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There are 100 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Jun 4, 2010, titled dekalb county woman Karri Willoughby bond hearing capital murder ju.... In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris lead Karri Willoughby into a courtroom Friday morning in Fort Payne.

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C-more

Henagar, AL

#1 Jun 4, 2010
What a one sided story! You make it seem like she has already been convicted. What about innocent until PROVEN quilty? There are tons of facts missing from your story!
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Geraldine, AL

#2 Jun 4, 2010
It is a news report C-more. This story is not an editorial. It tells the reader what happened at the hearing and gives a little background as to why the hearing was taking place in the first place. News stories aren't supposed to do anything else. Stop watching Nancy Grace, CSI, and NCIS and you might understand how to read the news.
C-more

Henagar, AL

#3 Jun 4, 2010
well, I understand that it is a news report! However, I can see that you have been blinded by the media. Do you not think this could taint a prospective juror? I am simply saying that if they are going to tell the nitty gritty details of what the DA has accused her of then they should also tell her side. In the story it says "Investigators say Willoughby was taking money from Shaw. They also say she stole the drug from her workplace and injected it into him." If you understood how to read the news, you would understand that it does not, in your words, "tell the reader what happened at the hearing"! This is a story because it does not tell one thing that went on in the hearing ONLY that Mr. Harris was escorting her to the bond hearing!
DeKalb Voter

Henagar, AL

#4 Jun 4, 2010
I have to agree with you c-more. This did not provide any insight into the "news" about what was going on in the hearing. It is just repeating all the stuff we have heard over and over again. Does Harris escort all of the inmates to court?
Henagar Mom

Fremont, NE

#5 Jun 4, 2010
I also do not see the word "allegedly" either!
I totally agree with you C-more.
Dekalb Voter~ I'm wondering the same thing....it seems Mr. Harris has made sure he's in every shot we've seen in the media.....I hope he knows this is only hurting him come election time.
well

Geraldine, AL

#6 Jun 4, 2010
You guys need to learn what the little tab labled "Full story: WHNT News 19" in the top left-hand corner does. Oh, sorry, forgot that Level Pebble folks only read the first sentence and get stuck on that one topic. If she wants a fair jury she will need folks who can look at the whole story and not get stuck on who escorted her in or what kind of picture is painted by anything but the facts presented by each side when the TRIAL starts. The opinions here and those in the papers don't mean a thing. It's what is presented at the trial that will be important. Now listen closely, I have NO IDEA if she is guilty or innocent, but I'm sure that the defense and prosecution are both working hard to do their jobs.
Henagar Mom

Fremont, NE

#7 Jun 4, 2010
Wow. Level Pebble folks? Demeaning our character does nothing for yours. If you believe everyone is entitled to an opinion then let it be. I read the ENTIRE story and the word allegedly never appeared anywhere. Dateline tonight was on the case of Amy Bishop and they reported she "allegedly" shot and killed people on the UAH campus. So the issue for me here is the reporting. I do not think she can get a fair trial when information true or not is being reported like this.
Why are you being so nasty and offensive? Did you write this story?
DeKalb Voter

Henagar, AL

#8 Jun 4, 2010
well, I think you should re-read the full story too! The first paragraph is the only thing about the bond hearing. As I said before...everything else is just a repeat! And you, as a resident of DeKalb, need to realize this is an election year. I'm not saying anything bad about Harris..I have voted for him every time he has been up for election. I just think it odd that a man escort a woman prisoner. I thought this was a BIG no no!
DeKalb Voter

Henagar, AL

#9 Jun 4, 2010
Henagar Mom that's what I was thinking...it could be hurting him during this election year. I think he has done an excellent job in office. I just would hate for him to be seen as the bad guy in this big mess!
DeKalb Voter

Henagar, AL

#10 Jun 4, 2010
Thinking the exact same thing Henagar Mom. Have you read the Times Journal article. They have really changed their tone too!
DeKalb Voter

Henagar, AL

#11 Jun 4, 2010
I think well may have written this article too!
Henagar Mom

Fremont, NE

#12 Jun 4, 2010
Yes, Im not a fan of the media right now. How do they expect to gather a jury who has not heard about this and hasn't already made some kind of judgement with what the media is putting out there?
I know Karri and so this just hurts to see all of this being said whether anyone believes what they read or they don't. It sure doesn't help to be attacked by others who are being so defensive....just wondering what dog do they have in this race?
Proud citizen of Ider

Henagar, AL

#13 Jun 4, 2010
In a small town, everybody knows everybody and they know everything anybody has ever done that is wrong. I can tell you stories about the finest citizens in our town that would make your hair crawl. Before I go any further, I just want to say I'm not saying that everybody in Ider is bad.(Thank the good lord for showing us our faults and helping us to realize our shortcomings so we can work on those, including me!) I will say that Karri is one of few people in this town that I have never "heard" anything bad about. Nothing.. we all know you can't keep secrets in a small town. All you have to do is tell one person and the cat is out of the bag. I just think they got this all wrong.
small town girl

Arab, AL

#14 Jun 5, 2010
I'm not from Sand Mtn...don't know this girl....don't know any details other than what the media has said. I know how small town gossip goes and I know how we protect those individuals - guilty or not - from our small town because we love them and care for them. Ok here is my take...he was killed with propofol which only a few people in the medical field has access to unless you purchase it illegaly on the internet or from a pusher. This woman had access to it and the chances of the deceased being able to inject himself and get rid of the evidence is HIGHLY unlikely. So, logically thinking, someone would have had to inject this man with the deadly drug. I'm not saying it was her but the chances and evidence points to that direction or else you all need to clean house in the police investigation department for wasting tax dollars on a frivolous claim. I mean get real folks. I think they know their jobs and if you so low a confidence in them, get yourselves a new bunch of police employees. I say bravo to them for an outstanding job and a big thank you for someone who alerted them to exhume the body. Maybe the mom's body needs to be exhumed too?
Proud citizen of Ider

Henagar, AL

#15 Jun 5, 2010
They have to prove without a doubt that she did this! There is alot of doubt because people simply do not understand small town culture. We live in a town that has a population of somewhere around 800. In Ider, we have 1 grocery store,1 drug store, 1 feed and seed, 1 auto parts store, 1 hardware store, 2 dollar stores, a few hair salons, a convience store, a gas company, and a sadle shop. That's it,.. no dress shop...no shoe stores..no major retailers. From time to time, one needs to go to wal-mart which is at least a 20 mile drive if you go to Fort Payne. Not 20 minutes try about 25-30 minutes. When I go to wal-mart for things that our local retailers do not carry or out of, I always ask my aging parents, other family members, and neighbors if they need anything. I have signed their names to checks and credit cards,and used their pinned debit cards to make their purchases. Have I stole their identity? Outsiders would say Yes because I have forged their signature and used their pinned debt to make purchases. To rural citizens, I have been kind..done them a favor..saved them some time and made their purchases for them. There is just so much in this case that can be explained by our small town culture.
judge not

Chattanooga, TN

#16 Jun 5, 2010
small town girl wrote:
I'm not from Sand Mtn...don't know this girl....don't know any details other than what the media has said. I know how small town gossip goes and I know how we protect those individuals - guilty or not - from our small town because we love them and care for them. Ok here is my take...he was killed with propofol which only a few people in the medical field has access to unless you purchase it illegaly on the internet or from a pusher. This woman had access to it and the chances of the deceased being able to inject himself and get rid of the evidence is HIGHLY unlikely. So, logically thinking, someone would have had to inject this man with the deadly drug. I'm not saying it was her but the chances and evidence points to that direction or else you all need to clean house in the police investigation department for wasting tax dollars on a frivolous claim. I mean get real folks. I think they know their jobs and if you so low a confidence in them, get yourselves a new bunch of police employees. I say bravo to them for an outstanding job and a big thank you for someone who alerted them to exhume the body. Maybe the mom's body needs to be exhumed too?
I only have this to say to you about your post...the mom HAD FOUGHT LUNG CANCER, EMPHYSEMA, COPD for YEARS...YEARS...NOT DAYS!!
My thoughts

Dalton, GA

#17 Jun 5, 2010
I have met this person once and must admit that I was solidly behind her until the facts started to be revealed more thoroughly I started to see that something was not right.
My thoughts

Dalton, GA

#18 Jun 5, 2010
Ok as I was saying...I met her once and was solidly behind her until the facts started coming out. Lets look at it this way....lets for a moment give her the benefit of the doubt as far as the taking the money stuff goes.....lets just look at the facts. 1. Junior Shaw died from an injection of Propofol for sure. 2. Propofol acts so quickly that one could not injects ones self without the syringe falling somewhere near the body. 3. No ems or paramedic found or said thay found such a syringe. 4. Ms. Willoughby had been forced to resign her job at a chattanooga surgery hospital for the theft of the drug that has been proven to kill Junior shaw. 5. Ms. Willoughby has not denied stealing this drug...by resigning without protest she admits she took the drug. 6. Ms. Willoughby says she took the drug at her step fathers request so he could sedate a bull he was trying to sell....if this is the truth why would mr. shaw ask his daughter to commit an illegal act just to assist him in sedating a bull...when I am sure if this was the case he could have simply got the drug from a vet...or found a much easier way to sedate the animal. 7. The drug in question is not a street drug and would be hard to acquire by someone that is not in the health profession fields. most people would have a very hard time getting this drug. So even without motive the supporters of this young lady need to look at at least the fact that she stole drugs. The supporters who act like the dekalb county sheriffs department chose a random person to frame for murder just because of election year etc. are absolutely nuts!!!! Sure, now that the arrest has been made the sheriff of this county is taking advantage of whatever photo ops he can...but...does this mean she did not do it? No....it has nothing to do with that. Any sheriff from any such sized county involved suddenly with a capitol murder case would probably do the same thing. We know that you probably need to be a health professional to have known anything about this drug prior to 2009(when the world became acquinted with because of michael Jackson death)...Junior shaw died a full year before michael Jackson. So If Ms. Willoughby did not commit the murder...a health professional who knew about the same drug...Ms. willoughby just happened to have also stolen...a mystery health professional that had it in for mr. shaw....would have had to have done it. Someone with all this knowledge in such a small area. They would have had to come into his home without breaking in....and inject him and then leave just in time for Ms. Willoughby to arrive and find him. So either this is an assisted suicide that Ms. willoughby took part in....which is still a crime...or the charges are correct. Unless she next tells us a one armed man was seen fleeing the scene of the incident. The evidence seems overwhelming....A grand jury of her peers thought so....so all her supporters need to just realize that sometimes the least likely ones are the guilty. I am for sure not considered pro law enforcement...but...in this case it seemed they did their job correctly.
ider_is_my_home

Henagar, AL

#20 Jun 6, 2010
Well I just have to say I know her and believe in her 100%. She did not commit this crime. There are other people that are involved in this and that need to be looked at. There are other people that had access to his body also alive and other wise PRIOR and after his death that day!!!!! So just because the only ones putting out information is the media DOS NOT guilty make! A good defense is one that keeps its information to itself until it needs to do other wise, and for the comment about her stealing money.......give me a break. It is hard to steal money or assume identity when you are a partner in the company AND YOUR NAME IS ON ALL THE ACCOUNTS AS WELL!!! This is really making me furious. I also agree with the comment about NOWHERE it stating allegedly. Can some one please tell me when our country turned to GUILTY UNTIL YOU PROVE YOURSELF INNOCENT??!! PLEASE
ider_is_my_home

Henagar, AL

#21 Jun 6, 2010
well wrote:
You guys need to learn what the little tab labled "Full story: WHNT News 19" in the top left-hand corner does. Oh, sorry, forgot that Level Pebble folks only read the first sentence and get stuck on that one topic. If she wants a fair jury she will need folks who can look at the whole story and not get stuck on who escorted her in or what kind of picture is painted by anything but the facts presented by each side when the TRIAL starts. The opinions here and those in the papers don't mean a thing. It's what is presented at the trial that will be important. Now listen closely, I have NO IDEA if she is guilty or innocent, but I'm sure that the defense and prosecution are both working hard to do their jobs.
Oh I know “folks” from Rainsville are SOOO much more cultured and sophisticated than any of us from IDER!!! LOL What a joke. I am sure all the other Rainsville residents are proud you judgmental approach is representing them on this topic!

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