Bail denied for suspect in 3 motorcyc...

Bail denied for suspect in 3 motorcyclists' deaths

There are 67 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 27, 2007, titled Bail denied for suspect in 3 motorcyclists' deaths. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A man charged with colliding with a group of motorcyclists along a rural road, killing three of them, will remain in jail without bond.

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X-BIKER

Sydney, Australia

#51 Oct 17, 2007
Mrs B wrote:
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I am so sorry if I have offended anyone. I was once told that in order to forgive you have to forget also. I am trying very very hard to forgive, but I live in pain every day and I will limp probably for the rest of my life. I have a scar that totally covers my whole ankle. I will always have the visual scars and will never be able to forget. I really want to move on with my life and try my best to forget. But I will tell you the argueing will stop. I will take responsiibility for all I have said and will apologize to you.
MRS. B,
I'M VERY SORRY ABOUT YOUR PAIN AND SCAR/SCARS. I BELIEVE THAT GOD WORKS IN WAYS WE ARE NOT TO UNDERSTAND. HE IS TEACHING NEWKIRK A BIG LESSON. HE TOOK HOME 3 PEOPLE HE WANTED AND FOR YOU AND OTHER SURVIVORS IíM SRUE THERE IS A REASON YOU STILL HERE AND I REALLY DONíT THINK ITíS TO JUDGE NEWKIRK. I THINK ITíS MORE LIKE THE LESSON HEíS TEACHING NEWKIRK. TELL THE WORLD OF THE DANGERS OF DRUGS AND TRY TO KEEP OTHERS FROM GETTING INVOLVED.
Mrs B

Zionsville, IN

#53 Oct 23, 2007
We have a plea agreement and I will be at the sentencing hearing on Nov 15. I hope to come out of there with a much better feeling about all of this. I am ready to move on and not think about this on a daily basis. I want it over so I can. Abate Biker I will let you know what the outcome is.
Mrs B

Henniker, NH

#55 Nov 16, 2007
The sentencing is now over. He agreed to 15 years, 36 years probation, 18 of that suspended, 15 years house arrest. I was hoping for more on the top end but will settle for what we got. With some hope and prayers maybe he will come out a better man.
Mrs B

Henniker, NH

#57 Nov 19, 2007
Abate biker, we were not exactly happen about the sentencing but now we can maybe move on and find for peace within ourselves. We can sleep at night and know that he will not be on the roads for some time. I would like to see him get some serious rehab and maybe someday I will find it in my heart to forgive him. I think that it is time for all of us to move on with our lives and to let the system take care of him. We don't have to think about any more court dates and we are all glad it is over. We were all able to get together on Thursday evening and enjoy each others fellowship. It was a great evening and with the holidays coming up we will have more great time together. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thank You for caring about all of us.

Our next mission is to get the laws changed and try to get harsher sentencing laws.
Amanda

Rockford, IL

#58 Jan 14, 2008
Mrs. Belcher,
I look at the diamond ring on my hand each day (the one Dr. Bob gave me) and I wonder what happened the day he died? I cannot ask the children (too terrible to discuss w/ them). If you ever get this post please write me. I have hundreds of photos of me w/Dr. Bob on my computer. I have been ill for the last 2 years and homebound. I would feel comfort in talking with you. I rode on the back of his Harley (his 2nd bike before the Honda) for years. I often wonder why I wasn't the one on the back of his bike??? In addition, my e-mail is: calico.cc@comcast.net or calico.cc@gmail.com.
Love- Amanda
P.S. I keep all of you in my prayers.
anonymous

Rockford, IL

#59 Mar 14, 2008
This was no great guy - he had many demons and inflicted great damage on many women that he encountered - the final one a lovely woman from all we've heard. He was a tormented, powerful but very dangerous man. i am currently living with one of the women he damaged almost to the point of no return. I only hope that his death might have cut short his ability to damage more people and give him a chance to repent and heal his soul. In the end, I'm not sure this event was not a just penance for all the damage he did to many people in his life.
ike

United States

#60 Apr 16, 2008
anonymous,
I'd like to hear from you. I'm trying to piece together some things I can't make sense of.
you can e-mail me at:
info (at) cmsdevelopment.net
thanks,

ike

“Vote or Shut it!”

Since: Oct 07

Sasparilla

#61 Apr 17, 2008
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
I hope to heck they throw the book at that driver.
However. Let's assume, shall we, that these unfortunate folks were typical Harley lifestylists who made the mistake of not wearing helmets. Primarily thanks to ABATE and their lackey (NOT) My Man Mitch, who claims that wearing a helmet is a "choice." In that case, let's spread the responsibility for this tragedy around to the other culprits, who also have blood on their hands.
I'm just using this as an example, since the article doesn't mention helmets, and I don't have the original reporting to go by. But what I'm talking about happens all the time in Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and California, and other states where ABATE uses the helmet issue as a political football. They are to motorcycle safety what the NRA is to gun safety. Completely bogus.<end quote>

I am astounded at your ignorance. ABATE is sucha successful educator and trainer that the state of Indiana contracts them to perform all testing for motorcycle DL endorements. Yes, moron, ABATE does sucha great job of educating and training cycle enthusiasts that they actually do the testing for the state. Statistically, states that use ABATE to educate riders have a lower fatality rate than states with a helmet law. You are a complete idiot. 99% of cycle fatalities happen regardless of a helmet. Trauma to the body is the #1 cause of death in cycle accidents. You obviously don't ride, so why do you care if I wear a helmet or not? Or are you a Democrat and want the government to control everyone around you?

Those who care to wear a helmet are free to do so. I am free NOT to.
JHA

Bartlett, IL

#62 Apr 19, 2008
I care if you wear a helmet because my insurance rates are based on claims made. People that don't wear helmets are more seriously injured and cost the rest of us more in insurance rates.
i miss my family

Bloomington, IN

#63 May 2, 2008
Quiet until now wrote:
I know four kids that need no apology from anyone and would prefer to be left out of any internet argument you people are involved in. We don't judge, and we don't squabble. We forgive and forget.
i forgive, but i won't forget. my faith is strong, and i'm a christian woman. but what happened that day holds no excuse for any behavoir. that was the worst day of my life, and all of you who are taking another side, than the deceased ones in this situation, should try and have respect for the family and loved ones affected by this terrible accident. i am sure rodney's family feels awful and maybe rodney too, but the grief that the children and other family members have for this situation is monumental, and our families are now broken and will never be the same. please do not start an arguement of 'judging', because honestly nothing can be done about the situation. the only thing we can do is pray that bob's family, maria <3 's family, and the other member's families are going to get through this. i know rondey's parents and family feel remorse, but please, for the sake of true emotional hardships these families endure each and every day, the only people who read these are mostly the childrnen, family, and close friends of the people rodney newkirk and his actions deeply affected. please, be respectful of families like mine that are grieving so horribly of the loss of our loved ones.
Jake

Marysville, OH

#64 May 2, 2008
Be careful when you mess with a biker. Some of us have conceal and carry permits.
JHA

Schaumburg, IL

#65 May 2, 2008
Jake wrote:
Be careful when you mess with a biker. Some of us have conceal and carry permits.
Threats always make people more willing to understand and work with you.
C Dub

River Falls, WI

#66 Dec 3, 2008
I still miss Bob.
observer

Muncie, IN

#67 May 7, 2009
This is a completely false take on the man. This is being said from one who had watched this relationship and person from a very close vantage point. Bob was very active in the destruction of the health and viability of the person writing this glowing report. Her mind has still not recovred. He was an evil man - author of destruction of more than just this one person.
May God have mercy upon him for he certainly was working for the dark side in the most insidious and sneaky of ways - by pretending to be for the good and knowing upon whom he could most successfully prey.
VIC RIDER

Lafayette, IN

#68 Mar 4, 2010
Newkirk and Freinds

We're still out here We're still watching!!!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#69 Mar 4, 2010
Sure beats the heck out of shiny patent-leather shoes.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#70 Mar 4, 2010
Disregard, as Topix convulsed. Meant for another topic.
VIC RIDER

Fort Wayne, IN

#71 Jan 9, 2011
Still out here some of us won't forget Rodney A Newkirk still here still watching
VIC RIDER

Fort Wayne, IN

#72 Jan 9, 2011
JHA wrote:
<quoted text>
Threats always make people more willing to understand and work with you.
no one made threats , just facts
Yeppers

Freetown, IN

#73 Jan 9, 2011
The comparison is astounding.

Anyone else believe Bisard is getting the kid glove treatment?

The slogan of the F.O.P should be..It's Ok If You're A Cop.

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