Joshua Lemonick and Angeline Terek, admitted killers of Hollywood Diner owner Michael Gklotsos, will serve decades in prison.
The Pennsylvania pair who admitted killing Hollywood Diner owner Michael Gklotsos on Sept. 17, 2012, were sentenced to decades each in prison at a Kent County Superior Court hearing March 25.
Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. ordered Joshua Lemonick, 22, formerly of Newtown, Pa., to serve 50 years in prison, but suspended the last 20 years and added several years of supervised probation.
Originally charged with first-degree murder and several other charges, Lemonick’s Nov. 26 agreement with the state had him pleading guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
Angeline M. Terek, 25, formerly of Bristol Township, Pa., also was ordered to serve 50 years, but Vaughn suspended the last 25 years and, like Lemonick, added supervised probation to be served after her release.
Terek’s August plea deal had reduced her charges to second-degree murder and conspiracy.
Both must serve at least 15 years before being eligible for probation.
Lemonick, dressed in an orange Department of Correction jumpsuit, stood silently as Vaughn read the sentence. He showed no emotion as he turned, was handcuffed and then led away.
Terek presented a different image in court than the woman with the partially-shaved head shown in her booking photo. Her brown hair grown in, and dressed in a red jumpsuit with the letters “DOC” emblazoned across the back, Terek tearfully read a statement admitting her part in the case.
“I am so, so sorry for what happened,” she said. “Please know I accept full responsibility for my actions.”
She also was taken away in handcuffs after the sentencing.
Afterward, Terek’s attorney, public defender Kathleen Amaltifano, said Vaughn had reached the correct conclusion during the hearing.
“I think it was an appropriate outcome,” Amaltifano said, “Angel took responsibility, she always has from the beginning.
“She understands what the victim’s family is going through. Hopefully, everyone can move forward. That’s what she’s hoping.”
Lemonick attorney James Ligouri said he understood the outcome.
“The judge weighed the factors, pro and con, and did not follow the state’s recommendation of 40 years,” he said.
Gklotsos’ son, Nick, fought to contain his emotions following the hearing.
“What they did really affected us, me, and my sister, and my niece and nephew, his grandchildren.
“It’s not just the events of Sept. 17, it’s every day,” Gklotsos said. “People are always telling me what a great man he was.
“I get no satisfaction from these sentences. They won’t change what happened on Sept. 17. It will never change the fact that he’s not here.”
Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal said afterward the two had received appropriate punishments.
“This case was a tragedy for all families involved,” Babowal said. “The Dover community lost a person who was a business owner, a father and a grandfather.
“We were looking for an appropriate sentence and we feel the judge did provide justice for the state and the families involved.”