded to the 5400 block of Cape Henry Avenue for an assault in progress.

When officers got there, they found 36-year-old Melissa Yuhas unresponsive outside the residence.

Police said medics took Yuhas to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she died that next morning.

Detectives arrested and charged 34-year-old Robert Anthony Colon with Second-Degree Murder.

On August 13, 2019, Colon pleaded guilty to one count of Voluntary Manslaughter and one count of Attempt to Commit Unlawful Wounding.

The sentencing hearing for Colon is scheduled for December 2019.