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Dyleski’s appeal denied

By scarney
Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 8:06 pm in Crime, Lafayette.

Scott Dyleski’s sentence of life without parole will stand. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the appeal, which argued that Dyleski’s life without parole sentence was cruel and unusual punishment for a minor.

An earlier appeal, arguing about the validity of the DNA evidence and the fact that the trial location was not moved, was denied previously in state courts.

Dyleski is serving his life without parole sentence for the 2005 murder of his neighbor, Pamela Vitale, in Lafayette. Dyleski, who was 16 and an Acalanes student at the time of the murder, was tried as an adult.

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