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2 Wisconsin carnival workers charged in Illinois man's death

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (WREX) — Two Wisconsin brothers have been charged with robbing and killing an Illinois man while they worked the Heritage Days festival in Farmer City, Illinois.

Both 25-year-old James Jacquart of Manitowoc and 22-year-old Alexander Jacquart of Valders are being held on $1 million bail in DeWitt County, Illinois. Police say the two were working the festival when the body of Blayne Benefield was found in a lot near the community's downtown on Saturday.

The brothers, who worked for Big H Amusements, face charges of first degree murder and armed robbery. An autopsy showed Benefield was strangled and stabbed.

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