CLINTON, Ill. (AP) - Two carnival workers are in custody after they were charged with the weekend stabbing and strangulation death of a rural central Illinois man whose body was found in an alley during a Farmer City festival.
Brothers James and Alexander Jacquart are charged with first-degree murder for the death of 21-year-old Blayne J. Benefield of rural Farmer City.
His body was found Saturday morning.
Authorities say James, 25, is from Manitowoc and Alexander, 22, is from Valders.
The brothers are also charged with armed robbery and are being held on $1 million bail at the DeWitt County Jail.
The two are employed by a vendor who worked at the Heritage Days festival, which ended this weekend. It wasn't immediately clear if they had an attorney.
Farmer City is between Bloomington and Champaign.
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