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Pawhuska Man Faces Charges In Death Of His Girlfriend

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A Pawhuska man faces federal charges after the death of his girlfriend in August. A federal grand jury indicted Thomas Eaves of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Starr Pennington.

If convicted, Eaves could spend the rest of his life in prison. Investigators say Pennington died of blunt force trauma to the head and had broken bones and bruises.

Doctors believe she had been dead for hours when Pennington brought her to the hospital.

9/18/2015 Related Story: Friends Not Sure Pawhuska Man Accused Of Murdering Girlfriend Is Guilty

Medical records show Pennington had been to the hospital nine times since October of 2014 for injuries related to abuse. Eaves spent 11 years in prison for killing his father in 1986.

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