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 Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail He'll be in court again on September 9th.