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Update: ETX woman dies after Thanksgiving beating

Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Stewart Family Funeral Home.


UPDATE: Patti McHugh Gage died at 12:44 Wednesday morning after she was taken off life support.


TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas woman was taken off life support Tuesday evening after authorities say her husband severely beat her on Thanksgiving day. Patti McHugh Gage was in ICU at a Tyler hospital for four days.

Right now, her husband, Kelly Gage is charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

"He is truly a monster," says Nicholas McHugh, Patti's oldest son.

McHugh is talking about his step-father, Kelly Gage, who's accused of beating Nicholas'  mom on Thanksgiving day.  

The family of Patti McHugh Gage, asked us to show a photo of her in ICU--the result of what authorities say Gage did to Patti.

According to the arrest affidavit, the couple's 12-year-old son, who suffers from Aspergers, was home at the time of the beating.

"We were driving home the other night from the hospital and he made a comment that, 'Wait until everyone hears about my Thanksgiving dinner,' So, I don't think that he had a dinner. I think this is what he's going to remember every single Thanksgiving," says McHugh.

In the affidavit, Gage reportedly admitted to attacking his wife in the past, telling detectives he could have caused her injuries, but could not remember because of the amount of alcohol he had consumed.

McHugh says all he can do is pray that justice is served, and Gage gets what he deserves. He says the most difficult part is explaining their mother's condition to his little brother.

"Today is the first day that he known that she's not going to make it. I've tried to talk to him, but every time he sees her, he asks the nurse when she's going to be up again? Today, he asked my aunt if someone can give her a brain transplant because he wants his mommy," McHugh shared.
Gage remains in the Smith County Jail, held on $500,000 bond.

Patti's family will depend on each other to get through these next couple of days.

Authorities say they have answered numerous calls at the couples home regarding domestic disturbances.

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