Posted: 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Man sentenced to 18 years to life for role in Riverside murder



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Gary G. Webb Jr., 30, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for his role in the murder of John T. Grachek in 2014.

By Mark Gokavi

Staff Writer

DAYTON —

The first of three people accused in the murder of John T. Grachek was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for his role in the alleged conspiracy.

Gary G. Webb Jr., 30, earlier reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, who also have agreed to a deal with Jacob Gipson, 25. The third defendant, Grachek’s wife Jamie L. Grachek, has a motion to suppress hearing scheduled for May 2.

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Webb pleaded guilty to murder with a mandatory 3-year firearms specification, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and having weapons under disability. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Adkins gave Webb 374 days of jail-time credit.

All three were originally arrested after the March 31, 2013 incident in Riverside in which police have said Jamie Grachek drove the other co-defendants to his home on Rosegarden Court to rob him. During the Easter home invasion, a 911 call was made and a dispatcher heard multiple gunshots. Police quickly arrived and found John Grachek lying outside the home suffering from gunshot wounds. Grachek later died at a hospital.

One of John Grachek’s sisters, Donna Maas, read a victim impact statement in which she said that 12 days after her brother’s death, their mother died.

“Today is very difficult,” Maas said. “It’s heart-wrenching.”

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. indicated the victim and his wife were involved in a custody dispute. Grachek was the father of multiple children.

“I think there’s still some question as to whether his actions caused the death of the individual, though it may have contributed somewhat,” defense attorney Alan Gabel said. “My client chose not to go to trial and accepted the deal.”

Maas said the loss of her brother changed the family dynamic of his children and his extended family.

“Because of a choice that was made by you to pull out a gun and take our brother’s life, his breath, his dreams and that life of 45 years was cut drastically short,” Maas said. “This loss impacts, in the present, three generations. This ripple effect is so far-reaching it’s impossible to determine.”

Jamie Grachek was indicted last month on five counts of complicity to commit murder, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated robbery and one count of complicity to commit felonious assault. Her attorney’s motion to suppress argues that statements Grachek made to police came after she had ingested several Xanax pills, drank alcohol and smoked marijuana.

 
 

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