Wagoner teen released from state custody

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 3:43 pm
By: News 9


TULSA, OKLA. -- A Wagoner County teenager who stabbed and killed another teen on a Porter school bus five years ago has been released from state custody. 

Daniel Dillingham, who turns 20-years-old on Thursday, was released from custody after a court hearing on Wednesday morning.

Dillingham had pleaded no contest to a charge of first degree murder for the December 2003 stabbing death of 16-year-old Andy Robinson.  Reports show Dillingham was 15-years-old when he stabbed Robinson in the back and chest with a large kitchen knife.

During Wednesday's court hearing, the judge was told that Dillingham completed his rehabilitation and tested as low risk for future violent behavior.  Tests read he showed evidence of remorse and concluded that Dillingham was at low risk for repeating his crime.

Dillingham's father said his son will either attend college out of state or join the military.

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