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All Crime Is Personal

Possible Dyleski jurors quizzed on Goth, magic:

The prosecutor in the Scott Dyleski murder trial asked prospective jurors Friday whether they were familiar with or knew anyone who embraced the Goth culture or the Wicca religious movement, and whether they had read books about psychopaths, serial killers and Jack the Ripper.

The discussion in Contra Costa Superior Court touched on good and bad witches, black and white magic and “the dark side,” in what could be key elements in the upcoming trial of Dyleski, who has pleaded not guilty to special-circumstances murder and burglary in the Oct. 15 slaying of Pamela Vitale, the wife of lawyer and legal analyst Daniel Horowitz.

Prosecutor Harold Jewett noted that Dyleski, 17, appeared “neat and tidy” while clad in a blue dress shirt and tie in the Martinez courtroom. Jewett suggested in his questioning to potential jurors that they would hear evidence that the defendant had embraced a different lifestyle before his arrest.

When a prospective juror told Jewett that he enjoyed role-playing in the form of dressing up like people did during the Renaissance, Jewett asked whether he did that because “you’re visiting the dark side.” The man said no.

Please tell me that they’re not going with a “satanic ritual” killing prosecution. Welcome to 1985. Just stick with the facts and the evidence. That shit may fly in Arkansas but not in California.

10 thoughts on “They can’t be serious

  1. Random says:

    This is turning out to be quite the case. 😀


  2. Trench says:

    It’s got made for tv movie all over it.


  3. CB says:

    The relevancy is…where? Shouldn’t they be establishing sufficient evidence that he committed the murder? Or, have they already done that and they’re simply having their way with branding? I remember a segment on Scarborough Country last year on the case with the heading “Goth killer?”.


  4. Trench says:

    What I don’t get is the evidence clearly points in the direction of Dyleski without any of this “dark side” crap. They’re going to screw this up if they’re not careful.


  5. Alyric says:

    “visiting the dark side”? What is this prosecutor on? Are you sure this isn’t taking place in Salem?


  6. starviego says:

    What evidence points to Dyleski?


  7. Jim says:

    I think Scott should sue Judas Priest… we all know how the evil music can warp an otherwise good mind.

    God damn Rob Hallford… making all the good kids evil (and gay ?) 😛


  8. TheVoiceOfReason says:

    Where does it say anywhere that DNA proves a solid connection between Dyleski and his supposed victim? A solid, reasonable, without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt connection? Because I’m still betting its the husband.


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