Illinois dad accused of killing toddler son -

Illinois dad accused of killing toddler son


METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) -- A man is jailed in southern Illinois on charges he killed his 15-month-old son more than a year and a half ago.

A Massac County grand jury indicted John Pruett, 35, of Metropolis on Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder.

Illinois State Police say toddler Jackson Pruett was taken unresponsive to a Metropolis hospital in April 2010, and died two days later at a St. Louis hospital.

Authorities say the boy died of a head injury.

Pruett was arrested Thursday.

Pruett does not have a listed home telephone number. Court records do not show whether he has an attorney.



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