Allegations of attack could land Wagoner County teen in adult system


Thursday, January 13th 2005, 5:44 am
By: News On 6


A Wagoner County teenager serving time at a state juvenile facility might have to finish his term in adult prison.

16-year-old Daniel Dillingham was sentenced to 10-years in jail for the 2003 stabbing death of a fellow student on a Porter school bus. 16 year old Carl Andy Robinson was fatally stabbed with a kitchen knife while on his way to school.

Dillingham pleaded no contest and he never testified publicly about why he stabbed Robinson. However his defense attorney claims Dillingham was mentally ill at the time.

Dillingham is currently serving his term at the Lloyd E-Rader juvenile facility in Sand Springs, but that could change. Authorities say Dillingham recently got into a fight that ended with him stabbing another inmate with a pencil.

In this stabbing, investigators say Dillingham was trying to help someone else and not kill the other inmate. Now authorities are trying to decide whether Dillingham should serve his remaining 9 years in an adult prison.

There's no word on when that decision will be made. Dillingham's next review is scheduled for February 25th.