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Man accused of killing grandmother in southern Illinois

Timothy Newell (Source: Jefferson Co. SO) Timothy Newell (Source: Jefferson Co. SO)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Bonnie man is facing murder charges in connection to the death of his grandmother.

Timothy Newell is back in Jefferson County. He's being held on $5 million bond. The state's attorney is charging Newell with murder.

Newell was arrested in Sweet Springs, Missouri last week.

Investigators say Newell's grandmother, 84 year old Rita "Betty" Newell was found dead inside her home in Bonnie on October 3.

Investigators have not said how she died, but say evidence at the scene lead them to her grandson.

Newell moved in with his grandmother about a year ago.

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