Scott Dyleski killed Pamela Vitale mistakenly thinking she was another neighbor who had accidentally killed his dog and foiled his plan to buy marijuana-growing equipment, a prosecutor said Tuesday in closing arguments at Dyleski’s trial.
“It doesn’t make sense any other way,” Harold Jewett said.
In her closing, Dyleski’s defense attorney referred to her client a half dozen times as “a 17-year-old boy” and a kind teenager, and said somebody else killed Pamela Vitale.
Jewett portrayed Dyleski as dismal and depressed, blaming the defendant, but also his parents and teachers for allowing a killer to brew.
“You left me to die in the dark streets with nothing more than broken dreams. … You raised me to hate, and hate I will, because now I live, I live for the kill,” Jewett read from a school poem Dyleski wrote.
The prosecutor added that influential people in Dyleski’s life did not intervene.
“That’s really cool,” Jewett read from comments written by a teacher about the poem.
Deputy public defender Ellen Leonida reminded the jury how her client’s friends testified he was a non-violent vegan who cared about people.
I don’t know if it’s the way the media is reporting it but this trial sounds like a complete clusterfuck.
I won’t be surprised no matter what verdict is announced.