Marshall man and Paris woman face first-degree murder charges

Eric Wycoff and Karla Kelly being escorted from the Clark County Courthouse
Eric Wycoff and Karla Kelly being escorted from the Clark County Courthouse

CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – Two people face first-degree murder charges in an Illinois investigation.

The Clark County, Illinois State’s Attorney’s office filed charges on Tuesday against Eric Wycoff of Marshall and Karla Kelly of Paris.

According to court documents, the state’s attorney says Wycoff and Kelly struck Dennis Bates in the head with an object.

This happened back on May 2nd.

A Marshall Police Officer saw the pair exiting a pickup belonging to Bates, who was missing at the time.

Wycoff told News 10 he was working on the pickup for a friend.

A judge set the bond for Kelly and Wycoff at $500,000 each.

The case will resume on Monday.