Randleman pleads guilty

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO 2:50 p.m.) Kevin Randleman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Friday morning at a hearing in Erie County Common Pleas Court.
Sandusky Register Staff
Aug 25, 2012

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO 2:50 p.m.) Kevin Randleman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Friday morning at a hearing in Erie County Common Pleas Court.

Friday was to be the start of the second day of the Atkins hearing to determine Randleman's mental capacity, but in a surprise move, Randleman pleaded guilty to the murder of Sandusky police officer Andrew Dunn on March 19, 2011. Randleman also pleaded guilty to having a weapon under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.

Judge Tygh Tone sentenced Randleman to life without parole.

To see photos from the hearing click HERE

By pleading guilty, Randleman gives up many of his rights to appeal his conviction in the case. He will have 30 days to appeal the sentence, but defense attorneys say the do not intend to file any such appeal.

According to the defense attorneys, the guilty plea was made this morning after the state accepted plea terms offered by the defense. 

Family and friends of Dunn were in the courtroom and reacted emotionally to the plea Friday morning.

Get Saturday's Register for full coverage of this developing story. For past stories on the tragic shooting of Ofc. Dunn, his memorial, and the Randleman court proceedings, click HERE.

Comments

Super Judge

 so far atleast five civilians have seen the video. we all deserve to see it now. we need to know what happened that night. it is owed to us.

Super Judge

 wedge you tend to remember stuff like that not forget. i remember the first person i saw shot to death, the look in his eyes, the void of death, you never forget

ritt

Its like this eagle........in today's world, peole think they are owed everything and anything, they deserve the right to be selfish, hurtful and plain stupid. They are owed the ability to see the tragic and horrific death of a member of our community to fulfill their own sick curiosities. Common sense has been replaced with the lack of, respect for others and their privacy has been replaced with self righteous voyeurism, selflessness......well that's simple ~ selfishness. 

Having seen someone shot to death "Super Judge", and knowing the look of death and never forgetting it......I find it distrubing that you want to see more of it.  And while you demand to see the videos of Andrew's death, just what exactly do you contribute to this community that makes you so holier than thou that this community "owes" it to you?  And let me clarity myself:  what POSITIVE contributions have you made to this community?

You are Owed nothing!  On the other hand, we OWE it to the Dunn family to leave them be, to respect their family's privacy, to help them heal and leave the videos sealed!

eagle3

 To Super Judge....why do you feel that you "deserve" to see the video....anyone can say that they have seen it....they can make things up and you or I will not know if thats the truth....for you to say you deserve to see it is just wrong!! NO ONE should see the video(s)..

eagle3

Ritt...I agree everyone demanding to see the video think they are so entitled....Andy wouldn't want people to watch him dying...and I can say that w/ absolute certainty since I am a member of his family!!! I miss him very much and for evryone assuming that our family or some members of our faily have seen these horrific videos I can tell you we have not!!!

eagle3

Ritt...I agree everyone demanding to see the video think they are so entitled....Andy wouldn't want people to watch him dying...and I can say that w/ absolute certainty since I am a member of his family!!! I miss him very much and for evryone assuming that our family or some members of our faily have seen these horrific videos I can tell you we have not!!!

ritt

Entitlement!  You sir are so right.  Its beyond what can you do for me when it should be what can I do for you ~ it is now "I'm entitled to........simply because".

More importantly, I am so very sorry for your loss, your family's loss.  I am not family but know some of your family including Andrew.  I am even more sorry that you have to read these posts.  I appreciate your courage here and hope that you and your family can heal if that is even possible.  May God bless all of you ~ !

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