- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - Two men are accused of involuntary manslaughter in last weekend’s beating death of a man in the southern Illinois town of Christopher.

Franklin County prosecutors also charged 28-year-old Timothy Curwick of West Frankfort and 18-year-old Dustin Mandrell of Christopher with aggravated battery. Each man is jailed on $250,000 bond.

Authorities say 40-year-old Scott Maceri died Saturday after being beaten, kicked and choked.

WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/LKVNx4 ) reports that Mandrell was paroled in November after serving four months of a five-year sentence for forgery and burglary.

Online court records don’t show whether Curwick and Mandrell have attorneys. Neither man has a listed home telephone number.

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Information from: WSIL-TV, http://www.wsiltv.com