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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Two brothers charged with first-degree murder in Illinois

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Two brothers from Manitowoc County are charged with killing a man in central Illinois. 25-year-old James Jacquart of Manitowoc and 22-year-old Alexander Jacquart of Valders are both jailed in DeWitt County under bonds of a million dollars each. They're charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of 21-year-old Blayne Benefield. The victim's body was found last Saturday morning by a pedestrian in Farmer City Illinois. The Jacquarts work for a traveling amusement company.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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