John Dellick showed no emotion Tuesday as a municipal-court jury found him not guilty of aggravated menacing for an argument he had with an ex-girlfriend last November on the Youngstown State University campus.
He quickly left the courtroom with his mother, Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick, after the verdict came in just before noon, wrapping up a brief, two-day trial.
Outside city hall his father, John Dellick Sr., said his son will continue to receive the “intensive counseling” he has been undergoing since a spate of legal issues befell the 20-year-old last year.
Jurors had to find that Dellick’s ex-girlfriend, Natalie Noday, was in fear of “severe physical harm” as he followed her across the YSU campus Nov. 6.
In a complaint to university police, Noday claimed that Dellick had threatened to “kill you and your people and throw them in a dumpster,” and also that he ignored repeated requests to leave her alone, grabbed her by the shirt, knocked a cup of coffee out of her hand and kept her from entering a building on campus.
In testimony Monday, however, Noday said she “feared the unknown” but never thought Dellick would kill her and throw her in a dumpster.
Read more on the case in Wedhesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.