SYCAMORE, Ill. (WIFR) - The man left unconscious after falling down a flight of stairs in Sycamore on Christmas morning has died from his injuries.
Sycamore police say just after 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Day officers went to a call in the 100 block of Mille Circle for a man who had fallen down the stairs.
Investigators say 62-year-old Henry Berenz was found unconscious at the bottom of the stairs and was taken to the hospital.
After interviewing family members, officers learned that a verbal argument got physical and Berenz tried to break it up. They also learned that 44-year-old John Knell, of Pekin, allegedly hit Berenz causing him to fall down the stairs.
Berenz died from his injuries on Tuesday at a Rockford hospital.
Knell was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery Monday.
Knell is innocent until proven guilty.