Peoria man indicted on charges stemming from death of son

By WEEK Reporter

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria County Grand Jury charged a Peoria man with involuntary manslaughter and criminal neglect on Tuesday in connection with the death of his son.

Darnell L. Hunter, 40, is the father of 18 year old Darnell Hunter Jr., who died February 20th of sepsis, pneumonia and other stomach illnesses.

State's Attorney Jerry Brady said the son was a disabled person who was forced live like an animal.

Hunter is scheduled to be arraigned later in the week.