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CONFESSED: Dick Tells Judge He Killed VPSO Madole

Leroy B. Dick, Jr., tells judge "To be honest, I could say I'm guilty of the crime." Wednesday morning, 10am, Dillingham Courthouse
Leroy B. Dick, Jr., tells judge "To be honest, I could say I'm guilty of the crime." Wednesday morning, 10am, Dillingham Courthouse
Credit Larry Phares, KDLG

At a first felony appearance before the magistrate at the Dillingham courthouse Wednesday morning, Leroy B. Dick, Jr, 42, of Manokotak, initially refused legal counsel, telling the judge: "To be honest, I could say I'm guilty of the crime."

Leroy B. Dick, Jr., entering the Dillingham Courthouse Wednesday morning.
Leroy B. Dick, Jr., entering the Dillingham Courthouse Wednesday morning.
Credit Larry Phares, KDLG

Dick is accused of killing VPSO Thomas Madole, 54, Tuesday afternoon in Manokotak.  The State of Alaska is charging Dick with murder in the first degree, which carries a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. 

Mr. Chris Lesch of the Public Defender's Agency in Dillingham was appointed to represent Dick. Dick is in custody and will be held on $1,000,000 bail.