No felony in teen's death

No felony in teen's death

There are 51 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 28, 2007, titled No felony in teen's death. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Nineteen year old driver Matthew Krutsick was acquitted today of homicide by vehicle but found to be speeding in an accident that killed his friend, Sean Apgar, 17.

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Vote No to Nanovic

Easton, PA

#1 Dec 28, 2007
yup, a person dies because of your direct action and get a slap on the wrist... seems to be the theme of society
forgive

United States

#3 Dec 28, 2007
I have yet to meet a completely responsible and perfect driver, let alone a teenage driver. Everyone makes mistakes on the road. Glad to see that at least one of these teens will have a second chance at life.
Homicide by Vehicle

AOL

#4 Dec 28, 2007
This is what judges do. How many cases on file was the driver found guilty of homicide by vehicle and this one was given a free ride. This will not necessarily mean that the next killer speeding in a car and kills his passenger can not be found guilty of Homicide by vehicle??

Gave him a speeding ticket and a relief of a conscience that he did any thing wrong. Good call judge?
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#5 Dec 28, 2007
This kid got away with killing someone...
Trik

Whitehall, PA

#6 Dec 28, 2007
an accident is just that... AN ACCIDENT. It sounds to me like the father was upset with the verdict. If these kids were really FRIENDS, he should be happy that the other boy has a chance to move on. Does he think the boy shows no remorse for the death of his friend?
Ardm

United States

#7 Dec 28, 2007
Vote No to Nanovic wrote:
yup, a person dies because of your direct action and get a slap on the wrist... seems to be the theme of society
But, an Allentown COP got fired !
SPS

Louisville, CO

#8 Dec 28, 2007
Money = Freedom
Trik

Whitehall, PA

#9 Dec 28, 2007
Flashback: 1995

I was 20 years old. I was at a friend's house drinking. There were 5 of us total, none of us were of age. One drove home, had a car accident, and died. The parents of my friend did not allow one of our group to attend the funeral... the boy whose house we were at when we were drinking.

Where is the logic in that? The parents seem quick to place the blame on the friends of the deceased child. Does it not occur to them that the one who has passed may be the one at fault???

I'm not saying that in this case scenario, the deceased child is at fault, but the parents need to be less quick to judge.
jones

AOL

#12 Dec 28, 2007
An accident is when someone does something wrong in a vehicle like speeding or running a light and runs into your car and injures or kills the occupants.

Remorse is always shown but it doesn't absolve you of guilt for causing an injury or death.

Except in this case, if I was the grieving father I would be looking for a better lawyer and try to get this miscarriage of justice overturned.
Trik

Whitehall, PA

#13 Dec 28, 2007
john karoly wrote:
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friends in high school is not the same as a son, ever lose a child?
I hope the living one dies a slow horrible pain filled death and also has to pay 7264363 dollars in a civil wrongful death lawsuit
it worked against OJ Simpson
I didn't say that the father should be happy about losing a son, nimrod. I said that it is better that only one life is lost instead of two.
NotPI Scum

New Ringgold, PA

#14 Dec 28, 2007
john karoly wrote:
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friends in high school is not the same as a son, ever lose a child?
I hope the living one dies a slow horrible pain filled death and also has to pay 7264363 dollars in a civil wrongful death lawsuit
it worked against OJ Simpson
Yeah and you'd love you 40% of that wouldn't you!! It's just never enough John is it?
Estate Anyone

New Ringgold, PA

#15 Dec 28, 2007
john karoly wrote:
there is always a civil lawsuit, I am sure the family could win becuase the actions of the killer caused the death
wrongful death lawsuit is in this jerk offs future
By the way - how are your attempts to get your hands on your brother's estate going?
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#16 Dec 28, 2007
I think at the VERY least, this young man should have to go to schools, youth groups, etc., for several times a year for at least a couple of years and give talks on what happened and (hopefully) what he's learned. Perhaps if young drivers hear the consequences of speeding from someone their own age, maybe, just maybe, it'll make a few of them think twice when they get behind the wheel? Certainly couldn't hurt, anyhow.
WAKE UP

Allentown, PA

#17 Dec 28, 2007
Trik wrote:
an accident is just that... AN ACCIDENT. It sounds to me like the father was upset with the verdict. If these kids were really FRIENDS, he should be happy that the other boy has a chance to move on. Does he think the boy shows no remorse for the death of his friend?
ACCIDENT IS AN ACCIDENT, THAT MUCH IS CORRECT.. WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE SPEEDING AND KNOW THE OUTCOME OF YOUR ACTIONS, LIKE 'WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I SPEED?" HUHMM??? MAYBE A TICKET, MAYBE KILL MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE..????? NOW AGAIN ACCIDENT IS AN ACCIDENT... THIS WAS NOT... MY BROTHER DID THE SAME THING AND TRAGELY HIS GIRLFRIEND PAST..R.I.P. MY BROTHER DID HIS TIME AND NOW IS NOT WITH IT.. HIS CONCIENCE IS SO MESSED UP NOW.. HE HAS NO LIFE IN HIM. PEOPLE NEED TO JUST THINK OF THE OUTCOME OF THEIR ACTIONS BEFORE NOT AFTER......
Vote No to Nanovic

Easton, PA

#18 Dec 28, 2007
Trik wrote:
an accident is just that... AN ACCIDENT. It sounds to me like the father was upset with the verdict. If these kids were really FRIENDS, he should be happy that the other boy has a chance to move on. Does he think the boy shows no remorse for the death of his friend?
Accident due by a direct cause of being negligent and not obeying the law = not [i]really[/i] an accident. Sorry as I said, direct action CAUSED this child's death
Trik

Whitehall, PA

#19 Dec 28, 2007
WAKE UP wrote:
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ACCIDENT IS AN ACCIDENT, THAT MUCH IS CORRECT.. WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE SPEEDING AND KNOW THE OUTCOME OF YOUR ACTIONS, LIKE 'WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I SPEED?" HUHMM??? MAYBE A TICKET, MAYBE KILL MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE..????? NOW AGAIN ACCIDENT IS AN ACCIDENT... THIS WAS NOT... MY BROTHER DID THE SAME THING AND TRAGELY HIS GIRLFRIEND PAST..R.I.P. MY BROTHER DID HIS TIME AND NOW IS NOT WITH IT.. HIS CONCIENCE IS SO MESSED UP NOW.. HE HAS NO LIFE IN HIM. PEOPLE NEED TO JUST THINK OF THE OUTCOME OF THEIR ACTIONS BEFORE NOT AFTER......
But your brother DID PAY, didn't he? Emotionally, he will live with the consequences forever. So will the boy involved in this accident.

Let the kid go and live a new life.
2nd Amendment Dem

Lancaster, PA

#20 Dec 28, 2007
you people are blood thirsty, I bet every one of you have done more then speeding, I don't see you hanging yourselves for it. The kid was dumb as kids are, for all we know his friend was egging him on. Kids will always do stupid things that will never ever change all we can do is move on and greave our loved ones.
Vote No to Nanovic

Easton, PA

#21 Dec 28, 2007
Trik wrote:
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But your brother DID PAY, didn't he? Emotionally, he will live with the consequences forever. So will the boy involved in this accident.
Let the kid go and live a new life.
Might have to dump on this post also. Conscious depends solely on the individual and should NOT be used as a measure of punishment. What one individual feels can be diametrically different than another might feel, for society to use that is rubbish. It is likened to getting an online Master’s degree based wholly on life experience as some scam schools would like to sell you… it is all hogwash. Criminal intent should start the moment you break the law in an unsafe manner. Real punishment for real crimes. Tell the father of that child that he no longer has a son but the other boy feel really really bad about it. Joke
Vote No to Nanovic

Easton, PA

#22 Dec 28, 2007
2nd Amendment Dem wrote:
you people are blood thirsty, I bet every one of you have done more then speeding, I don't see you hanging yourselves for it. The kid was dumb as kids are, for all we know his friend was egging him on. Kids will always do stupid things that will never ever change all we can do is move on and greave our loved ones.
take the chance, do the crime, do the time... for anyone of us... really isn't hard to figure out is it? Stupidity should NEVER be a defense
WAKE UP

Allentown, PA

#23 Dec 28, 2007
Trik wrote:
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But your brother DID PAY, didn't he? Emotionally, he will live with the consequences forever. So will the boy involved in this accident.
Let the kid go and live a new life.
EXACTLY MY POINT.. YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU DO AND MOVE ON...THANKX

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