Steven Sandison murdered his cellmate, Theodore Dyer, after discovering that Dyer had sexually abused a nine-year-old child. Dyer’s attempts to justify his actions to Sandison fueled Sandison’s decision to murder. Sandison is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murdering his girlfriend in 1991.
51-year-old On October 29, 2014, Steven Sandison pleaded guilty to second-degree murder against 67-year-old Theodore Dyer at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. The address is 9625 Pierce in Tittabawassee Township.
Theodore Dyer who was originally from Grand Haven and was serving a 25-year minimum sentence for first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under the age of 13.
Sandison allegedly confessed to police the day after the murder, claiming that he asked Dyer about his conviction, which he revealed but then went on to justify his actions, prompting Sandison to physically assault him. He told police that after knocking Dyer out, he strangled him to death with Dyer’s shoelaces.
Sandison admitted to the murder and stated that he felt no remorse for his actions during his guilty plea. He stated that he did not regret what he had done or feel sympathy for him, but he did express sympathy for Dyer’s family. He also stated, “People think I’m some kind of hero, when I’m not.” “I just did the best I could in the time I had,” Sandison continued. “I’ve been getting emails saying, you know, it’s not my place to judge anyone.” I want to be clear that I did not pass judgment on him. I understand that God is the only judge we have. “I just scheduled the appointment.”
Most sex offenders have one thing in common: they never stop until they are stopped. Perhaps Steve should not have taken the laws into his own hands.
Many people admired what Steve did; according to reports, his cell phone number had to be changed after donations continued to pour in for him.