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1 dead, 1 critically injured in Raleigh County domestic dispute

(WVVA) A Raleigh County man was arrested in the beating death of his mother.

Rodney Scott Bailey, 46, was charged with murder and malicious wounding. He was taken to Southern Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic violence call on Grear Lane in Stanaford at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found Bailey hitting an elderly woman outside the home. He was stopped and immediately arrested.

Betsy Ardridge was taken to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.

Investigators said a man was found suffering from severe injuries inside the home. Gary Aldridge, Bailey’s step-father, was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV where he is currently in critical condition.

Rachel Anderson

Multimedia Journalist

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