Gahanna Girl Given Probation For Plotting To Kill Parents

Grace Dillman, left, was given probation for her role in the attack. Robert Best was sentenced to eight years in prison.(Photo: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
Grace Dillman, left, was given probation for her role in the attack. Robert Best was sentenced to eight years in prison.(Photo: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

A Gahanna teenager who persuaded her boyfriend to kill her parents won’t go to prison if she stays out of trouble during court-ordered probation.

Robert Best, the 21-year-old boyfriend of 17-year-old Grace Dillman, is serving an eight-year prison sentence for the attack last year. The girl’s father was stabbed but recovered.

Dillman pleaded guilty Thursday to the charges, which included two adult counts of felonious assault.

Prosecutors say the teen and her boyfriend plotted to kill her parents, who did not approve of the relationship. The girl lied to her boyfriend, telling him that she had been abused by her parents.

In court Thursday, the girl hugged her parents and cried on their shoulders.

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