On Monday, May 9th, 20-year-old Megan Roberts was asleep in her bedroom of the home she shared with her parents in Oxford, MI. Her father, 52-year-old Robert Kelly, entered the room of his sleeping daughter and proceeded to hit her repeatedly with an aluminum bat. The beating was so brutal; Megan was left unrecognizable, according to police.
As Megan’s mother called 911 to report finding her beaten daughter, Kelly calmly walked into the police station and turned himself in, telling them where they could find his daughter’s body. Wow!
According to friends the two had a loving relationship and no one could have predicted this would happen. “Her dad was her everything”, “he worshipped the ground she walked on,” said co-workers of Megan’s. The neighbors that lived above them tell a different story saying the often heard the father and daughter involved in heated arguments at night.
Kelly is refusing to speak with investigators, citing his right to remain silent. He showed no emotion as he was arraigned Wednesday, May 11th. He is being held on a $2,000,000 bond without the option to post ten percent. He has been charged with felony assault with intent to murder.
As of Wednesday May 11th Megan was in a medically induced coma, at POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac. According to her Aunt Dawn, they were going to take her out the coma Thursday, as she was moving on her own. I was unable to locate any updates, but as I find them I will update on Megan’s condition.
Mary D. wrote:
I first alerted you to the story in May of Megan Roberts, a 20 year old girl beaten by her father with a baseball bat as she slept. Tomorrow, Megan’s organs will be donated and then she will be taken off life support. I thought you could add this update sometime after 12 noon
7/13/2011 EST…Her father Robert Kelly has yet to go to trial. =( — Thank you Mary for the information.
Angel L. wrote:
The story you did on Megan Roberts in Oxford, Mi. The 20 year old that was beaten by her father with a bat while she slept. I heard she died and they are holding a benefit to help pay for her medical bills & funeral at Christie’s bar in Lake Orion,MI this Saturday at 7 pm. — Thank you Angel for the information.
We have gotten a few comments from people claiming to be family members upset that we are posting rumors regarding Megan’s conditions according to said posters Megan has been taken off life-support BUT is not deceased but is breathing on her own. Best of luck to you Megan, we all hope you make a full recovery.
Channel 4 news reported that Megan passed yesterday.
Update on Megan, thanks Mary