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.

Comments
  • ipatrol

    Ok, this might be two years late, but… WHAT THE F***?!?!

    She MANIPULATES a man into attempting to MURDER her parents, and HE, the victim of her lies, who ultimately SAVES the intended victim upon realizing her deceit, gets 8 years (perhaps acceptable), but SHE gets PROBATION??? She ought to HANG! Any TEN YEAR OLD would know this is purified EVIL, she should have been TRIED AS AN ADULT and EXECUTED.

  • Dimples

    I agree! Although he was the one TRYING to commit a crime, he is still ultimately also a victim. She, on the other hand is the MASTERMIND and should have received a more harsher sentence. There was no justice in this case.

  • Breanna Wilson

    This is insane. I can’t believe her parents even wanted to hug her. They’d be dead if she had her way! Thank God Robert had a heart because Grace sure didn’t. I CANT believe she didn’t get any time! I’m happy the family forgives him. I’d really like to know Graces mental diagnosis. Because she’s just not right.

    • Rick

      .. Great tv btw.. Such a great episode of web of lies… Especially when he realizes the little smut lied about being molested and he stops stabbing the dad and starts saving his life.. Very dramatic .. I love murder porn shows