Arrest and charges in Amboy murder

Matthew W Welling

A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 79-year-old Amboy, Illinois man.

The body of Delmar Leroy Daniels, 79, was found in his home at 105 West Main Street early Wednesday morning, July 18, 2012.  A concerned relative,  who went to check on Daniels and his wife, found Daniels’ body. 

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Daniels’ wife was found in her wheelchair inside the home.  She suffered minor injuries for which she was treated at a local hospital.

Matthew Welling of Amboy was arrested in connection with the case Thursday, July 19, 2012 at a home in the 300 block of North East Avenue in Amboy.

Welling is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of home invasion.  He was held in the Lee County Jail.

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