Dustin Wallace was sixteen years old when he raped and murdered a five year old girl in Oregon. According to court documents Dustin Wallace sexually assaulted the little girl before smothering her with a pillow. This teen killer lawyers tried to get him off by saying that Dustin Wallace accidentally smothered the child while he was molesting her but the judge did not by it. The Oregon sentenced the teen killer to the maximum penalty and this monster will never get out of prison again
Dustin Wallace 2021 Information
|Offender Name:||Wallace, Dustin Michael|
|Age:||26||DOB:||03/1994||Location:||Snake River Correctional Institution|
|Gender:||Male||Race:||White Or European Origin||Status:||AIC|
|Height:||6′ 03”||Hair:||Brown||Field Admission Date:||09/15/2015|
|Weight:||230 lbs||Eyes:||Hazel||Earliest Release Date:||No Parole|
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A judge has decided that the teen who raped and murdered a 5-year-old Roseburg girl will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Judge Randy Garrison handed down his ruling on Tuesday at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing for Dustin Wallace, 18, who was convicted for the assault that happened back in 2010.
The courtroom was almost completely full as the judge handed down his decision.
Wallace waived his right to a jury trial, allowing the sentencing to be decided by Garrison.
Wallace was convicted back in June for the rape and murder of the girl. The defense argued that Wallace did not intend to kill Sahara Dwight and accidentally smothered her as he molested her.
Prosecutors had argued Wallace killed the girl and then lied about what happened in an attempt to get away with the crime.
Garrison said the video of Wallace being interviewed by police after Dwight’s death shows the teen had no remorse for his actions as he spun elaborate lies about what took place that night.
Garrison found Wallace guilty on six counts of aggravated murder and one count each of first degree rape and sexual assault.
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A 16-year-old Oregon boy was arraigned Monday on charges of aggravated murder and rape in the death of 5-year-old Sahara Dwight.
Dustin Wallace was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 4 on six counts of aggravated murder and rape, among other charges, reports CBS affiliate KPIC.
According to a court document, Wallace told police he suffocated the child after she woke up while he was sexually abusing her on July 9. Wallace told investigators that he entered the young girl’s bedroom and began touching her while she was asleep. When the child began to jerk away he placed his hand over her mouth and punched her in the stomach to slow her struggle, according to KPIC. She was declared dead at the scene.
Police have said the accused was not related to the victim but was staying at the same home, the television station reported.
Even though Wallace is only 16, he is being tried as an adult and could face life in prison if convicted, but not the death penalty because he is under 18.