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Man Accused of Beating Girlfriend to Death in East Oak Cliff House

A Dallas man with a history of family violence has been accused in the slaying of his girlfriend, who died Saturday after she was severely beaten, police said.Brandon Clyde King told officers when they responded about 6:15 a.m. that he found his girlfriend of two years, Mia Doucet, unconscious in the bedroom of a house in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue in east Oak Cliff, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. A witness who was staying with the couple told police she was awakened between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. to the sound of King and Doucet arguing in the bedroom. She said she could hear loud thumping noises over the sound of televisions, a dryer and portable fan, the affidavit stated. No one else was in the house, the witness said.When the witness woke about 5:45 a.m., she saw King walk into the kitchen, return to the bedroom and then shout for help. The witness said she saw Doucet unconscious on the floor and called 911. Doucet, 30, was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. A witness told police that King had a history of assaulting Doucet, according to the affidavit.Detectives found blood splatter on the wall, television, lamp, shelves, pillow case and quilt in King and Doucet's bedroom, as well as hair on the wall consistent "with someone being beaten," the affidavit stated. King has been charged with murder. He is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $500,000 bail. He has numerous holds from agencies on charges including assault family violence and driving with an expired license.King was charged twice with assault family violence in 2013 and indicted in one case. He was accused in June 2013 of hitting his then-wife on the mouth and ripping her shirt when she tried to get away, according to court records. He took a plea bargain and was sentenced to 87 days in jail.   Continue reading...

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