By Heartland News
ELDORADO, IL (KFVS) - Police arrested a man in the death of an Eldorado toddler.
Four-year-old Jessika James died in June 2009.
Paramedics responding to a 911 call found James unresponsive and in critical condition.
She later died at a St. Louis hospital.
Saline County State's Attorney Mike Henshaw says a St. Louis medical examiner recently ruled her death a homicide, saying the little girl died from a blow to the back of her head.
Now, 32-year-old Richard Turner II is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Turner was dating the child's mother when the crime took place.
Police arrested Turner Thursday at the Saline County Courthouse where he faced a judge on an unrelated case.
He was taken to the Saline County Jail on $1 million bond.