One of North Carolina’s most unlikely murder suspects – a disabled 82-year-old woman – was in a wheelchair when she appeared in Moore County Superior Court this week, hoping to get her bond reduced.
Her 76-year-old husband of five years.
An attorney for Margaret Francis Kellis, 82, of Aberdeen, hoped to convince Judge James Ammons Jr. this week to reduce her bond from $1 million to $100,000, reported The Southern Pines Pilot on Friday.
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The judge refused, it was reported.
Kellis is accused of fatally shooting Dallas Leon Kellis, 76, on July 20, in their home. She is charged with murder and felony forgery, The Pilot reported. She was charged with his murder three months after the shooting took place.
“It’s hard to see how Mrs. Kellis would represent a danger to the public at this age,” her court appointed attorney Arthur Donadio is quoted as saying.
Her alibi is that she was five miles away at McDonald’s ordering breakfast when her husband was shot in the abdomen and head, officials have said.
Among the revelations made this week in court this week is that she allegedly tried to flee through a back door when Sheriff’s deputies returned to arrest her, the Pilot reported. A prosecutor also noted that Margaret Kellis has been convicted of multiple felony offenses over the years, it was reported.
She is due back in Moore County Superior Court on July 12, according the Pilot.