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Woman brutally beaten dies

Laura Faison Laura Faison

By Heartland News

EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - A woman who her family claims was beaten by her boyfriend died Thursday night.

Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker says 28-year-old Laura Faison died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a local hospital.

Robert "Chico" Christian stands accused of choking her in front of her three children. Christian faces first degree assault charges for beating up another man in Faison's home, Ben Durfey.

An autopsy results are pending. 

Additional charges against Christian could come next week.

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