Scott Dyleski has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the murder of Pam Vitale.
Some words from the sentencing judge…
“The one time I saw you show any emotion is during autopsy photos,” Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Barbara Zuniga told the Dyleski as she sentenced the teenager.
“I saw you, sir, lean forward and your mouth fell open. And that’s the position you remained in. You were absolutely fascinated by your handwork. You don’t deserve to live among decent people.”
The pleas for leniency by Dyleski’s lawyer obviously fell on deaf ears and took the brutal way Pam Vitale was killed into consideration rather than Dyleski’s youth and “troubled upbringing”.
Personal responsibility wins a rare victory.