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.