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Southern Illinois Woman Charged in Death of Father

WGIL Newsroom . State News 153

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois woman is accused of bludgeoning her 82-year-old father to death in his Granite City home.

Prosecutors in Madison County charged 54-year-old Diane Kelly with two counts of first-degree murder.

Authorities say that Granite City police responding to a report of a body at a home early Thursday found Woodrow Dilday dead with visible head injuries.

Coroner Steve Nonn says preliminary autopsy findings suggest Dilday died of blunt-force trauma to the head.

Prosecutors say Dilday’s wife – Kelly’s mother – also was home at the time of the alleged beating death but was not injured.

Online court records don’t show whether Kelly has an attorney. She does not have a listed home telephone number.

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