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Bond set at $1.5M for Peoria man charged with teen's murder

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Bond is set at $1.5 million for the man charged with the murder of a 15-year-old Peoria boy last week.

18-year-old Erick Jackson is charged with first degree murder, aggravated battery, and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the shooting incident which led to the death of Merian Smith, and the injury of another youth.

Smith was the city's 23rd homicide victim of 2022.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.