Two Teens Dead In Fatal Joy Ride

Feb 26, 2006 Read more: WSET-TV Lynchburg 140
One joy ride turned tragic for a Henrico County family. Police say 14-year-old Heather Moorefield and 15-year-old Robert Snead were killed when the Honda they were riding in was broadsided. Read more

“Wise is wise ”

Since: Dec 06

Richmond, VA

#82 Jan 8, 2007
Coreys not sorry ive heard on the news.
NewsAt11

Auburn Hills, MI

#83 Jan 8, 2007
Disgusting!
Latest update-no charges against the driver!
NewsAt11

Auburn Hills, MI

#84 Jan 8, 2007
New developments in the case of two Godwin High School students killed in a car accident last February. The 15-year-old driver charged in the case had his trial Monday.

The 15-year-old pled "not innocent" to misdemeanor charges of violating curfew and driving without a license. However, he pled innocent to a felony charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

According to police, shortly after midnight, the teenager snuck out of his house, took his mother's car without her permission and went joy-riding with a group of friends. A ride which ended in a fatal crash, killing 14-year-old Heather Moorefield and 15-year-old Robert Snead.

After the trial, the families of both victims, spoke publicly for the first time.

Nearly 20 family and friends of the victims packed the courtroom -- Robert Snead's family wearing t-shirt's and Heather Moorefield's wearing buttons, bearing pictures of the loved ones they lost. They tell me they wanted the judge, and more importantly, the 15-year-old driver, to remember them.

Heather's mom, Dana Castelvecchi, says, "I just want people to remember her. My biggest fear is one day she'll be forgotten."

Police were never able to determine who ran the red light that caused the fatal crash, and the 15-year-old was never charged in relation to Robert and Heather's deaths. But, both families tell me they still feel he's at least partly to blame.

Robert's father, Gary Snead, says, "They got in the car, they went with him. Had it not been for him taking the car, none of this would have happened."

The parents say it's upsetting to them that the 15-year-old doesn't appear to be sorry. Dana says, "We have not seen any remorse. No one has ever apologized for anything."

And they're against the defense's motion to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor.

They say they want the teenager to be held accountable, to send a strong message to other teens in the community.

Snead says, "Does this kid need jail time? I'm not 100% sure I'd agree with that. But, you know take his license "till he's 25, that would suit me fine."

The judge will sentence the 15 year old on February 9th. The teenager's defense attorney, declined comment.

“Wise is wise ”

Since: Dec 06

Richmond, VA

#85 Jan 9, 2007
Your probally not from channel 11, cause that story was on www.wric.com yesterday:/
NewsAt11

Auburn Hills, MI

#86 Jan 9, 2007
gothicadam090 wrote:
Your probally not from channel 11, cause that story was on www.wric.com yesterday:/
What's your point??
The parents say it's upsetting to them that the 15-year-old doesn't appear to be sorry. "We have not seen any remorse. No one has ever apologized for anything."
"No remorse" should have been highlighted....

“Wise is wise ”

Since: Dec 06

Richmond, VA

#87 Jan 11, 2007
I dont know why he hasnt apologized jeez.
CJaeger

Sunnyvale, CA

#88 Feb 21, 2007
SweetPea! you have no idea what you are talking about. The term HERO isn't even about the crash. If you knew, Heather was the nicest person i've ever known and i was one of her really good friends. She didn't hate anybody, unless you tried real hard for her to, and yes we all agree that wasn't the best decission. But here's something you don't know. Heather volunteered, she would help anyone in need. Robert is also considered a hero. He was one of Mills E. Godwin's best atheletes, he took us soo far, and he had a bright future ahead of him. Like Heather, Robert was one of the nicest people you would ever meet. And noo matter how down you were feeling, he could always cheer you up with his smile stretching from ear to ear. All of you who knew Robert know what i'm talking about. So yes we all make mistakes in our lives, but we all have either helped someone or brought someone joy in some way. And THATS WHY THEYE ARE HEROS. And yes the godwin student, Rachel Gallagher who created the term and the rest of the student body though it was ironic how the first two letters of Heather's name was HE, and Robert's name was RO. That is where we get HERO
HockeyPenguin23

Newport News, VA

#89 Feb 21, 2007
I know that I haven't said anything on this board--but I have been watching since it was created. I knew Robert a long time ago when I used to figure skate; I skated with his sister and my brother played hockey a few times with Robert.
While it has been a very long time since I have been in contact with the family, I am sure that not much has changed over the years. Robert was a very sweet kid who always had a smile on his face, no matter what. That is how I will always remember him.

I think everyone needs to just keep in mind that he was a teenager and that teenagers really do make mistakes. It happens. It is so horrible and so tragic that it ended the way that it did, but it does happen. It happens every single day to someone in the world. It hurts so much more when it is someone that you knew or someone that you loved who had to pay the price for their mistake or lack of judgment, but it does happen.

My best friend died over a year ago in a car accident. I was so devestated. It was right before my senior year of high school and I could not imagine going to school without him being there with me. It really was the worst pain in the world. However, it was so wonderful to see all of the people who were brought together over his death. They said that Matt was perfect, wonderful, etc. And while he was wonderful and a great person, he made mistakes in his lifetime. Just like everyone else, Matt was human and yet, once he died, he was called perfect.

The term "hero" means different things to different people. I love the HERO idea that was brought into this situation, taking both Heather's name and Robert's name and combining them into something that everyone could recognize; something that everyone could relate to. Even if you disagree and believe that they were not really "heroes," why does it matter? How can your arguments do any good now? Why sit here and say that they deserved what they got because they made mistakes?

The fact is that this is all over--there really isn't much more to say about it because things cannot be changed. I think that everyone needs to just miss them both because from what I saw from Robert and what I have heard about Heather, they were both good kids who just happened to make the wrong mistake. Why can't it just be left at that?

To the families of Heather and Robert--even now I still feel grief over the loss of their young lives. My brother is a year younger than Robert and I know that if anything would ever happen to him, I would not know what to do with myself. Thank you for being so strong throughout all of this and for spreading your child's legacies to everyone who may or may not have known them. I know that I will always think twice before making a risky decision, and while it may not seem like much now, I know that through losing your children many other children will be saved. Thank you so much.
Daniel Mobley

United States

#90 Mar 7, 2007
i've kno heather my whole life... since the 4th grade... anyone tat badmouths her is gonna pay... she was a nice girl.
Victoria Russell

Sarasota, FL

#91 Mar 23, 2007
I Feel sorry for all that has jost. I have lost a dear friend too. My boyfriends brother to be exact. About 3-4 weeks ago, from methadone
fellow student

United States

#92 Mar 28, 2007
sweet pea your a dumb ass!!
fellow student

United States

#93 Mar 28, 2007
sweet pea is a dumbass
DaFacts Here

Philadelphia, PA

#94 Apr 2, 2007
There are always consequences to your acts. They chose to STEAL the car and go joy riding. Death was their consequence. They were being stupid. FACT. Now look. Where are they? DEAD!

Dummies didn't think. Short lives wasted.
DaFacts Here

Philadelphia, PA

#95 Apr 2, 2007
To Rob's sister. He may have donated his organs before he died, but he still was stupid for STEALING a car not his and going joy riding. He should have donated his organs when he was first born. He didn't use them long. What a waste! Not a HERO...more like...ZERO!!!!!!!!!!
Victoria Russell

Langley, Canada

#96 Apr 28, 2007
Victoria Russell are you from Texas?
Is Linda your moms name?
brooke

Ruther Glen, VA

#97 May 2, 2007
Okay...i was just looking up Roberts name on the internet to see what people could find about him, and i found this. Seriously the people that didn't know him have no say in this what so ever. And for DaFacts Here Robert was a Hero and always will be.
He was probably the most amazing guy i have ever met in my life and he touched so many peoples lives. And don't think of coming on here and saying all this bullshit. You need to get your facts straight before you can say ANYTHING...Robert will always be remembered as a Hero and nothing less.

In Loving Memories
RIP-Robert Leland Snead
afiteen

United States

#98 May 3, 2007
And people think kids learn from the news.... YEAH RIGHT!!! How many kids have been killed on joy rides? Remember the 3 kids from Mills Godwin High (Richmonders?) Same problem!!! Why dont they just take the hint!!!
eddie

Richmond, VA

#99 May 5, 2007
sneaking around pffft then who gives a shit gross
flyleaffan

Richmond, VA

#101 May 21, 2007
A friend wrote:
We will miss those two at godwin forever and will always be remembered
I agree.... Godwin as well as I will miss them.... even though i didnt know them at all.
flyleaffan

Richmond, VA

#102 May 21, 2007
eddie wrote:
sneaking around pffft then who gives a shit gross
Thats cold!! Really cold!!!

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