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Man Accused Of Murdering Father With Weed Wacker

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Yashesh Desai (Credit: Woodridge Police Department)

Yashesh Desai (Credit: Woodridge Police Department)

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WHEATON (CBS) — A west suburban man has been charged with killing his father with a weed trimmer as he slept early Sunday.

Yashesh S. Desai, 21, of Plover Court in Woodridge, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of his 47-year-old father Sanjiv J. Desai, a release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office said.

About 3 a.m. Sunday, Woodridge police responded to the home after getting a 911 call from Desai’s brother telling authorities that Yashesh Desai had just killed his father.


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Sanjiv Desai was suffering from massive head wounds when emergency crews arrived. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors allege the elder Desai was sleeping on a futon in the computer room of his home when Yashesh Desai struck him multiple times in the head with a weed trimmer, resulting in severe trauma to his head. Yashesh Desai was arrested at the scene.

He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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