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Pennsylvania Woman Jailed for Punching Victim to Death: Police

A northwestern Pennsylvania woman was charged with killing another woman by punching her repeatedly in the face, police said.

Danielle Craker, 27, of Corry, admitted beating the victim on Thursday during an argument at a residence in Warren, investigators said. Warren police said she told them she was upset with the woman and they fought.

Authorities didn't identify the victim, because officials couldn't immediately find her next of kin.

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Craker was being held in jail and online court records didn't list a defense attorney who could comment on the charges.

When police arrived at the residence, they found the victim with multiple wounds to the face and a broken nose. Police said they believe that she died of her injuries immediately after the beating.

Police also found the victim's boyfriend at the residence and said he was visibly intoxicated and had blood on his face and feet.

Investigators said they determined that there were two other people in the residence at the time of the assault. They said drugs may have played a role in the dispute.

An autopsy was performed on the victim on Thursday and the toxicology results were still pending. Police charged Craker with homicide and the victim's boyfriend with reckless endangerment because he waited several hours before calling for help.

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