Back to prison for Mary Hill

Back to prison for Mary Hill

There are 205 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 2, 2006, titled Back to prison for Mary Hill. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It's back to prison for Mary Hill, the Longwood mother convicted of killing her 13-year-old daughter and the teen's best friend in a car crash six years ago.

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duh

Grass Valley, CA

#187 Jun 6, 2012
Bernie wrote:
For all you idiots who believe that the car did not malfunction, go to this site and LOOK at the evidence that it does exist. She should not be in prison and is a victim of a grieving mother looking for vengeance and a money hungry daughter and paid testimonies for the government. And of course the prosecutors will not back down because it shows that they make mistakes... just like the idiot who charged the Duke kids for rape... I hope in time she is vindicated and released to try to find some happiness in the rest of her wrecked life.
http://rss-auto-recalls.justia.com/rss/BMW-31...
Yeah it happens, people arent dumb. everyone knows that malfunctions happen. ask toyota! BUT it didn't happen to mary hill. Even she says "ill be fine" because she knows she is getting justice, and cant you see how relieved and thankful she was that she got 15 instead of 30. She knows she didn't, shes sorry but she did it. uncontrollable anger. At the least she drove crazy and triggered a malfunction, you cant deny the witnesses!!!!

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#188 Jun 6, 2012
DAVID wrote:
my wife drives horrible if she did this it would be an accident even though shes a bad driver,most men may have saved the car from sliding,THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT ,GET OVER IT SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM DRIVING FOR LIFE AND GIVEN,INTENSE THERAPY AND DRUG/ALCOHOL TREATMENT,NOT PRISON, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT,alot of men and women are bad drivers.THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT AND SHE WAS SOBER AT THE TIME! MAJOR FACTOR! SHE LOST A BEAUTIFUL CHILD TO GET OVER IT,SHES A VICTIM AN ACCIDENT TOO!just aweful you all think she belongs there in prison just PLAIN STUPID IF SHE WAS DRUNK THEN HANG EM SHE WAS SOBER AND SUCKS AT DRIVING AND WAS SPEEDING WELL SURE SOUNDS LIKE HORRIBLE ACCIDENT TO ME GOD BLESS HER AND THE 2 LOST GIRLS AND INJURED BOY SOME PEOPLE SUCK AT DRIVING MAYBE THEY SHOULDNT HAVE GIVING HER A LICENSE
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Hopefully you're smart enough to not allow your children to ride with her. You're as guilty as she is if she injures or kills someone, for not reporting her to the state. Why in the world would you allow someone who is a horrible driver behind the wheel of a car???
Kim

Sylva, NC

#189 Sep 13, 2012
Madeline Hill wrote:
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This makes no sense whatsoever. I stopped reading about 25% into it.
susieq

Freehold, NJ

#190 Sep 14, 2012
Is Mary Hill still in prison or did she get out?
Kim

Sylva, NC

#191 Sep 14, 2012
Okay, this was not an accident. Mary Hill behaved recklessly and deliberately and knew her actions could result in serious injury or death. Did she intentionally set out to kill those 2 girls by method of vehicle accident? No. However, for those who do not believe that she would kill her own child, I hate to break it to ya, but it happens all too often. I don't relate to such evil, but it does happen. We have countless people coming out of the woodwork with all of their car malfunctioning stories and? So what? Did you hear the rest of the program? All the evidence, the witnesses, the behavior from Mary herself? Just because your car has malfunctioned at some point does not mean that it happened in the Hill case. Mary Hill had countless psychiatric issues and was known to be reckless and use the car as a weapon. She lost control of her emotions, not the car. Also, for the man who claims that it doesn't prove she's lying because she's not looking into the eyes of people she's conversing with, and that people behave differently when grieving or traumatized, I have this for you. It is a FACT that avoiding eye contact is one of the biggest indicators of deceit. The witnesses, her unstable behavioral history, and her behavior after the crash are very strong indicators of her guilt. For those of you condemning the judge, jury, public, Carrie's mother I say shame on you. The judge and jury did the appropriate thing and sent this criminal to jail, and Mrs. Brown? This woman has suffered a tragedy that was in NO way her fault. There is no blame to lay at her feet and to be honest, she's behaved with much more dignity and composure than I would've, that's a fact. Direct your sympathy where it belongs. To the 2 innocent children who lost their lives and to their families whose lives have been forever altered.
rochelle

Quakers Hill, Australia

#192 Jan 2, 2013
Mary was sick with a depressive illness, which could include bipolar disorder, meaning she may have been manic at the time of the accident. This would explain her erratic behaviour around that time. Even though she wasn't drunk or on illicit drugs when tested, she was on prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

I have a depressive illness as well as anxiety issues. Even before I started medication that could effect my alertness,I made the CHOICE not to drive.....EVER. People think it's nuts that I've made this choice, but I made it because driving is a privelege, not a right. I could never live with myself if my emotions got out of control or I panicked and it resulted in any kind of accident, let alone one where innocent kids lost their lives. I know I would be culpable both legally and morally.
Mary could have made the same choice.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#193 Jan 12, 2013
rochelle wrote:
I made the CHOICE not to drive.....EVER. People think it's nuts that I've made this choice, but I made it because driving is a privelege, not a right. I could never live with myself if my emotions got out of control or I panicked and it resulted in any kind of accident, let alone one where innocent kids lost their lives. I know I would be culpable both legally and morally.
Mary could have made the same choice.
I made that choice once too and my Stepmother said, "Oh stop you'll be fine, drive here (5 hours). Apparently she was fine with putting my life and others in danger. My Boss felt the same way. Nobody cares until someone gets hurt then suddenly you are evil.
The Thinker

Lewisburg, KY

#194 Jan 24, 2013
Did Mary Hill only serve 10 months of her sentene?? Can some please answer this. Just watched the 48 hours episode and find this woman to be "unbelievable"!!
Kimberly Wilmoth

Sylva, NC

#195 Jan 26, 2013
The Thinker wrote:
Did Mary Hill only serve 10 months of her sentene?? Can some please answer this. Just watched the 48 hours episode and find this woman to be "unbelievable"!!
She was released for a little while on appeal, but she's been sent back to prison to serve out the remainder of her 15 year sentence. I believe she went back to prison some time in 2006.
Migdalia Vega

Miami, FL

#196 Feb 24, 2013
I just got out of prison and I met mary hill and she is a wonderful lady with a great heart. she loves her two daughters very much, its very sad to see how florida law takes pleasure building a case against a mother that lost her daughter. Mary is a wonderful person and a great friend. God Bless you all.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#197 Jun 12, 2013
Migdalia Vega wrote:
I just got out of prison and I met mary hill and she is a wonderful lady with a great heart. she loves her two daughters very much, its very sad to see how florida law takes pleasure building a case against a mother that lost her daughter. Mary is a wonderful person and a great friend. God Bless you all.
That is very sweet. Glad to see she has someone on her side.

Since: Apr 14

Culpeper, VA

#198 Jul 8, 2014
Toyota and Lexus are #1 in cases of sudden unintended acceleration and FORD is #2. The current unintended acceleration plaguing newer vehicles is the electronically-induced type. The engine throttle control systems depend on computer software to command them. Sometimes glitches occur...like in some of your other electronic devices...which can cause the command to be different than what you desire. The evidence of the glitch is often undetectable after the vehicle is restarted. Unfortunately, the EDR (black box) is not always accurate as shown by expert Dr. Antony Anderson in his analysis of a 2012 Toyota Highlander. The EDR results indicated the driver was not braking when she was doing so. The EDR results are inconsistent.

The key to avoiding a horrific crash during a SUA event is whether or not the vehicle has an effective fail-safe in the event a glitch occurs. If it does not, as in the case of the glitch-prone Toyota ETCS-i, then the vehicle may become a runaway with an ineffective means to stop it. Unfortunately, the safety standards aren't as strict in automobiles as they are in airplanes. Some manufacturers have more effective fail-safes than others. In the case of Toyota, an embedded software expert, Michael Barr (see Oklahoma Bookout vs. Toyota court case involving a 2005 Camry) found that an electronic glitch could induce a SUA event. Another expert, Dr. Henning Leidecker, found that a SUA event could also be triggered by "tin whisker" formation, particularly in 2002-2006 Toyota Camry vehicles.

SUA events have been DEADLY for vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and people in storefronts, buildings, and even homes. The numbers of such crashes are ever-increasing with the advent of the very complex ELECTRONIC throttle control systems.

With the increase in such serious vehicle crashes, there is a concerted effort to show driver "pedal misapplication" or a "medical condition" or some other reason for the incident...anything other than a vehicle defect. Investigators aren't scrutinizing the buggy electronic throttle control software or other conditions that can elicit a terrifying sudden unintended acceleration incident. They usually just examine the *mechanical* causes which tend to be just red herrings in these cases. Investigators simply don't have the expertise to find such electronic glitches. In fact, the staff at the NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, do not have this very specialized training!

Think of it...the next step in electronically-controlled vehicles seems to be so-called "self-driving cars." Do YOU want to be in a such a vehicle when there is no evidence that strict safety standards, particularly in the throttle control system's software, have been adhered to? Will you just BLINDLY trust the automaker (criminally-investigated and nearly-prosecuted Toyota and soon-to-be GM and others?) to come through for you and your family's safety *on its own*?

A recently published Huffington Post article by Jonathan Handel,
How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'
Posted: 07/01/2014 7:23 pm EDT Updated: 07/02/2014 1:48 pm EDT speaks to these very issues and poses tough questions about Google's "driverless" vehicles. Educate yourself carefully before you put your faith in automakers who have knowingly lied to their customers and the government for decades. Study the issue of vehicle electronic sudden unintended acceleration and ask WHY we aren't seeing it addressed publicly. WHY is blame placed on the driver with little more than speculation about which pedal was used or with little more than an assumption on medical condition. This is being done *even when the drivers steadfastly cite a VEHICLE PROBLEM as the cause of the crash.

Absence of proof is not proof of absence of a serious ELECTRONIC computer glitch or other electronically-caused SUA.
moskii58

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#199 Dec 28, 2014
Enie Balerini wrote:
I'm watching the special on TV right now on Mary Hill. I'm glad she's going to prison...Chevy Nova's don't accelerate by themselves, let alone seventy-thousand dollar BMW's. I feel no sympathy.
You are an idiot..have you never heard of "sudden Acceleration" in cars...maybe you have an early70's Chevy before cars had chips installed..please update your brain..Mary got a raw deal
she may have had personal issues, but to think she purposely wrecked that car killing her daughter and friend is ridiculous..Audi almost went out of business because of their cars suddenly
accelerating w/o the gas pedal being touched.it happens open up your mind..Release Mary Hill..
She needed a better lawyer..she was not high or drunk..she should be let out of prison..
Mrs Mechanic

Chesapeake, VA

#200 Mar 6, 2015
My husband is a master mechanic, and he says that what happened to the BMW was very possible. There have been MANY stories of this happening, and NOT just to BMWs... I found it mind boggling that no one listened to the BMW guy that said it was VERY possible. In order to believe she did this on purpose, you HAVE to believe that she INTENDED to kill her own daughter. No one addressed the fact, that she too, was a grieving parent.
SAnno

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#201 Mar 6, 2015
What was the Hill's address in Longwood? How far was she from home?

Since: Apr 14

Culpeper, VA

#204 Mar 21, 2015
Kim wrote:
Okay, this was not an accident. Mary Hill behaved recklessly and deliberately and knew her actions could result in serious injury or death. Did she intentionally set out to kill those 2 girls by method of vehicle accident? No. However, for those who do not believe that she would kill her own child, I hate to break it to ya, but it happens all too often. I don't relate to such evil, but it does happen. We have countless people coming out of the woodwork with all of their car malfunctioning stories and? So what? Did you hear the rest of the program? All the evidence, the witnesses, the behavior from Mary herself? Just because your car has malfunctioned at some point does not mean that it happened in the Hill case. Mary Hill had countless psychiatric issues and was known to be reckless and use the car as a weapon. She lost control of her emotions, not the car. Also, for the man who claims that it doesn't prove she's lying because she's not looking into the eyes of people she's conversing with, and that people behave differently when grieving or traumatized, I have this for you. It is a FACT that avoiding eye contact is one of the biggest indicators of deceit. The witnesses, her unstable behavioral history, and her behavior after the crash are very strong indicators of her guilt. For those of you condemning the judge, jury, public, Carrie's mother I say shame on you. The judge and jury did the appropriate thing and sent this criminal to jail, and Mrs. Brown? This woman has suffered a tragedy that was in NO way her fault. There is no blame to lay at her feet and to be honest, she's behaved with much more dignity and composure than I would've, that's a fact. Direct your sympathy where it belongs. To the 2 innocent children who lost their lives and to their families whose lives have been forever altered.
You sound just like those vicious Toyota-protecting provocateurs who slam anyone who doesn't buy into the "driver error" theory about sudden unintended acceleration!

There's something amiss about the extreme hatred shown to Mary Hill. It's abnormal and part of a larger scheme to make her a SCAPEGOAT! Let's hear from her directly! I imagine IF her attorney had been Robert C. Hilliard, her fate would have been different. She's another Candice Anderson who was railroaded into blame! She needs to be freed from prison!

Since: Apr 14

Culpeper, VA

#205 Mar 21, 2015
rochelle wrote:
Mary was sick with a depressive illness, which could include bipolar disorder, meaning she may have been manic at the time of the accident. This would explain her erratic behaviour around that time. Even though she wasn't drunk or on illicit drugs when tested, she was on prescribed anti-anxiety medication.
I have a depressive illness as well as anxiety issues. Even before I started medication that could effect my alertness,I made the CHOICE not to drive.....EVER. People think it's nuts that I've made this choice, but I made it because driving is a privelege, not a right. I could never live with myself if my emotions got out of control or I panicked and it resulted in any kind of accident, let alone one where innocent kids lost their lives. I know I would be culpable both legally and morally.
Mary could have made the same choice.
Spin, spin, spin against Mary Hill! Waaaaay over the top!

Since: Mar 15

Hollywood, FL

#206 Mar 26, 2015
Chicago wrote:
<quoted text> How many more kids should she have to kill under your "schedule" in order to properly punish her? Manslaughter is zero tolerance.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, respect goes a long way!! I just watched the 48hrs special on Mary Hill! I'm divided, as a mother I don't believe she intentionally killed her daughter or Kerri. I believe the fact that she did take those two lives is probably what is pushing her over the edge, it would me if I was responsible sublet for my child's death. I believe in our justice as well but am very confused on the "reasonable doubt" there was not proof that the car did not malfunction AND it was said she was in high spirits . I too believe 15 yrs is a rough sentence. She should be held accountable but I somehow think that her being responsible for her own daughter and Kerri's life might be her own personal he'll...this is just an opinion that I'm entitled too as being a mother Idk that I could live knowing I was responsible for my son's life ending! So yes I am divided on what her punishment and to the extent of her being held responsible. God bless all the families and may they one day find peace! Faith is powerful!

Since: Mar 15

Hollywood, FL

#207 Mar 26, 2015
CharleneBlake wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound just like those vicious Toyota-protecting provocateurs who slam anyone who doesn't buy into the "driver error" theory about sudden unintended acceleration!
There's something amiss about the extreme hatred shown to Mary Hill. It's abnormal and part of a larger scheme to make her a SCAPEGOAT! Let's hear from her directly! I imagine IF her attorney had been Robert C. Hilliard, her fate would have been different. She's another Candice Anderson who was railroaded into blame! She needs to be freed from prison!
I kinda agree with you that someone had to be punished. I think the fact that she had some mental issues played a huge part and I don't think that should have been played into her ability to drive especially when she had a clean driving record. I don't think anyone can convince me that Mary took the lives of her daughter and Kerri purposely!! My gut is telling me that she was an escape goat . Still think 15yrs was too much. Hope the families find peace.

Since: Apr 14

Gainesville, VA

#209 Apr 3, 2015
duh wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah it happens, people arent dumb. everyone knows that malfunctions happen. ask toyota! BUT it didn't happen to mary hill. Even she says "ill be fine" because she knows she is getting justice, and cant you see how relieved and thankful she was that she got 15 instead of 30. She knows she didn't, shes sorry but she did it. uncontrollable anger. At the least she drove crazy and triggered a malfunction, you cant deny the witnesses!!!!
"duh," who are you? How do you have so much information? You remind me of the PR SPIN MACHINE being used against Ellen Brody on the train crash and some sudden unintended acceleration victims!

This really points to a well-orchestrated anonymously conducted "conviction" of victims of vehicle malfunctions in the "Court of Intentionally-Manipulated Public Opinion!"

Is this to effectively distract the public from major automotive defects that KILL? Is this to taint the potential jury pool? Is this to SILENCE the victims as they are dehumanized in the public eye? And...who else is involved in this process behind-the-scenes?

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