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Diane Kelly

GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Charges were filed Friday against a 54 year old woman accused of murdering her elderly father.  Diane Kelly is facing two counts of First Degree Murder. If convicted, she faces 20-60 years in prison.

Woodrow Dilday, 82, was found dead in his home on Harding, early Thursday. The Madison County Coroner says he died from blunt force trauma to his head. Police say that Kelly hit her father in the head multiple times with a bludgeon during an argument. Dilday’s wife, Kelly’s mother, was in the home at the time. She was not injured.

Kelly is under arrest at the Granite City Police Department.  She is expected to be taken to the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville later Friday. She is being held without bond.

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