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Woman accused in beating death of boyfriend

11:04 AM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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  • Suspect: Casie Laney White, 33
  • Victim: Benjamin Thomas Craft, 52

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A domestic dispute leads to murder charges for a woman already facing charges in another county.

Casie Laney White, 33 is accused in the beating death of her 52-year-old boyfriend, Benjamin Thomas Craft, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a Dinsmore home in the 6700 block of Barth Road September 2.

When police arrived, Craft was found deceased in the home.

White is currently in the Nassau County Jail on charges of obstruction by disguise when she provided a false name to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office when they responded to her live-in boyfriend's house in reference to a possible battery.

A physical altercation between White's boyfriend and another man had allegedly occurred in the boyfriend's apartment. White was found hiding in a closet and was uncooperative with deputies, according to a report from the NCSO.

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