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Peoria man sentenced for killing his mom last August

PEORIA (WEEK) -- According to Peoria County records, Jeremy Simmons was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing his mother, 63-year-old Theresa Ann Simmons in August 2019.

Peoria Police were called to the woman’s home in the 700 block of West in August, after reports of a woman was found lying on the floor, bleeding, after suffering a serious injury to the back of her head.

She was taken to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, where she later died.

28-year-old Jeremy Simmons allegedly hit her over the head with a hammer.

On Wednesday, Simmons pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder.

He was immediately sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Court records show he must serve 100% of his sentence.

25 News Staff

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