Man charged in Medina double slaying accused of killing wife and mother-in-law



 Medina Police Chief Edward Kinney said investigators are unsure what prompted the shooting, which Kinney called a “senseless act of violence.”  

Robert Dick’s 17-year-old son called police about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He told police that his father said that he killed his stepmother, Pamela Dick, 46, and his grandmother, Lillian Cox, 84, according to police and court records. 

The teen told 911 dispatchers that he heard a gunshot and went downstairs to find his weeping father sitting in a chair. Robert Dick said he shot the boy’s stepmother and was going to kill his grandmother.  

The teen said his father got up out of the chair, went into another room, and shot his grandmother. He told the dispatcher he grabbed his phone and ran out of the house, with his father chasing behind him.  

“I just ran,” the teen told a 911 dispatcher. “I didn’t know if he was going to come after me next.”  

The teen ran from the home and hid while calling 911. 

Pamela Dick was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head in the basement of a home on Lafayette Road near Baxter Street, court records say. 

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies found Robert Dick’s truck later in the day at a Dollar General in West Salem. 

A Good Samaritan thought Robert Dick was a stranded driver with a broken-down car offered to give him a ride, Kinney said. He got into the man’s car, but an argument broke out, and Robert Dick threatened the man with a gun, Kinney said.  

Robert Dick got out of the car and ran into a wooded area off Rainbow Highway in West Salem, near the Dragway 42 raceway, Kinney said. A camper in the woods alerted police after seeing Robert Dick.   


Officers -- including some from the Medina, Wayne and Ashland sheriff’s offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Ohio State Highway Patrol -- swarmed the area and found Dick hiding in the woods with a gun, according to police and court records. 

Robert Dick has two prior domestic violence convictions against a former girlfriend, once in 2015 and once in 2005. In both cases, he attacked the woman and threatened to kill her in front of his son, according to police reports. 

Robert Dick in 2015 drunkenly punched his then-girlfriend in the face two times, then followed her into another room and choked her at their home on Avon Lake Road in Harrisville Township. His then-12-year-old son jumped on his back, stopping the attack, police reports say. 

Robert Dick left home, and the woman and boy locked him out of the house. He stood outside the door holding a wire and threatened to kill the woman. 

He kicked in the door and forced his way into a locked bathroom door. The woman and boy ran from the home and flagged down a Lodi police officer. 


Medina Police Chief Edward Kinney said investigators are unsure what prompted the shooting, which Kinney called a “senseless act of violence.”  

Robert Dick’s 17-year-old son called police about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He told police that his father said that he killed his stepmother, Pamela Dick, 46, and his grandmother, Lillian Cox, 84, according to police and court records. 

The teen told 911 dispatchers that he heard a gunshot and went downstairs to find his weeping father sitting in a chair. Robert Dick said he shot the boy’s stepmother and was going to kill his grandmother.  

The teen said his father got up out of the chair, went into another room, and shot his grandmother. He told the dispatcher he grabbed his phone and ran out of the house, with his father chasing behind him.  

“I just ran,” the teen told a 911 dispatcher. “I didn’t know if he was going to come after me next.”  

The teen ran from the home and hid while calling 911. 

Pamela Dick was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head in the basement of a home on Lafayette Road near Baxter Street, court records say. 

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies found Robert Dick’s truck later in the day at a Dollar General in West Salem. 

A Good Samaritan thought Robert Dick was a stranded driver with a broken-down car offered to give him a ride, Kinney said. He got into the man’s car, but an argument broke out, and Robert Dick threatened the man with a gun, Kinney said.  

Robert Dick got out of the car and ran into a wooded area off Rainbow Highway in West Salem, near the Dragway 42 raceway, Kinney said. A camper in the woods alerted police after seeing Robert Dick.   

Officers -- including some from the Medina, Wayne and Ashland sheriff’s offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Ohio State Highway Patrol -- swarmed the area and found Dick hiding in the woods with a gun, according to police and court records. 

Robert Dick has two prior domestic violence convictions against a former girlfriend, once in 2015 and once in 2005. In both cases, he attacked the woman and threatened to kill her in front of his son, according to police reports. 

Robert Dick in 2015 drunkenly punched his then-girlfriend in the face two times, then followed her into another room and choked her at their home on Avon Lake Road in Harrisville Township. His then-12-year-old son jumped on his back, stopping the attack, police reports say. 

Robert Dick left home, and the woman and boy locked him out of the house. He stood outside the door holding a wire and threatened to kill the woman. 

He kicked in the door and forced his way into a locked bathroom door. The woman and boy ran from the home and flagged down a Lodi police officer. 

Robert Dick was sentenced in that case to 30 days in jail with credit for 18 days served, according to Wadsworth Municipal Court records. 

In 2005, Robert Dick attacked the same woman. The two argued because Robert Dick was drunk and wanted to drive his 3-year-old son to the gas station. He slammed the woman’s head against the wall and chased her outside as she held her son, according to police reports. 

He kicked her in the side and grabbed a broken piece of fence. He chased her around the yard while threatening to kill her and throw her body in the street, according to police reports. 

Robert Dick was sentenced to time served in jail and one year on probation in that case. As part of the sentence, a judge forbid him from drinking alcohol or using drugs. 


Man charged in Medina double slaying accused of killing wife and mother-in-law Man charged in Medina double slaying accused of killing wife and mother-in-law Reviewed by Anson Moore on August 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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