Dec 23, 2015 2:54 PM
DOVER - A 19-year-old from Rochester has been ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars after stabbing a Madbury man to death and dumping his body in Maine.
On Wednesday, the victim’s parents pleaded with a judge to send their son’s killer to prison for good - and got their request.
The judged ruled life without the chance of parole for 19-year-old Tristan Wolusky.
Back in 2014, authorities say Wolusky and two other men killed Aaron Wilkinson, looking to rob him for money and drugs. Wolusky’s attorney says it’s not over yet.
“There is no question we’re appealing this. There will be a file of appeal within 30 days. We were shocked at the verdict, and we continue to be shocked at the verdict. I’ve been doing this now for almost 37 years and this came out of left field,” said Defense Attorney Mark Sisti.
Sisti told NH1 News his client isn’t done fighting yet despite the life sentence, but it’s the victim’s family who asked for the maximum sentence to be carried out.
“You murdered my son (and) Paula’s son,” said the victim’s father Paul Carroll. “That’s our story and that’s your story.”
“My son is gone and the defendants, all of them, get to stay. The injustice to me and my family is unbearable. I have a huge gaping hole in my heart,” said Paula Wilkinson, the victim’s mother.
While the family spoke in court, all Wolusky could do was sit and listen until it was his turn to address the court. He did not apologize to the family for their loss but rather maintained his innocence.
“I was telling the truth,” said Wolusky. “I did not murder Aaron Wilkinson nor did I hold him down while he was being murdered.”
Wolusky was taken into state custody and his attorney Mark Sisti said they will work together on an appeal.
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