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$2.5M bond set for Pekin man charged with murder

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Bond is set at $2.5 million for a Pekin man charged with first-degree murder and other felony counts.

Tazewell County State's Attorney Kevin Johnson said 20-year-old Kolby Kincade is accused of assaulting Richard Wass, 53, at his apartment on Halloween.

Wass was found dead on Nov. 11. Authorities said he died from blunt force trauma to his chest stemming from the Halloween attack. Pekin police say Kincade admitted to kicking in Wass' door and striking him several times.

Kincade also faces felony charges of home invasion and aggravated battery.

Kincade will appear in court on Dec. 8 for arraignment.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.