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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Saturday, June 3, 1995
NEWS IN BRIEF
Woman pleads insanity in Beloit stabbing
Janesville – A woman accused of stabbing another Beloit woman as they looked at wedding pictures said Friday that she was temporarily insane. Sally Kelley entered the plea in Rock County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery and bail-jumping. Kelley, 53, the former wife of Beloit City Manager Daniel Kelley, is accused of trying to kill Sharlene Morello, 67, on Jan. 2. Morello said at a previous hearing that Kelley was obsessed with her husband, Anthony, president of the Beloit Beverage Co.
Circuit Judge James P. Daley said Kelley would be examined by psychiatrists at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Arrest reports contain two references indicating Kelley had prior mental health problems. A doctor said she was taking Prozac for depression at the time of the attack. Kelley, who is out on bail, is required to live with her parents and have 24-hour supervision. Daley agreed Kelley could drive herself to therapy sessions in Madison. The trial is set to start Sept. 25. The case was moved here because of the Kelleys’ social ties to the judges in Beloit.
From Journal Sentinel correspondents and Associated Press reports
Record Number: MLWK241646
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