A Mitchell man has been arrested in the death of a 36 year old woman. 39 year old James Brinker faces a list of charges, including manslaughter, violation of a protection order constituting an assault, and simple assault domestic.

According to KMIT On Tuesday night at around 7:00 PM, a 911 call was received for medical assistance in the 900 block of East 3rd Avenue in Mitchell. Officers found a 36 year old woman dead at the residence.  A report from KMIT reveals the details of the alleged crime.

Brinker is accused of suffocating the woman to death by wrapping her in a blanket, placing a sock in her mouth, tying a cloth belt across her face, placing her on a mattress, and leaving her there.

The report continues to reveal Brinker allegedly called in the children of the woman to the room in an attempt to convince one of them to call police. Brinker was located at another residence in Mitchell, where he was arrested.

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