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Cold Case: Stacy Fairchild murder 2/2/1989 Lancaster, OH *Lendy Dysart pled guilty; sentenced to 7 years – 25 years in prison*

Stacy Fairchild

Find-A-Grave: Stacy Fairchild
Arrest Made In 1989 Slaying
Evidence from DNA rekindled 1989 case
Man charged in 1989 killing
DNA provided break in 20-year-old killing
Man Takes Plea Deal In Teen’s 1989 Slaying
Man gets 7 to 25 years for murder
Man Sentenced In Teen’s 1989 Slaying

On the Case with Paula Zahn: The River’s Edge


Number: A589510
DOB: 10/17/1963
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 11/03/2008
Institution: Southeastern Correctional Institution

Offense Information

BURGLARY Counts: 1 ORC: 2911.12 4
Committing County: FAIRFIELD Admission Date: 11/03/2008 Degree of Felony: Second
ROBBERY Counts: 1 ORC: 2911.02 4
Committing County: FAIRFIELD Admission Date: 11/03/2008 Degree of Felony: Second
FEL ASSAULT Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.11 4
Committing County: FAIRFIELD Admission Date: 11/03/2008 Degree of Felony: Second
INVOL MANSLAUGHTER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.04 3
Committing County: FAIRFIELD Admission Date: 01/26/2009 Degree of Felony: A1

Sentence Information
Stated Prison Term: 10 years
Expiration Stated Term: 09/22/2017
Indefinite Sentence Min: 7 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: 25 years
Expiration of Max Sentence: 09/17/2042

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: June 2022
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: FIRST HEARING/


4 Responses

  1. It kills me when they make plea deals.I think they should always push it to the limit.To me it`s like they do not have enough to convict,and that always makes me wonder if they got the right person.

    • Etta,

      There are many reasons to make plea deals. Sometimes the family wants it so they can get on with their lives. Also, do you know how much trials cost? Especially murder trials? They are not cheap. With the economy the way it is right now, many Counties have laid off court workers, police, etc. It is hard to cover these costs, unfortunately. In many cases, there is not a lot of evidence, so it makes sense to do a plea bargain, as you don’t know what a jury will do. Look at the Brenda Schaefer case. Right person, but was exonerated. He later admitted he killed her.

  2. In watching the video of Stacy Fairchild, I can see why this family decided to not take the plea deal. Frankly, I don’t blame them for doing so in this matter. They made it very clear that having a circus at the expense of their daughters memory was not a cost they wanted to bear.These are quiet hardworking Americans who if you look closely at their body language were absolutely mortified by the loss of their daughter.
    Their eyes looked tired and their hearts were clearly broken by this terrible loss. Stacy’s brother even stated that since her death the family was not the same. Why go further when you have been this far and dealt with the loss in such a heartfelt manner.
    Mr. Dysart is obviously a very hardened criminal who as Mr. Fairchild said had no humanity she was nothing to him and his actions proved it. I am sure he lied to them as he did to the police, however, The Fairchild’s have wisdom to them to know that a higher authority knows and will not take a plea deal.

  3. they found the scumbags D N A. inside the poor girl to the person who thinks they didn’t have enough evidence so they made a deal. just what would the district attorney on your planet do? would they force the poor grieving parents to view the sick awful crime scene photo’s and relive the horrible last moments of their daughters last moments on earth I have been to prison and I thank God every day we have prisons just for sickos just like this. however I’m sure they have Unicorns and pots of gold at the end of every rainbow. john from planet earth.

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