UPDATE: Man Charged With Killing Mother And Injuring Stepfather

UPDATE: STANAFORD, WV (WOAY)- The name of the man who is charged with murder from Sunday morning’s incident has been released.

Rodney Scott Bailey has been arrested for murder and malicious wounding and is in Southern Regional Jail under no bond.

Court documents identified the woman as Bailey’s mother and the man as Bailey’s stepfather.

Authorities say Betsy Ann Aldridge later died and Gary Kent Aldridge is in critical condition.


STANAFORD,WV (WOAY)- Authorities in Raleigh County are currently investigating a murder that occurred on Easter Sunday.

In a release sent by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic violence call on Grear Lane in Stanaford at 9:15 A.M.

Deputies initially found an adult male in the process of hitting a woman outside the home, he was stopped and arrested.

Investigators say, once inside the home a man was found suffering from severe injuries. He was later flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown where he is currently in critical condition.

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

Authorities do have a suspect in custody and he is charged with Murder and Malicious Wounding. He’s currently in Southern Regional Jail awaiting his arraignment.

Until all family members are notified names are not being released.

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