Anthony Dick was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for the murders of two children. According to court documents Anthony Dick was with his wife at a local motel where he would shoot her first before shooting the two sleeping children. His wife would survive the attack however the children did not. Anthony Dick would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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Date of Birth: 02/02/1964
Height: 5′ 06″
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A 43-year-old Bloomsburg man was sentenced to death Thursday by a Columbia County judge on two counts of first-degree murder.
Anthony J. Dick on Wednesday had pleaded guilty to killing his 18-month-old son and 4-year-old stepson as they slept at the Stone Castle Motel in early 2006.
He also pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and aggravated assault of his 23-year-old wife, Betty. Mr. Dick now awaits Judge Thomas A. James Jr.’s decision on those charges, according to the Columbia County court administrator’s office.
Mr. Dick reportedly asked Judge James for the death penalty Wednesday during his plea hearing, saying he wanted to be executed for what he did to his family.
The shooting attack took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2006, at the Stone Castle Motel along Route 11 just inside the Columbia County border.
Mr. Dick shot his wife twice with a .22-caliber handgun before shooting both sons while they slept, according to state police at Bloomsburg.
Mr. Dick then turned the gun on himself, state police said, and injured his stomach.
The two boys were found dead under blankets lying on the floor. Mrs. Dick escaped to a nearby motel room, where she and another lodger called for help.
Mrs. Dick was treated at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and has since been released. She reportedly attended the plea hearing along with other family members.
A few weeks prior to the killings, Mrs. Dick obtained a protection-from-abuse order against Mr. Dick. According to state police, she had sought protection-from-abuse orders several times before.
Mr. Dick, who has been married three times, has a reported history of violence against women and children. His wife, ex-wife and a former girlfriend all had protection-from-abuse orders against him, dating to 1993.
Mrs. Dick and the boys reportedly checked into the Stone Castle Motel on Jan. 9, 2006, after a custody hearing gave her primary custody of her 18-month-old son.
Mr. Dick was staying with them at the time of the killings, in violation of the protection-from-abuse order, state police said.