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Psychologist father who beat daughter to death with baseball bat as she slept pleads guilty to murder

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A man who killed his daughter by attacking her with a baseball bat as she was sleeping pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Wednesday.


Robert Kelly went into the bedroom of his 20-year-old daughter Megan at their home in Oxford, Michigan and beat her to death in May last year.


He pleaded guilty to avoid a charge of first-degree murder, and now faces up to 30 years in prison.


Authorities say Kelly, a licensed psychologist and therapist, attacked his daughter on May 9, 2011, then went to the Oxford police station to report the crime.


A police dispatcher testified: 'I asked him if he knew who did it. And he stated, "Yes, I did."'


Kelly's ex-wife Julie Roberts, who was living in the home at the time, found her daughter bleeding and unconscious.





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Added: Jun-22-2012 Occurred On: Jun-21-2012
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