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Illinois brothers charged in 1983 cold case beating death

LEE COUNTY, IL (AP) -

Authorities in Lee County have charged two brothers, both in their 60s, in connection with a grisly 1983 beating death in which the victim's body was found naked, bound and gagged in a hog pen.

The Dixon Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1ktl1RL) 68-year-old Terry E. Bobell and 65-year-old Gordon K. Bobell of Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) were arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gary D. Dawson of Peoria.

They are held at Lee County Jail on $1 million bond each.

Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller tells The Associated Press that Steven Watts is still charged with first-degree murder in Dawson's death. The 57-year-old Watts of Berryville, Arkansas, was charged in 2013 and released the following year after posting the required $10,000 after his bond was reduced to $100,000.

Information from: Dixon Telegraph, http://www.saukvalley.com

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