The murder of Dino Fanucci

The murder of Dino Fanucci

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ShoreGirl

Denton, MD

#1 Nov 4, 2011
I spent my summers in Rising Sun and I remember Dino Fanucci. Back in the mid 90's, my grandmom told me that Dino had been murdered. I just got thinking about it again and I was wondering the who, what , where, when, how and why questions about his murder. If anyone remembers anything, please post it. I can only find one thing on the internet about it. It is an appeal filed on behalf of the killer. It just said that on March 12, 1993, in Killian's Bar, few words were said between Mr. Fanucci and the gunman and Dino was murdered. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
OLD SCHOOL

Ephrata, PA

#2 Nov 7, 2011
Not 100% sure but I think the person who killed him pleaded insanity and might now be released. I remember the appeal and I think he won it. That was many many years ago too.
As for the incident I think it was at the bar now known as Uncle Willy's in the parking lot? Sorry do not know anymore details. Also someone please correct me if I am wrong. I remember there was coverage in the Cecil Whig but not sure of details.
Jen

Leesburg, FL

#3 Mar 10, 2012
Timothy Eller was the one who killed him. I often wondered if he won his appeal as well.
Dalelama

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Mar 15, 2012
The killer was TIMOTHY JOHN ELLISON who cowardly shot Dino without provocation. Ellison won his appeal for a retrial: http://www.courts.state.md.us/opinions/cosa/1... , but I don't know what happened after that.
no name

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Dalelama wrote:
The killer was TIMOTHY JOHN ELLISON who cowardly shot Dino without provocation. Ellison won his appeal for a retrial: http://www.courts.state.md.us/opinions/cosa/1... , but I don't know what happened after that.
He was released several years ago and lives in Rising Sun

Since: Feb 15

Newark, DE

#6 Feb 15, 2015
ShoreGirl wrote:
I spent my summers in Rising Sun and I remember Dino Fanucci. Back in the mid 90's, my grandmom told me that Dino had been murdered. I just got thinking about it again and I was wondering the who, what , where, when, how and why questions about his murder. If anyone remembers anything, please post it. I can only find one thing on the internet about it. It is an appeal filed on behalf of the killer. It just said that on March 12, 1993, in Killian's Bar, few words were said between Mr. Fanucci and the gunman and Dino was murdered. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hello ShoreGirl I was with Dino the night he was killed in cold blood by Timonthy Ellison... contact me if you would like to find out more
citizen

Gaithersburg, MD

#7 Jun 2, 2015
He is out now in 2015. I would like to see a picture of him, I'm wanting to know when he is around. He is very dangerous
Risingsungirl

New Holland, PA

#8 Jun 7, 2015
kelbel2 wrote:
<quoted text>Hello ShoreGirl I was with Dino the night he was killed in cold blood by Timonthy Ellison... contact me if you would like to find out more
Hello I spent my whole Life in rising sun and I remember hearing this story many times would love to know the truth about what happened. How can I contact you?
PParkerJDenyes

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jul 23, 2016
Dino was a great person! Just woke up from having dreams about him. Was wondering if this is the day of his death, I see it is not. RIP Dino!
Truthful

Bladensburg, MD

#10 Oct 19, 2016
PParkerJDenyes wrote:
Dino was a great person! Just woke up from having dreams about him. Was wondering if this is the day of his death, I see it is not. RIP Dino!
Dino was a great guy I played semi pro baseball with him I was very close with his family. I have seen this scumbag walking in the post office with his piece of shit mother I just wanted to confront him he wouldn't look at me he knows what I would like to do to him he walks the streets while my friend is six foot under.Don't worry his day will come also I was told he was in the bar where he committed the murder I was told by friends told me he was told to leave by several patrons what balls he has he better hope I never see him low life piece of shit.At one time he was a neighbor and actually played football on our football team with me and Dino.I just hope the good lord gives him his due.Tim Ellison low life murdering scumbag.
And

United States

#11 Dec 22, 2016
Thought the court papers said he got life. Do how is he out ?
And

United States

#12 Dec 22, 2016
So how?
Court papers

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Jan 25, 2017
And wrote:
Thought the court papers said he got life. Do how is he out ?
The Court papers say "JUDGMENTS REVERSED;
CASE REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS
CONSISTENT WITH THIS OPINION;
CECIL COUNTY TO PAY THE COSTS." in summation. I think this means he can be released until the state files a different criminal complaint. But if their case hinged on evidence that was thrown out when the case was kicked back to a lower court by his appeal States Attny has to find new evidence to take him back to court.
Additional Information

Landenberg, PA

#14 Jun 1, 2017
I worked for Dino at MBNA America, while in college and remember him well. I just came across his business card going through some old boxes. He was a good man, a great boss and friend.

As for the decision, what it means is that the state would need to refile the criminal compliant and retry Ellison as if he had never been tried. The basis for the appeallette court's decision was that the trial judge failed to give a jury instruction that was requested by Ellison's attorneys. And as a matter of law, which means there is no choice, the judge was required to give the instruction regardless of his personal opinion.

Here's the link to the decision that sent the case back for retrial if you're interested: http://law.justia.com/cases/maryland/court-of... .

Dino RIP.

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