|Rossford man indicted on two counts of murder|
|Written by By BILL RYAN/Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Wednesday, 18 November 2009 15:58|
A Wood County grand jury indicted Dominic Dilucia, 18 of Rossford, for two counts of murder on Wednesday. The charges stem from a Nov. 1 incident at Perrysburg Estates on Lime City Road which resulted in the death of Steven Jagodzinski, 25, of Toledo.
According to the Perrysburg Township Police report from the incident, Dilucia and Jagodzinski were involved in an altercation in the early morning hours that day. Jagodzinski was drug by a vehicle allegedly driven by Dilucia for about 18 feet. As he escaped and began to stand, the driver struck the victim with the car.
Dilucia was originally charged with felonious assault; while a companion in the incident, Gage Lee, 18, of Northwood was arrested for complicity to felonious assault. The prosecutor’s office indicated there was nothing presented to the grand jury at this time regarding Lee.
Jagodzinski died on Nov 7. The Lucas County Coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide, based on a blunt-force trauma to the head caused by the incident with the vehicle.
According to Paul Dobson, the Wood County prosecutor, the State of Ohio is alleging that Dilucia drove the car which struck the victim during the altercation mentioned in the police report.
Dobson stated the two charges represent alternate concepts of the same action.
In a press release Dobson stated, “Count one alleges that Mr. Dilucia ‘purposely’ took the life of Mr. Jagodzinski.”
Continuing, the second count alleges his death was a direct result of Dilucia’s committing a first- or second-degree felony act of violence.
The prosecutor added that should the defendant be convicted of both offenses, they would essentially merge into one offense and he would be sentenced on one charge.
Under either murder charge, Dilucia could be sentenced from 15 years to life in prison.
The defendant is in custody at the Wood County jail on the felonious assault charge. Dobson expects Dilucia to be arraigned on the murder charge before Judge Reeve Kelsey on Nov. 30. Confirmation of the arraignment has not been received.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:46|
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