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La Salle man charged with involuntary manslaughter gets new court date

Posted by wlpo on May 24, 2015

The La Salle man in jail for allegedly attacking and killing his stepfather with a rock, plastic shovel and gas can has a new trial date.

21-year-old Darnell Williams originally was supposed to stand trial June 1st for involuntary manslaughter in February’s death of 47-year-old Mark Jonas. His new trial date is August 3rd.

Williams is accused of attacking Jonas after he kicked in his door. Williams was allegedly trying to get his mom to sign over a car title.

Jonas went unresponsive during the scuffle and was pronounced dead at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The doctor who performed an autopsy says he died from a heart attack caused in part by the altercation.

Williams is being held in the La Salle County Jail on a million dollars bond.

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