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Illinois man accused of using weed trimmer to kill father

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago man has been charged with murder in the death of his father.

Authorities say 21-year-old Yashesh Desai of Woodridge has been accused of using a weed trimmer to kill his, 47-year-old father Sanjiv Desai, as he slept early Sunday.

DuPage County prosecutors say Woodridge police went to the home early Sunday after receiving a 911 call from a family member saying Yashesh Desai had just killed his father.

Authorities say 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 say the elder Desai was struck several times in the head with the weed trimmer. Yashesh Desai was arrested at the scene.

It wasn't immediately known if Desai has obtained legal counsel.

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