Woman Killed by Ex on Penn State Satellite Campus Day Before Child Support Hearing, Family Says

Those close to a woman who was shot and killed by her estranged husband at a Penn State satellite campus before he turned the gun on himself say she'd become increasingly afraid for her safety.

State police say 49-year-old Lesli Kelly was on break from her shift at the campus cafeteria Wednesday when her ex-husband arrived, saying he had Christmas gifts for their children.

The woman had a brief conversation with 52-year-old William Kelly before he pulled out a handgun and fired.


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Her current boyfriend and co-worker tells WTAE-TV he saw the shooting from their workplace window.

While police say they received harassment complaints, Lesli Kelly never filed a protection order against him.

Her family says the two were scheduled for a court hearing Thursday on child support payments. Their children are 12, 14 and 18.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides people in distress, or those around them, with 24-hour support. The Crisis Text Line allows people to text 741-741 to connect with crisis counselors.

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