Criminal Complaint: Deer River Man Beat Girlfriend to Death

By KBJR News 1

Criminal Complaint: Deer River Man Beat Girlfriend to Death

July 30, 2013 Updated Jul 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM CDT

Deer River, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The boyfriend of a Deer River woman, found beaten to death in her home last week, has now been accused of murder

The Itasca County Attorney's office charged 50-year-old Eugene Nason with second degree murder, in connection with the July 24th incident.

County officials say Nason assaulted his girlfriend in the early morning hours, leading to her death.

A criminal complaint states an argument sparked the incident.

Preliminary autopsy results show the woman died of a ruptured liver and spleen, broken ribs and bleeding in the brain.

Nason is being held in jail without bail.

Kevin Jacobsen
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He'll be in court again on September 9th.