Friday, June 22, 2012

Robert Kelly admits beating his 20-year-old daughter to death with a baseball bat as she slept... but still won't say why he did it

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.

Megan fell into a coma after the beating, and died after being removed from life support on July 27.

Police have been unable to find a motive for the horrific killing. Read More