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Carlsbad Man Admits Killing Parents with Machete

On January 18, 2008, Jean Gluck, 77, and Harry Gluck, 90, were found dead in their bed in the Carlsbad home they shared with their son, Dennis Brian Gluck.

In the Vista courthouse on the morning of October 5, Dennis Brian Gluck, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and admitted that he had used a machete to kill his parents.

As part of a plea deal, he is expected to be sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Gluck was eligible for the death penalty due to the special circumstances of multiple murders.

Before he accepted the plea deal, judge Robert Kearney told the defendant that he won’t be eligible for parole for 32 years, and, “You won’t receive any good time credits.” The judge set a formal sentencing date of November 3.

Prosecutor Kelly Mok said that Gluck’s two brothers were in the courtroom when the plea deal was struck and that they approved of the deal.

Pictured: Dennis Brian Gluck

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On January 18, 2008, Jean Gluck, 77, and Harry Gluck, 90, were found dead in their bed in the Carlsbad home they shared with their son, Dennis Brian Gluck.

In the Vista courthouse on the morning of October 5, Dennis Brian Gluck, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and admitted that he had used a machete to kill his parents.

As part of a plea deal, he is expected to be sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Gluck was eligible for the death penalty due to the special circumstances of multiple murders.

Before he accepted the plea deal, judge Robert Kearney told the defendant that he won’t be eligible for parole for 32 years, and, “You won’t receive any good time credits.” The judge set a formal sentencing date of November 3.

Prosecutor Kelly Mok said that Gluck’s two brothers were in the courtroom when the plea deal was struck and that they approved of the deal.

Pictured: Dennis Brian Gluck

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What the Hey!!!???

Oct. 6, 2011

I mean...really??? Public tax dollars will now support this...person? Where are the Erinyes when you need them, eh?

Oct. 6, 2011

ditto roody....and where were the authorities when he brandished that machete several other time in his life before he killed his parents

these r the kind of mental cases that need to be locked up before they kill!!

Oct. 6, 2011

He'll be free to do the same in 20 years and in the meantime, you and I will be paying for his room and board, clothes and medical expenses. OH right--AND his therapy.

Oct. 6, 2011

Good call in getting this one some press exposure, Eva.

Oct. 6, 2011

Thank you, Roody2shoes. Really the editors make the call on what is worthy of exposure. Eva

Oct. 6, 2011

Yes well,you bothered to write it. And KUDOS to them for publishing it.

Oct. 6, 2011

Did anyone bother to find out why he felt he had to kill them. Maybe they did something to really annoy him. You know, there are at least two sides to every story. That's why we have defense attorneys. Let's not pre judge this guy.

Oct. 7, 2011

hahahaha

Oct. 7, 2011

Did anyone bother to find out why he felt he had to kill them. Maybe they did something to really annoy him

If only murder were legal to commit against those who annoy me............REALLY annoy me.

Oct. 8, 2011

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