Dyleski found guilty

Dyleski weeps as jury finds him guilty:

MARTINEZ – Scott Dyleski put a hand over his eyes, leaned over and wept Monday afternoon as he heard a jury’s verdict finding him guilty of first-degree murder and a special circumstance that will send him to prison for the rest of his life.

The jury deliberated about 18 hours before deciding Dyleski, 17, murdered 52-year-old Pamela Vitale on Oct. 15, 2005.

With the conviction on the special-circumstance count of murder in the commission of a burglary, Dyleski will be sentenced to state prison without possibility of parole. He was 16 when he killed Vitale.

The prosecutor said at trial Dyleski killed Vitale in connection with a scheme to purchase marijuana-growing equipment with stolen credit cards.

Prosecutor Harold Jewett argued that Dyleski may have killed Vitale mistakenly believing that she was another neighbor. He was angry at the other neighbor for thwarting his plan to purchase the equipment and for running over his dog a month earlier.

However, jurors did not believe that theory, said 55-year-old Concord resident Peter DeCristofaro, the single juror willing to speak with reporters.

“That didn’t even come up,” he said. “We didn’t buy that.”

He said all but one juror was certain from the first day of deliberations about guilt, but it took three days to decide that it was premeditated murder.

“As far as guilt, we got that nailed down pretty quick,” he said.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 26.

7 Comments

  1. I can’t believe it finally happened.

    I owe you an appology Trench. I did say that I would have no problem in taking back everything I said if he was found guilty, and now he has, so I take everything back.

    I am sortof shocked though. I didnt want him to be jailed. Hmm.. I feel sorry for him though.

    Its sad that he threw his whole life away after some raged-induced thinking, but I guess all crimes have their punishment.

    …I am going to go eat chocolate now.

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  2. Ofcourse it is. I love your website. I like to know what happens in other parts of the world, not just my own backyard. And hearing stories about kids my age shows me how truly lucky I am.
    Keep the work up Trench.

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  3. Or maybe he’s just weeping because Daniel Horowitz got away with murder.

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  4. Yeah, I’m willing to bet that. But I doubt we’ll ever know for sure. Can you see a 17 year old beating that Lawyer? I can’t.

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  5. Okay isn’t it ironic that because a jury and judge declared Scott guilty all of you AGREES – funny when O.J. was declared innocent by a judge and jury everyone declared him guilty!! The justice system in this country sucks!

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