Another Teen Killer Will Stand Trial
Prosecutors believe that on October 15, 2005, Dyleski beat the 53 year old victim to death with a piece of crown moulding and then carved a satanic symbol into her back. Aside from ample DNA evidence – including a bag of bloody clothes that reportedly contain both Dyleski and Vitale’s DNA – and damaging testimony from the defendant’s friend and mother (who agreed, respectively, to testify on condition that they would not be charged with participating in a credit card scheme and destroying evidence linking Dyleski to the crime), a grisly to-do list was also discovered at the defendant’s residence. The list included, “"Knock-out/kidnap," “Dirty Work” and "Cut up and bury."
Already, Dyleski’s attorney has argued that there is no way the teen can receive a fair trial because of the extensive media coverage. Perhaps she fails to realize – or realizes all too well – that all that the coverage has done is make known the evidence that will likely lead to her client’s conviction when it is presented to a jury.
Being that the defendant was 17 at the time of the crime - one year younger than requirement for classification as an adult - he is not subject to the death penalty and at most will receive 26 years to life. What a difference a year can make, huh?