The young Todd County man convicted of beating his sister to death with a hydraulic jack handle is now serving his time at a state prison facility.
The Department of Corrections website lists 18-year old Garrett Dye as an inmate at the Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange. Dye was sentenced to 50 years in prison after accepting a plea deal and pleading guilty to first degree murder.
Dye told Circuit Judge Tyler Gill he didn’t really know why he killed 9-year old Amy Dye and Judge Gill said he was disturbed that the young man never showed any remorse for his actions.
Dye appears with a shaven head in his prison booking photo, a stark contrast to the mohawk he appeared with in one of his final court hearings. Attorney Dennis Ritchie retained the right to appeal the conviction as part of the guilty plea, based on Judge Gill allowing Dye’s tape recorded confession as evidence.
That motion is awaiting action in the Kentucky Supreme Court. Ritchie says he’ll also ask for a change of venue if he were to win that motion and force a re-trial.