Buckhannon Man Accused of Beating Bli...

Buckhannon Man Accused of Beating Blind Sister

There are 215 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Mar 14, 2011, titled Buckhannon Man Accused of Beating Blind Sister. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

A Buckhannon man was arrested Sunday, after allegedly beating his blind sister, Upshur County sheriff's deputies said.

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FUNNY BUNNY

Elkview, WV

#2 Mar 14, 2011
This is horrible.
Not

Buckhannon, WV

#3 Mar 14, 2011
That's not the blind women on the island they call sis is it. she's a nice lady.
badass

Williamson, WV

#4 Mar 14, 2011
this is terrible hopefully this man will do alot of time for this
carr3

Buckhannon, WV

#5 Mar 14, 2011
I am sure they will slap the worthless bastard on the hand. It's hard to believe any human could abuse any handipapped person.About two weeks in the electric chair would do this jerk some good. I am sure there would be a long line to throw the switch.
In the know

Buckhannon, WV

#6 Mar 16, 2011
Apparently, the accused, Buck Edwards who works as a foreman for ICG, also has perhaps 2 other prior domestics, and keeps guns in his house (which is a federal offense). I wonder if someone at the US Attorneys office is going to come after him for that.
Edwards beat up his blind sister because he came home in a drunken rage (they lived in the same house before this incident) and she had hid his liquor to keep it away from him. What a man.
On the Inside

Myrtle Beach, SC

#7 Mar 16, 2011
Perhaps you should all go to the story and read the thread of comments.

I know after my comment I will be hated on and you'll likely say, "How cruel are you to pick on a helpless blind woman!" I can speak it because I know the situation first hand.

I can promise you he was provoked. Don't be fooled into believing this woman is helpless. She wasn't always blind and has a violent criminal history that FAR surpasses his. She is an extremely manipulative and charismatic person whom can convince anyone of just about anything. She is blind due to a car accident where she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. She has a serious substance abuse problem and should have been placed in some sort of facility after she recovered from the accident, instead of family trying to sacrifice their lives to care for her only to have it all blow up in their face.

Also, just because you're blind does not render you helpless. If you've had the ability to see and became blind due to some sort of accident, you have knowledge of how things look. You know the human body and how to attack it. This woman fights like a man and I honestly don't know anyone who has won a fight with her, before or after her accident.

Families are a funny thing, they'll sacrifice and continue to take abuse because of their unconditional love and pity for someone... Even to the point of going to jail. This woman has been passed from family member, to friends, then back to family members because of her violent outbursts.

Just wait until she turns on those whom believe she was a helpless victim and have taken her in, because she will. She ALWAYS does. I'm sure they're also not allowing her to drink 24/7 like she's used to. That’s sure to make her turn.

To "In the know," you apparently don't know very much of the story or the history surrounding her or their family. So, maybe you should keep your mouth closed about things you're not completely informed of.

Stay tuned. Hopefully the full truth will come out in the end. What goes around comes around, you know?

Now, go ahead, say I'm a horrible person and don't know what I'm talking about. It doesn't matter, because I know the truth and you people are just speculating as to what may have happened.
In the know

Buckhannon, WV

#8 Mar 16, 2011
"On the Inside" ... nice try at deflection. Does he, or does he not, have prior convictions for domestics? And does he, or does he not, possess firearms in his home? If the answers to those two questions are yes, then he's guilty of a felony count for each weapon. Will he see justice for this? I doubt it.

I admit that I don't know the family, only what I've heard in the news media and from asking questions of others with knowledge. But its telling that you can't take issue with the facts as laid out -- you have to attack the victim. A blind victim. And I don't particularly care how she became blind....she IS blind, and it's particularly gutless to attack a blind woman.

Since you're so knowledgeable about the situation, maybe you can shed some light. I understand that Edwards is/was having an affair with his sister's "nurse". I use the scare quotes around nurse because I've heard that this nurse was on the phone during the attack and told Edwards "not to beat her up too badly".

I find it disgusting that you're trying to blame the victim here. Maybe the victim is a bad person. I have no idea. Maybe she is an alcoholic. Does that really matter? Do female blind alcoholics have it coming to them? Does the fact that Edwards was drunk excuse his behavior?

Trying to make excuses for this awful crime makes you look like a real lowlife.
On the Inside

Myrtle Beach, SC

#9 Mar 16, 2011
If you'll read my comment again, I didn't deny the fact that he's had run-ins with the police, did I? No, I said that she has a violent criminal history that far surpasses his, and that the violence didn't end once she became blind.

Just to be clear, I'm not necessarily defending him. I'm just giving a little incite into the situation to make people aware that, knowing her as well as I do, it likely was not one sided. No, I don't believe she deserved it, but there is only so much one person can take before they lose their cool. I am a member of this family. So, believe me when I say, I know a bit more information as to what is happening than anyone who will likely comment here.

As for his guns, I have no idea about that. The last time I was there I didn't exactly go rummaging through his house searching for guns. Considering it was a peaceful gathering, I really didn't worry that my life was in danger or feel the need to go looking for any weapons.

I don't know the exact circumstances of his criminal history, that is why I am not commenting on them. I DO know the circumstances of her criminal history, however.

If he does have guns, what do you want me to do about it? Acknowledge that your right and send you a medal for it? Can I have your address, because I surely will.

If the case is that he has guns and he is not allowed to posses them, then he should get in trouble for it. That's that, no other way around it.

Tell me, who did you hear tell that his girlfriend said, "don't beat her up too badly?" Was it the victim? Are you under her spell right now? If that's the case, then I wish you the best of luck and hope she doesn't turn on you.

Also, I'm no character witness for his girlfriend, simply because I do not know her. Just wanted to make sure you understood that.

Blind or not, she's still the person she was before her blindness. I'm not gutless, I'm just straight forward.

You have no clue, my friend. You honestly have no clue.
On the Inside

Myrtle Beach, SC

#10 Mar 16, 2011
Considering it was a peaceful gathering, the last time I was there, I really didn't worry that my life was in danger or feel the need to go looking for any weapons.

Just wanted to be clear on that sentence before you took it and turned it into something it wasn't. Much like what happens in the rumor mill you seem to choose to get your news from.
On the Inside

Myrtle Beach, SC

#11 Mar 16, 2011
ALSO, West Virginia gun law prohibits him from owning a machine gun, submachine gun, or other fully automatic weapons. Does your rumor mill tell you what type of guns he has in his possession?
know the truth

United States

#12 Mar 18, 2011
I was a caretaker in NC, and was offered to care for this blind woman; I refused as I knew her past and her past did not open her heart, mind and soul to change her evil ways!!! This woman even went to Church and acted like she was changing her life and was drinking at this time. She is an alcoholic and drug addict. This is how she became blind, driving drunk. She has a history of becoming in a rage and beating the people around her. She is GAY.(Nothing against gay people and no I’m not gay I love everyone) Several women that were her mate were beat on, and scared of her. This is why she had to go to her brothers because no one around NC would help her anymore. She would drink, do drugs, and go into a rage and destroy the house and the women she was with. She would hit them and was very, very violent!!!!!! She does get a disability check and it is a shame that most of the money is spent of alcohol and drugs. ALL HER PAST RELEATIONSHIPS WITH THESE WOMEN WOULD RUN, RUN, RUN FROM HER!!! Just think of a poor blind woman that was in a wreck driving drunk on drugs and became in this position, after many, many days in the hospital, getting therapy, returning to a life that’s left in her, getting help with a disability check as soon as she could get to the bar, there she was, blind, drinking, doing drugs, she needs help in a facility and she needs to stay there. OK, even some of the past women in her life felt sorry for her and tried to help her after the auto accident, still no change, still the same person before the accident. SOME PEOPLE JUST DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE!!!! She takes advantage of everyone that tries to help her. I do not know her brother but I know of this woman and her past!!! So of the people that are commenting of (THIS POOR BLIND WOMAN) does NOT know her!!!!!!!!!!
Get your facts straight

United States

#13 Mar 18, 2011
In the know wrote:
Apparently, the accused, Buck Edwards who works as a foreman for ICG, also has perhaps 2 other prior domestics, and keeps guns in his house (which is a federal offense). I wonder if someone at the US Attorneys office is going to come after him for that.
Edwards beat up his blind sister because he came home in a drunken rage (they lived in the same house before this incident) and she had hid his liquor to keep it away from him. What a man.
Are you sure you are not talking about her!! i know her personally and have for many years. i know for a fact the wrath of this woman she is a blackwidow woman! anyone who has been in her life knows her true colors!! she still haunts me today she put me threw so much! and i was just like all of you i belived her but you can't trust her at all!!!! this makes me sick how she has used her blindness against her family and friends. Her brother may not have been perfect but i know there relationship. he loves her all her brothers have been there for her. she is the problem i assure you of this truth!! please get all facts she has a history with the police in tampa,south carolina,north carolina, and now in west virgina she needs help she hurts who ever she lives with . she will turn on you she even got kicked out of blind school!! I could write a book about this woman!!!
know the truth

United States

#14 Mar 18, 2011
And I do want to add NO one deserves to be hit on, him or her!!!!! She just needs to go to a rest home and rest sober!!! Life is too short and the end is near to live the way she lives. May God help both the sister and brother!!!!
concerned

Henderson, NC

#15 Mar 18, 2011
I'm a concerned person of the attack of this man. I know both parties. I stayed with this woman and gave her medication through a feeding tube while she healed. I watched her lie and manipulate people before and after her injury. She has needed to have professional help for a long time and maybe needs to be institutionalized. She attacked physcially everyone who has tried to help her. Iwas one of those people. My church tried to help her and show her love, something she is incapable of giving or receiving. I've had to restrain her to keep her from physically abusing others and she would often injure herself because she is so violent. Check her police records here in N.C. She destroys everything in her path. The brother's only mistake was trusting her and trying to help her. If you let her by with this she'll only find another victim and the reason she's with this brother is because she has burnt bridges along her destructive way. I really think her injuries were self inflicted from her violent behavior. I've been on the other end of her violence. If you donot restrain her blindness and all she will destroy your home and you. I'm really sorry for this because this brother is the one who has always looked after her,financially, no matter what she needed. Now she is all alone, only because of her sickness. Please, listen she's the one who needs to be put behind bars. She has warrants in Florida. She has charges in S.C., N.C. and God only knows where else. My church tried to help her because of her lifestyle because she's a gay woman that needs God in her life and to be put in a straight jacket.it's not right for her to keep on destroying people and their lives.
concerned

Henderson, NC

#16 Mar 18, 2011
In the know wrote:
"On the Inside" ... nice try at deflection. Does he, or does he not, have prior convictions for domestics? And does he, or does he not, possess firearms in his home? If the answers to those two questions are yes, then he's guilty of a felony count for each weapon. Will he see justice for this? I doubt it.
I admit that I don't know the family, only what I've heard in the news media and from asking questions of others with knowledge. But its telling that you can't take issue with the facts as laid out -- you have to attack the victim. A blind victim. And I don't particularly care how she became blind....she IS blind, and it's particularly gutless to attack a blind woman.
Since you're so knowledgeable about the situation, maybe you can shed some light. I understand that Edwards is/was having an affair with his sister's "nurse". I use the scare quotes around nurse because I've heard that this nurse was on the phone during the attack and told Edwards "not to beat her up too badly".
I find it disgusting that you're trying to blame the victim here. Maybe the victim is a bad person. I have no idea. Maybe she is an alcoholic. Does that really matter? Do female blind alcoholics have it coming to them? Does the fact that Edwards was drunk excuse his behavior?
Trying to make excuses for this awful crime makes you look like a real lowlife.
If u relly want to know instead of rumors from media "Poor blind girl" That's fact and a bunch of BS. Search her records, I know them both. This woman is violent and probably inflicted herself. I've been on the receiving end of her rages and she still can hit with her punches. Yes, I restrianed her because she's not going to beat on me. I've seen her hit people and them notdefend themself because of her blindness. Believe me if you don't restrain her, you won't have a house when she gets done. Restraining her causes self-afflicting injuries. She's a horrible excuse for a human being at this time!!!
somewhere in USA

United States

#17 Mar 18, 2011
This sweet little "blind girl" is fooling ALL of you who think she is sweet and innocent. The reason she is blind is because of drinking and using crack before her wreck. She left my best friends house in a rage and mad with her. This friend of mine took care of her after the wreck for a couple of years. fed her bathed her, took care of her every need. She began to drink and get into rages as soon as she got a little better and began to get drunk, and use her drugs to self medicate her "pain" began to get violent, she beat my friend and would trash her house in rages.Then she left my friend for another woman. She goes from woman to woman has burned every bridge she has here in SC and NC. Her brother took her in so she would not have to be put away into an institution. This woman is gay, and believe me i have no problem with gay people because some of best friends i have...cause some of my best friends are gay. I love them all dearly and are some of the best friends i have in the world!!
So get your facts straight and do a background check...or better yet go ahead and bring her into your home it won bt take long to find out the cold hard truth..she probably still has charges pending somewhere!! She is manipulative and can make anyone believe her story...but truth is ..she needs HELP not SYMPATHY! if someone doesnt stop her she will eventually hurt someone else(as if she hasnt already) my friend is still traumatized by this woman and has had to take restraining orders out on her as well in the past.So stop fooling yourselves..sweet little blind girl!! just hang on the truth about her is getting ready to come out into the open!!!
What the

United States

#18 Mar 18, 2011
Who? A drug addicted, drunken, raging blind women. A brother that may not be perfect but would help anyone that asked especially his family. I cant speak from personal experince but I have family and friends that have been hurt and terrorized by this blind women. This man who everyone is trying to hang before getting the whole story, has done what no one else has been able to do DEAL with that "poor little blind girl" as someone put it. He took her in and care for her no matter how many people she hurt or how much damage she had done. Yes, in the begining of this post I said he was not perfect, so before you vultures start telling me how I am defending a monster, I am not defending anyone, just giving you some facts not gossip.
jetset655

Lawrenceville, GA

#19 Mar 18, 2011
Ok all.....The article was very biased in my opinion. Does anyone know what started this whole issue? It was not mentioned in the piece, but Stanley's 92 year old father had just passed. His sister has indeed gone from family member to family member. His wife left him 6 months ago because she feared his "blind sister". And he asked her to go with him to the funeral. She called her deseased father every name under the book and started swinging. Granted he is a large man at 6'1" and 240 pds. Yes..he should have walked away. As for his burning down his house for insurance purposes..I would like to see that article. Before she was blinded in her infamous drunking driving wreck she had thrown a brick through the window of her fathers house and nearly struck him. While she lived with her father (92) and step-mother (81) she accused them of stealing her pills and locking her in a room. Really? And she also threatened her father with a knife. She then moved on to Stanley's household. So people.. this story only states what you want to hear. When I read it I was equally outraged, but knowing the circumstances has a way of sitting back and asking what went wrong. Yes he was wrong..but I wonder how many of you would just sit back and take an abusive sister and turn your cheek?
holley

Sunset Beach, NC

#20 Mar 19, 2011
There are a lot of people that knows her and her ways she would beat on my sister and lie that she did it something Needs to be done about this someone needs to look in to her past she is a lier only god can help her now why would she do this to her bother its wrong she needs help!!!!!!
FoReal

Camden, WV

#21 Mar 19, 2011
Heard he beat her at a game of I spy !!!!

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