Second person arrested in connection to death of 15 year old boy

(Moline, IL) -- A day after a 15 year old boy's mother is arrested in connection to his death, the boy's step-father is arrested.

On Tuesday, 32 year old Justin Keim was arrested on charges for Criminal Abuse or Neglect of a Disabled Person. The Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office had issued a warrant for Keim’s arrest following the death of his step-son.

On Monday, the boy's mother, 34 year old Jennifer Keim, was arrested on first-degree murder charges, in connection to the death of her son on November 3rd, 2020. Police were contacted by a local hospital emergency room after the boy was found to be severely dehydrated and malnourished.

After a four-month investigation, police decided to charge Justin Keim with a felony alongside his wife Jennifer, however, Justin will not face first-degree murder charges.

(Photo by KWQC / Moline Police Department)

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