Dustin Lynch Murders JoLynn Mishne

Dustin Lynch was a fifteen year old teen killer from Ohio when he would murder seventeen year old JoLynn Mishne

According to court documents Dustin Lynch would beat JoLynn Mishne with a bedpost before stabbing the teenage girl to death. The teenage girl who a week earlier had convinced her parents to let Lynch live with them as he had no where else to go

Dustin Lynch would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to twenty years to life

However Dustin Lynch would make headlines again when he would murder his cellmate Arturo Lopez. Lopez who was serving a sentence for sexual assault would be found dead inside of his cell. Lynch would receive another life sentence for this murder

Dustin Lynch Now

dustin lynch today

Number A460592

DOB 12/03/1986

Gender Male

Race White

Admission Date 12/23/2003

Institution Ohio State Penitentiary


Aggregate Sentence Life without Parole

Expected Release Date/Parole Eligibility Date LIFE

Dustin Lynch Case

A 17-year-old changed his plea to guilty in the beating death of a teenage girl despite the advice of his attorney.

Dustin Lynch offered no explanation for why he punched, stabbed and beat JoLynn Mishne (pictured, right) to death in her Montville Township home in November 2002.

When asked by Judge Christopher Collier on Monday whether he had anything to say before his sentencing, he whispered, “Nope.”

Lynch’s attorney, V. Lee Winchell said he was opposed to Lynch’s plea. He said Lynch insisted that he wanted to plead guilty to a single count of aggravated murder, which carries life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years, in exchange for other charges being dropped.

Lynch, who was 15 at the time of the murder, could not have faced the death penalty.

An hour before the abrupt change of plea, Winchell, was prepared to ask to be removed from the case because of Lynch’s erratic behavior, which included mailing bloodstained, taunting confession letters from jail to the victim’s family and prosecutors.

Mishne’s mother, Lori, sat hunched over in the courtroom and sobbed loudly as her statement had to be read by someone else.

“I feel not one shred of compassion,” she said. “I want (Lynch) to suffer.”

She said it was the compassion that she taught her daughter that led to her death.

Lynch had been a guest at the Mishne home after JoLynn, 17, said the wayward teen had no other place to stay.

A week into his stay, JoLynn’s father, Merle “Mickey” Mishne, found his daughter’s body in the home.

Merle Mishne directed his anger at the court system and the prosecutor’s office, which he called a joke.

Mishne complained that, because of Prosecutor Dean Holman’s eagerness to cut a deal and avoid a trial, he will never know what motivated Lynch to kill his daughter.

Holman said the Mishnes agreed to the plea agreement.


Dustin Lynch News

A convicted killer serving 20 years to life has been handed a life sentence for killing an inmate at Toledo Correctional Center.

A judge sentenced 26-year-old Dustin Lynch on Tuesday to life without parole.

Lynch had pleaded no contest in the strangling of Arturo Lopez last March at the north Toledo prison. According to online records for Lopez, the 43-year-old was behind bars on a rape conviction from 2005 and was scheduled for within a year of his murder.

The Blade reports that the 26-year-old Lynch already was serving a sentence for killing a 17-year-old girl in Medina County in 2002.

The most recent inmate-on-inmate murder was the jailâ??s fourth in the past 13-months, in addition to an inmate suicide. Prior to the recent string of violence, the last inmate murder at TOCI occurred in 2000. A recent report from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee suggests the increase in violence is the result of changes enacted by Governor John Kasich in 2011.

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