THIS IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE.
The fact that Dienes sent his wife to the movies the night he murdered Joe Kopp, shows premeditation. He arranged for no witnesses to be present and, like the coward he is, he shot Kopp in the back of the head and then buried him in his back yard.
The only apparent motive for the crime is that Kopp had been telling friends that Dienes killed Amy Mihaljevic. We'll soon have some kind of answer to that. When you're convicted of a felony in the state of Ohio, the state takes your DNA and feeds it into the system.
But regardless as to Dienes' guilt in the Mihaljevic case, he deserves more time in prison.
Judge Russo should toss out this plea deal. Kopp's family should be asking the judge to do this right now, before the sentencing on Tuesday. Plea deals are for drug dealers and first time thieves. Not murderers. And certainly not murderers who have made a joke out of the justice system like this manipulative monster has.