Peoria man pleads guilty for death of disabled son

By WEEK Producer

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria man pleaded guilty for the death of his son Friday.

Darnell Hunter is charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal neglect of a disabled person.

His 18-year-old son, Darnell Hunter Jr., died of malnutrition last year.

Because of his plea, Hunter faces a max of 12 years in prison.

His sentencing will take place August 22.