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Teen charged with murder released from custody over prosecutor's objections

A 14-year-old faces a second-degree murder charge after the death of a Peoria man who was allegedly struck in the head with a brick or piece of concrete thrown by the boy.

Tony Collier, 50, was in an argument with the youth in south Peoria earlier this month when an object described as a brick or chunk of concrete was thrown by the teen. Prosecutors said the youth threw it twice, striking Collier in the head the second time.

The 14-year-old was released from custody on Friday. The Peoria County State's Attorney's Office said it will ask the court to reconsider that ruling.

The youth's case remains in juvenile court.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.