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Teen sentenced for fatally punching former football teammate at Clinton County party

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Jacob Arter (Credit: Family Photo) Jacob Arter (Credit: Family Photo)

BREESE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The teenager convicted of fatally punching an 18-year-old during a party in Clinton County will not serve any time in juvenile prison.

On Sunday, April 23, Jacob J. Arter, a student at Breese Central Community High School, died after being punched at a rural clubhouse.

Witnesses said around 100 teens were at a bonfire at the clubhouse when Arter was punched by the suspect and collapsed. After being punched, a student drove Arter to the hospital while another performed CPR in the backseat. Arter was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 17-year-old, who was reportedly a teammate of Arter’s on the football team before losing eligibility due to grades.

The teen will not be allowed to hunt, must obey a 7:00 p.m. curfew, is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs and must perform 100 hours of public service.

 He s also required to pay restitution for burial and headstone expenses up to $15,000.

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