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Police: 1 dead in southern Illinois bar fight

SESSER – Authorities in southern Illinois say one man is dead after a bar fight in the small community of Sesser.

Illinois State Police say 56-year-old John Franklin of Sesser died of injuries from an altercation last week at Bank Lounge.

Police say 45-year-old Michael Romani of Sesser is in custody at Franklin County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery. A listed telephone number for Romani in Sesser could not be located Sunday.

Authorities say additional charges could be filed by the Franklin County State's Attorney's Office, pending the outcome of the police investigation.

No other details were released.

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