Charges upgraded in Pickering murder

Police say the murder charge against a man accused in the death of his wife, who was nine months pregnant, has been upgraded.

Durham regional police say the charge against Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25, was upgraded to first-degree from second-degree murder at a court appearance on Thursday.

Baig was arrested at a home in Markham, Ont., last Saturday evening.

Officers said they arrived at the scene of an assault at about 9:45 p.m. last Friday, where they discovered the body of 27-year-old Arianna Goberdhan.

Investigators say she was found with ``obvious signs of trauma.''

Police say the baby did not survive.