FARMER CITY, Il (WHBL) - 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. Online court records show that James Jacquart had five previous convictions in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties over the past six years for theft, criminal damage to property, and negligent handling of burning materials.
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