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

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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.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.