Motorcycle driver charged in teen passenger's death

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The driver in a motorcycle crash that killed 17-year-old Chelsea Stapleton in May has been charged in her death.

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Shea Leary

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Mar 9, 2008
 

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I feel he's getting what he deserves. He should have never allowed her get on that bike without a helmet. He knew he was driving that motorcycle without a license, and then to top it off, go 100 mph? People like that need to be strung up....this is the type of crime that is pretty much acceptable and without conscience. Any motor vehicle is like a weapon if not used in the manner it was meant for. Accidents certainly do happen, but this was quite the series of most unfortunate events that led to the death of a girl with so much promise. It's really sad that her family and friends are ultimately paying the price of his bad judgement.
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U have no clue wut ur talking about... u cant force someone to wear a helmet n he wasnt speeding. Things happen... bad horrible things. N theres nothing we can do to stop them... he's been through enough. He dosnt deserve to have his life ruined over something that couldn't have been stopped!
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Sarah,,you're a moron.
he hasn't been thru nearly enough...a long stint in prison getting raped by hardened criminals won't even begin to repay what he did to our family.
You should shut your pie hole and climb back under your rock
Chelseas Sister

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Sarah,
I must agree with my uncle and since clearly by your writing you are illiterate so read carefully. You most certainly can force someone to ware a helmet you sinply refuse to let them on your bike untill they do. He was speeding and they have proved that not to mention the officer that wittnessed the whole accident who didn't even have enough time to hit his lights before my sister was killed. So saying Ricky Vazqyez has been through enough..he has not even touched the tip of the iceburg on what he needs to go through. He should probably try to start with some remorse but that won't happen since "he did nothing wrong". We wake up every morning without our daughter, sister, aunt and friend have we suffered wnough? I'll tell you what have the pos bring back Chelsea end all the suffering and give her back the life from which she was robbed and we'll call it even. Oh wait that will never happen will it? So as my uncle said shut your big unintelligent mouth. Oh yea and you spell the and a-n-d not N "N" is a letter you retard
Chelseas Sister

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Sarah wrote:
U have no clue wut ur talking about... u cant force someone to wear a helmet n he wasnt speeding. Things happen... bad horrible things. N theres nothing we can do to stop them... he's been through enough. He dosnt deserve to have his life ruined over something that couldn't have been stopped!
Sarah,
I must agree with my uncle and since clearly by your writing you are illiterate so read carefully. You most certainly can force someone to ware a helmet you sinply refuse to let them on your bike untill they do. He was speeding and they have proved that not to mention the officer that wittnessed the whole accident who didn't even have enough time to hit his lights before my sister was killed. So saying Ricky Vazqyez has been through enough..he has not even touched the tip of the iceburg on what he needs to go through. He should probably try to start with some remorse but that won't happen since "he did nothing wrong". We wake up every morning without our daughter, sister, aunt and friend have we suffered wnough? I'll tell you what have the pos bring back Chelsea end all the suffering and give her back the life from which she was robbed and we'll call it even. Oh wait that will never happen will it? So as my uncle said shut your big unintelligent mouth. Oh yea and you spell the and a-n-d not N "N" is a letter you retard
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Feb 20, 2009
 
I completely sympathized with Chelsea's family. i experienced the pain of a loss, and is something hard to explain or to come to terms with, especially when the one we love has been taken away from us so suddenly. Perhaps Mr. Vazquez should have been more remorseful about his actions and he could have showed more sensitivity in the matter, however my question is, where were the parents at while their underage daughter was out with a grown man? I am sure that she was not forced to ride on that bike, and she made the decision to get on it, yeah perhaps he should have given her his helmet, but when he didn't she should have just said "NO". Mr. Vazquez will pay for what he did, but that does not take away the fact that everyone involved in the incident including her parents were careless and wreck-less, I don't think that anyone at 17 should be associating with adults. There a place and a time for everything, but to Mr. vazquez and Chesea's misfortune, they were both in the wrong place at the wrong time, and life just simply played them a bad hand.
you have no idea

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how dare you say that life played them a bad hand... you keep your " uncaring" feelings to yourself. YOU HAVE NO CLUE what it is to loose a child... there is no other pain to even come close to comparing it to... People are so damn stupid and you are one of them... Get over your self and feel for others... Walking in the shoes of pain is not easy and life will NEVER be the same... Life will PLAY you and your family a BAD HAND one day too... It is God that plans our life... And you just aren't special enough to be in heaven... God Bless you for you do not know.
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I actually have been in your shoes before. My father was killed by a drunk driver on a bike so I simpathized with your pain however, there is always three sides to story and you people are just simply looking at things from your angle. I am sure that if the tables were turned you people would not be acting like this. I go back to my original point, where the hell where the parents while she was out late at night (on a wednesday night if I recall) acting and doing things that adults should be doing? I am not insensitive, I am just realistic. I never met the girl and I am sorry for the loss, I did have the opportunity to meet some of her friends and if I have an educated guess based on the kind of people she associated with, I will have to say that she was no angel as she has been portrayed to be. Although that is irrelevant, in the end I feel sorry for both families, his and hers because they have both lost something.
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You all need to lay off! Ricky is a good guy who has been through enough shit and does not deserve to have his whole life ruined!!! Sarah's right... lay off ricky.
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By the way "chelseas sister" I do agree with you on the fact that Sarah is a bit illitirate, however if you are going to point fingers in that sense then you may want to check yourself as well, you spelled "wear", "until", "enough", "witnessed", "iceberg", "simply" and "Vazquez" wrong. I think you should really put to use that spell check feature in your computer, if you are going to be calling someone out on their ignorance. I am still trying to figure out what "pos" means because I don't even think that's a real word.
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Aug 10, 2009
 
The access to this article is now not available and i don't know where in the area this occured. I live close to 441 and Lake Worth Rd., and i think this area is ground central for alot of motercycle and car racing. At night, they must like the straight and flat 441, because you can hear them flying down it and going thru their gears. I was kinda a bad kid and a excop, so i won't pass sentence on any of these kids i speak of. But, i wish to extend my sympathies to the family of this young girl and hope this kid gets the punishment he deserves......has this case went to trial or been ajudicated yet?
chelseas boyfriend tyler

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sarah ur a dumb shit and so is this other person defending ricky. this ratfuck deserves to die. he was doing 145 mphs trying to show off.i seen ricky he is a ugly mother***** who could never be worthy of having a girl like chelsea. he took everything from me, my life has been in torn apart. to everyone else besides family,she was just a 17 year old girl but she was my queen she had my heart. i will kill the son of a bitch with my bare hands if i see you again ricky
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Jan 16, 2010
 
a neutral party wrote:
By the way "chelseas sister" I do agree with you on the fact that Sarah is a bit illitirate, however if you are going to point fingers in that sense then you may want to check yourself as well, you spelled "wear", "until", "enough", "witnessed", "iceberg", "simply" and "Vazquez" wrong. I think you should really put to use that spell check feature in your computer, if you are going to be calling someone out on their ignorance. I am still trying to figure out what "pos" means because I don't even think that's a real word.
Neutral Party:
My parents, my amazing parents, my beautiful mother my sweet, sweet father were home watching my little girl. Chelsea was a 17 year old brilliant young woman who was in college. It was not a school night and she was on her way to her car at 10:28p.m (her time of death) to be home by her 11:30 curfew. Whether or not I spell correctly through blinding tears is irrelevant at this point. But how dare you put any blame on my parents or my family. They knew where she was and who she was with she did not lie about anything to my mom and dad. Honesty is the policy we have been raised with and it has gotten us far in life and given us many people who love us for it. She was a baby and this monster took her from us took advantage of her trusting, kind, sweet nature. Clearly if the state of Florida sentanced him to 10 years in prison they agree that he was responsible. Your words did not in any way sound neutral they were hurtful and aggressive. I am sorry you lost your father to a drunk driver but he went in the proper order. You are still here he did not have to say goodbye to you too soon. No parent should ever outlive their child no older sister (by 9 years) should have to say goodbye to her baby sister at 17. So no you did not sound neutral you are not neutral and Vazq-asshol (how do you like that spelling error?)barely touched the tip of the icy pile of shitberg we have been delt. I asked dumb ass Sarah to give us the poss (possibilty) of bringing Chelsea back. So neutral party you can kiss my Non- Neutral ass. Chelsea was our lite our life our love. God bless you and your blissful ignorance I hope you are never cursed with a true, genuine understanding of what we live with every day. How dare you place any blame on my mom and dad. I am a bitch I am the first to point the finger when someone is wrong and was always the first to have sibling rivalry I would kill to still live that way. If you have nothing nice to say (which you did not) keep your mouth shut.
-Tyler I love you I will always tell you how greatful I am Chelsea had someone worship her like you do.
-I love my sissy my squishy my mom and dad are amazing people and I feel blessed that we have them as parents the stupid dumb asses of the world should really step outside their narrow minded boxes for a second...before they insert their foot into their mouth.
-Oh yea there is no damn spell check on this thing you moron.
Chelsea's sister always till the day I die and then some the rest of you can kiss my ass.
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I only met chelsea a handful of times she was good friends with some of my friends. She was so outgoing and always smiling. She cared about her friends and you could tell from meeting her once she was a genuine person. Everone on here who is saying "ricky" has been threw enough...i hope you never have to suffer the pain chelseas family and friends are...but in a way i do hope that u one day understand their pain. No one should open their mouth to defend someone who has caused that kind of pain to a family...it not ok to drive a motorcycle so carelessly especially when another life is in your hands. They are dangerous enough, dont think for one second he didnt have control of his speed...bikes dont drive themselves. It truely makes me sick to see all these people defending him while saying they are neutral... I think ur full of crap. And to compare like to a hand of cards...please be a little more disrespectful.
To chelseas family...im sorry for ur loss...im sorry for the loss everone who knew her or people she would have met along the way....she was the girl who made an impact when you met her. I will keep all of u in my prayers.
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Nov 10, 2011
 
I'm the driver of the car that Ricky and Chelsea's motorcycle hit. All I can say is that Ricky got what he deserved they were going 110mph... Why would he be going that fast on a busy street anyway?? It's mind blowing. To the family Im sorry for you loss!
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To Chelsea uncle really? You show your iq level by talking about someone getting ass rapped in jail. I don't even need to put you in your place because your to easy. Secondly Chelsea's sister. If your going to correct someone else's spelling be smarter then them. Thirdly chelseas boyfriend ricky had her everynight how did his dick taste? Lastly dude saying you was the car they hit. How about you get your piece of shit ass insurance before you run your cocksucker. A+ for pulling out in front of them with no insurance and playing the victim card. You should be in jail for that alone. Thanks.
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Feb 26, 2012
 
what is wrong with some of you? this is a 17 year old girl who had her whole life ahead of her. i cant stress that enough. im dumb founded by some of these posts on her and people blamming her parents, perhaps they have guilt of there own they refuse to confront. this is in no way the fault of her parents. yes chelsea choose to ride this bike without a helmet but she was 17 and neive. he was a grown up with a very grown up bike and he should have been more responsible before allowing a 17 year old girl on his bike. this is ridiculous. she was 17. it was his bike. she didnt force herself onto his bike. her only fault was to be so neive to trust this man who didnt have enough sense and maturaty to own a bike. and for this "cable car witness" you are a sick fuck, how dare you say things so vulgar towards a deseased child. what is wrong with your mother and where did she go wrong to raise someone who can sleep at night saying something so gross towards a child who passed and her family. your hell will come to you. im sure this ricky guy didnt wake up that mourning planning for this horrific accident but the fact is that it was carelessness to cause it. it was his his bike, he was he driver, it is his fault. due to an accident a young wonderful girl has lost her life, a mother lost her daughter, a sister lost her sister, and because this could easily have been prevented by this adult he will loose his freedom. that dosnt sound nearly fair enough. he may not have meant for this to happen but due to his carelessness it has. let me ask all of you to put yourself in chelseas moms shoes. what if chelsea was your daughter. perhaps u wouldnt be talking so ignorant. if this was my daughter i would want blood. im not a vengeful person but if this was my daughter i would want blood for blood. prison isnt nearly enough. p.s i dont give a shit about my spelling or grammer.
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Thank you so much! He was an awesome man. I have known him for many years. He was in a coma for months for God's sake. If her family gave a shit anyway she would never have been there.
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Mar 28, 2012
 
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You all need to lay off! Ricky is a good guy who has been through enough shit and does not deserve to have his whole life ruined!!! Sarah's right... lay off ricky.
Your right. He has. I love him very much. He was is a good man and through all of this he still is. I am sorry for the families loss but she should not have been there to begin with.
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Apr 3, 2012
 
To Chelsea's sister, My apologies for making you feel attacked. I just simply believe that there are always two sides to a story. I never met Chelsea I did however, meet and associate with a couple of her friends whom were not the most respectable women I have met. One of them was a single mother at 17 and lived in a trailer, and still does if I am not mistaken. All I can say is that, you can learn a lot about a person by the company they keep, and I am sorry but this young lady may have been a great girl, yet she associated with the wrong people.

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