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John Holmon charged in death of Jaesean Rusher

9:46 PM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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Granite City, IL (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a man for the death of a 21-month-old in Granite City, Illinois Monday.

John Holmon, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder of Jaesean Rusher.

Holmon is the boyfriend of Rusher's mother.

The preliminary results of the autopsy performed Tuesday indicates Rusher died of blunt trauma to the head. Toxicology and other test results are pending.

Authorities say this is the first reported case of child abuse in the home.

If convicted, Holmon faces between 60-100 years in prison.

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of 14th Street in Granite City.

Donations can be made through any Regions Bank.

KSDK

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