DOVER — Two Eastern Pennsylvania residents who pleaded guilty last year to the second-degree murder of a city diner owner will be sentenced on March 25 for their crime.
Angeline M. Terek and Joshua A. Lemonick were connected to the Sept. 17, 2012, homicide of 59-year-old Dover resident Michael Gklotsos, who owned the Hollywood Diner on U.S. 13 at the time of his death.
Mr. Gklotsos was strangled at his residence in the 100 block of Acorn Lane during a late-night robbery. Ms. Terek was 23 at the time of the homicide, Mr. Lemonick was 20.
Mr. Lemonick, of Newton Township, also admitted to first-degree robbery, and the state and defendant agreed to recommended Level V incarceration of no less than 30 years and no more than 40 years.
Ms. Terek, of Bristol Township, is facing at least 22 years in prison at sentencing, and no more than 25, according to the plea agreement request.
Ms. Terek signed her plea agreement on Aug. 26, 2013, and Mr. Lemonick followed on Nov. 26, 2013.
Kent County President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. ordered pre-sentence investigations on both, who were boyfriend and girlfriend when the homicide occurred.
A third defendant in the case — Tiffany Ferraro of Fairless Hills, Pa., who was 16 at the time — pleaded guilty to home invasion and second-degree conspiracy in Kent County Family Court on July 15, 2013, and was placed on Level III supervised probation by Judge William N. Nicholas.
Ms. Ferraro spent roughly a year in Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford, her attorney Scott Wilson of Dover said.
According to charging documents, Mr. Lemonick strangled the Mr. Gklotsos after the suspects entered his bedroom between 10:37 p.m. and 10:42 p.m. seeking money and prescription pills. Court papers described the victim as Ms. Terek’s former boyfriend.
The suspects fled from Delaware to Pennsylvania after the homicide, but were apprehended shortly afterward. Ms. Terek was incarcerated at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle, Mr. Lemonick at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.
The initial indictment against the trio included first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, home invasion with intent to commit a violent felony, second-degree kidnapping, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy counts.