OAKLAND (AP) — A man has been charged with murdering a homeless woman in Oakland after authorities linked him to DNA found on a metal cart used to attack her.

Police said in court records they also linked Eric D. Scott, 44, to the brutal beating because he broke his hand and needed a doctor on Feb. 25, the same day Jenna Windham was found lying on a sidewalk with serious blunt-force trauma.

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Windham was taken to the hospital, but never regained consciousness and died on March 6, the East Bay Times reported Saturday.

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Scott was initially arrested in April and charged with possessing narcotics. Alameda County prosecutors later filed a murder charge with an enhancement alleging use of a deadly weapon.

Police said the victim had only been living in Oakland a few months and split her time between a homeless camp located a short distance from where she was found, and a nearby shelter.

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Scott was being held in jail on a no-bail hold.