PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria man will now be examined by doctors to decide if he was sane or not when he allegedly killed his father.
In May of 2018, 40-year-old Mark Runyon was first only charged with one count of Criminal Neglect of an elderly person, for allegedly failing to properly take care of his 74-year-old father Frank Runyon.
A few days later, authorities states Runyon hit his father in the face, causing his death.
Runyon now faces a First-Degree murder charge on top of the Criminal Neglect charge.
Runyon will appear in court again on March 19th.