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Medina County man who murdered wife, mother-in-law receives 2 life sentences

Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 8:23 AM EDT
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MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A Medina County man was sentenced Friday morning for murdering his wife and mother-in-law last August.

Judge Christopher Collier ruled that Robert Dick must serve two terms of life in prison consecutively, with parole eligibility after 25 years.

He pleaded guilty in July to two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated murder and three counts of kidnapping.

“I’m sorry to my son and my wife’s family for all the suffering I’ve caused,” Dick said before the judge. “I don’t know what happened that day.. I just snapped.”

On Aug. 6, 2020, Dick shot and killed his wife, Pamela, and his mother-in-law, Lillian Cox, 84, inside their home in the 600 block of Lafayette Road.

Pamela Dick was murdered by her husband on Aug. 6, 2020.
Pamela Dick was murdered by her husband on Aug. 6, 2020.((Source: Medina County prosecutor))
She was murdered by her son-in-law on Aug. 6, 2020.
She was murdered by her son-in-law on Aug. 6, 2020.((Source: Medina County police))

Dick’s 17-year-old son witnessed the murders, ran out of the house and called 911.

After the shootings, Dick fled in his Chevy truck to West Salem in Wayne County where authorities said he abandoned his truck and was then offered a ride by a Good Samaritan.

After Dick got into the Good Samaritan’s car, he held the dad and his two children at gunpoint and ordered him to drive.

The dad refused and Dick jumped out and ran into a nearby wooded area near Buckeye Street.

He was taken into custody shortly afterwards by Wayne County Sheriff deputies.

Wayne County Sheriff deputies arrested Robert Dick in West Salem several hours after the murders.
Wayne County Sheriff deputies arrested Robert Dick in West Salem several hours after the murders.

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