Metropolis man arrested for murder of 15-month-old son

John A. Pruett (Source: ISP)
John A. Pruett (Source: ISP)

METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - A Metropolis man was arrested Thursday for the murder of his 15-month-old son.

John A. Pruett, 35, of Metropolis was arrested on a Massac County warrant for the first-degree murder of 15-month-old Jackson Pruett, according to state police.

On Nov. 30, 2011, state police say a grand jury formally charged Pruett with murder.

Pruett was taken to the Massac County Jail.

State police say 15-month-old Jackson died in a St. Louis children's hospital on April 21, 2010 as a result of a closed head injury.

An investigation into the death of the 15-month-old was made by ISP and the Metropolis Police Department.

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