The father of an 18 year old who died suddenly last month has been arrested by Peoria Police. 40 year old Darnell Hunter was taken into custody overnight Thursday morning.
Hunter is charged with aggravated battery/great bodily harm and unlawful restraint.
18 year old Darnell Hunter Jr. died at a local hospital while in cardiac arrest. Reports say the Peoria High student was found very ill in his Peoria home.
His autopsy revealed he died from stomach inflammation and bacterial pneumonia. Contributing factors appeared to be malnutrition, major depressive disorder and mental development delay.