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Peoria man sentenced to 60 years in prison for father's 2018 murder

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A Peoria man was sentenced to 60 years in prison this week for the 2018 murder of his father.

Authorities Mark Runyon, 43, struck his 74-year-old father multiple times, including on the head and chest. Frank Runyon died from his injuries days later.

Mark Runyon was convicted by a jury in October on one count of first-degree murder. He must serve 100% of the sentence, with credit for three years already served. Runyon is appealing.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.