Back to prison for Mary Hill

Back to prison for Mary Hill

There are 216 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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Lire

New York, NY

#167 Oct 4, 2011
from the standpoint of this in a legal perspective, I would have to say that there was reasonable doubt. HOWEVER, I do believe the eyewitness testimony, media pressure, and pressure from the deceased's families decided Mary hills fate. I didnt see the crime scene and can only go of what i feel from the show that i watched, but that woman had issues with depression and never claimed to a mechanical issue until there legal team 'found' it. I truly believe that if there was a mechanical issue, Mary wouldve been screaming that days after the accident, she didnt. What is truly sad is that she couldnt drop off all those inocent children first and then decide to do what she did by herself. Truly a tragedy that brought tears to my eyes from the getgo. I truly believe justice was served, and if i was in Mary's shoes, i wouldve never got to that point becasue if i was innocent i would flea the country and i was guilty, i would commit suicide, without my child and 2 other children in the vehicle. 15 yrs was not the max sentence, and she is lucky to have an opportunity to have a chance to see the light of day, not behind prison bars, again. RIP- 2 lovely young ladies
Lissa

Glen Allen, VA

#168 Oct 4, 2011
In question wrote:
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After watching 48 hours report on the story of Mary Hill I think how sad it is that she has lost everything she had and new and most of all lost her own loving little girl.I feel there is a chance that the car did in fact have a falt with the cruse control for I too have this happen to me but my children were all ok,only I was hurt...Maybe I should thank God that only my children were in the car and there was no one to fight to call me a killer.I strongly feel that this is what keep poor Kerrie's mom going...WHAT A SAME...To cause more hurt and pain to someone who is already hurting for what happened way more than she..If she were in Mary's shoes I wonder how she would feel.I'm sure the two angles in heaven saken their heads and sheading a tear over the pure anger that drives Kerrie's mom...What a shame..Kerrie's mom is all that stands for the ugly that comes betweens their forever friendship...and the last thought..I as a mother would not let my children ride in a car with someone that I thought may be even the slightest bit unstable so that makes me wounder when is Kerrie's mom going to answer for her lack of good judgement...For she is surly making she Mary pays for something that may have been beyound her controll!!!!
Kerrie's mom thought she was riding the bus home, not riding with the hills. There was never permission granted for kerrie to be i that vehicle.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#169 Oct 4, 2011
teeje63 wrote:
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Mary Hill was a loose cannon. She was arguing with her husband at a gas station only a mile from the accident scene. Mary Hill was angry, jumped in her car and sped off. I came upon the scene at the same time as the rescue personnel...Mary Hill made a conscience decision to drive the way she was driving at the time of the accident, therefore, it was not an accident. Mary Hill should spend the rest of her life in prison.
Next time you do something wrong just hope you don't end up like her. I understand she was driving fast, I pass people on the highway everyday not using blinkers, cutting me off, tailing me when I am already doing the speed limit. More people break the law than obey it. I would never want to be in this woman's shoes. I do not believe the word of witnesses since if you read through here other witnesses came out and said she was not driving recklessly. The death of her child is punishment enough. She had no drugs or alcohol in her system so yes, she was speeding but if she purposely wanted to kill those kids it would've been easier to drown or shoot them, this was an accident. My 19 year old neighbor was murdered, another (17) struck down and killed by a drunk driver and yet another (16) smashed against a tree and cut in half by a drunk driver so I understand your anger but she did nothing different from what everyone else on the road does everyday.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#170 Oct 4, 2011
Lissa wrote:
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Kerrie's mom thought she was riding the bus home, not riding with the hills. There was never permission granted for kerrie to be i that vehicle.
Why was Kerrie lying to her mother? If we are to blame Mary Hill then shouldn't we blame the other mother for not teaching her child to obey her? Just using this as an example. If Mary Hill is wrong then so is everyone else who makes a bad choice.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#171 Oct 4, 2011
Rayne wrote:
After the trial, two new witnesses came forward claiming Mary Hill was not speeding just before the crash.
Despite their testimony, the judge denied Hill's request for a new trial. She's filing an appeal.
For the guy who believes witnesses, here is what I was referring to.

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#172 Oct 4, 2011
session_whine2 wrote:
<quoted text>For the guy who believes witnesses, here is what I was referring to.
AFTER the trial. Why did these two "witnesses" not come forward at the time of the accident? If they witnessed the accident, why did they not stay on the scene and provide statements to law enforcement? Is it possible that maybe they were a ploy to try and get Mary Hill off? Unless you saw the scene, the wreckage, the skid marks that remained for quite some time, you can't say she was innocent. The wreckage was horrific. As for one of the kids "lying" to her mother, what a rotten thing to say. It wasn't that she "lied", she just happened to catch a ride home with Mary Hill's child.

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#173 Oct 5, 2011
teeje63 wrote:
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Is it possible that maybe they were a ploy to try and get Mary Hill off? Unless you saw the scene, the wreckage, the skid marks that remained for quite some time, you can't say she was innocent. The wreckage was horrific. As for one of the kids "lying" to her mother, what a rotten thing to say. It wasn't that she "lied", she just happened to catch a ride home with Mary Hill's child.
OK I am rotten but no one knows what was in the heart of this woman, skid marks or not. That is horrible to say she intentionally killed her own child. If they were trying to get her off why didn't they say so up front you are mixing up your own argument. I am sorry you had to see that and like I said, the guy who murdered my neighbor just got out of jail, I wrote to the governor and he said his good behavior got him out. It's only been 20 years. So you can be mad all you want but justice is rarely served for the victims anyway when there is actual proof.
melanie king

United States

#174 Dec 16, 2011
You people sound insane. Why on earth would a mother kill her daughter and then someone elses. She would have to be one hell of a nascar driver to know exactly how to crash the car that wouldn't kill her. People its called a freak accident. And if the parents were so concernd bout her driving,why did they allow kari to ride home with her. Enough lifes were lost that day. People It makes nothing better to put away an innocent person for an accident.
melanie king

United States

#175 Dec 16, 2011
Lissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Kerrie's mom thought she was riding the bus home, not riding with the hills. There was never permission granted for kerrie to be i that vehicle.
. It said the boy was to ride the bus home not kari,so whatever was suppose to happen if she was suppose to ride the bus why didn't her mother make sure of it. Please that's an excuse
Mac

Keller, TX

#176 Dec 17, 2011
I watched this on CBS a few years back and I remember thinking how ridiculous this lady's defense was. That was until my own 2002 BMW X5 4 4I did the exact same thing. I left stop light and before I knew it I was doing 50 miles an hour in a few seconds. Fortunately the engine noise got so loud and there were no cars that I had time to steer out of trouble. It only lasted a few seconds but it was sure scary. I don't what happened with her car, but it could have happened to ne.
dawn

Davisburg, MI

#177 Dec 17, 2011
It was a very tragic "accident". Mary does not deserve to serve 15 years in jail for this, she wasnt under the influence of anything and there is no proof that iT happened because she was unstable, meaning there was way too much reasonable doubt. I reallY don't know how any jury could convict her on the facts they heard at this trial. I've seen murder trial acquittals with way more proof of there guilt than this witch hunt!!!! The judge in this county is useless and should've of given her the minimum sentence.
Slam

Bakersfield, CA

#178 Dec 17, 2011
Some people are so naive and gullible. This woman had a history of driving recklessly. Fancy car, money, she thought she owned the road and it finally caught up with her. At the expense of two young lives. She deserves everything she gets. May she slowly rot in prison.
inthesouth

Oklahoma City, OK

#179 Dec 17, 2011
OMG!!! To all of you saying that she would never purposely kill her daughter, no one is saying that she did this on purpose and wanted to kill those kids! Duh! We're saying that she was driving recklessly because of her temper/fight with Husband/ stress/ WHATEVER!! Obviously she did not intend to hit a tree, but it happened! That still makes her responsible!! I have watched this episode of 48 hours at least 6 times, and she seemed completley unstable. It said at the end that she was being treated for alcohol and drugs. She had a history of mental issues, her step daughters testified to her behavior in the past.I could go on.....IMO, she deserved what she got. Rest in peace those beautiful girls...
inthesouth

Oklahoma City, OK

#180 Dec 17, 2011
melanie king wrote:
You people sound insane. Why on earth would a mother kill her daughter and then someone elses. She would have to be one hell of a nascar driver to know exactly how to crash the car that wouldn't kill her. People its called a freak accident. And if the parents were so concernd bout her driving,why did they allow kari to ride home with her. Enough lifes were lost that day. People It makes nothing better to put away an innocent person for an accident.
We're not saying she tried to kill her daughter intentionally....we're saying that she was driving recklessly, NOT intending to get into an accident...but she did. That makes her liable! If she wss mentally unstable, which obviously she was, she was likely speeding thinking she could handle it, then oops lost control and crashed!

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#181 Dec 17, 2011
melanie king wrote:
<quoted text>. It said the boy was to ride the bus home not kari,so whatever was suppose to happen if she was suppose to ride the bus why didn't her mother make sure of it. Please that's an excuse
Do you have children? How in the world would you expect a parent to make sure their child gets on the bus at school and doesn't catch a ride with a neighbor? Kids will be kids, and unless there had been specific rules NOT to ride with Mary Hill, then why would catching a ride have been a problem? I'm sure Mary Hill's intent that day was NOT to crash her car and take 2 innocent lives and permanently scar a third, BUT, her actions DID cause that to happen. Ms. Hill was observed by several witnesses in the moments before the crash having a heated argument with her husband. She then took off in the vehicle and was driving erratically. The skid marks show where she took off from the traffic light at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle. The crash scene was horrific. I saw it before rescue arrived on the scene. In my opinion, Mary Hill got off easy with 15 years.
Saddened

Winchester, KY

#182 Dec 20, 2011
My heart goes out to all the families that have suffered such a great loss due to this horendous accident-including Mary Hill. I do not know any of these people personally. I simply watched the show about the case on tv. Honestly I was shocked that she was given 15 years. This was way too much time for these circumstances. Yes, I realize lives were lost, BUT it was not intentional. This was a horrible accident. People have said alot of horrible things about Mrs. Hill. She has suffered a great loss due to this accident too. I feel so sorry for her. I am sure that will upset alot of people, but that is how I feel. I want to state my opinion. I feel that Mrs. Hiil needs to know that she has supporters who are praying for her. I think it is a grave injustice to imprison this lady for 15 years for the accident. She has already lost so much and suffered greatly. The children can not be brought back. My heart goes out to all the broken hearts and victims of this accident NOT just to Mrs. Hill. I just felt overwhelmed with sorrow for her because she has been made into a monster by so many people. She may have been the driver, but she is just as much a victim as the others in this case. I don't know what the current status is of this case. Is she in jail or is she out on bail pending the appeal. IF ANYONE KNOWS THE STATUS, PLEASE COMMENT WITH THE DETAILS. I sincerely hope I have not offended anyone with my opinion. Again, my heart goes out to ALL the victims and their families. So many lives have been destroyed.
Southern gal

Winchester, KY

#183 Dec 20, 2011
This lady should never have been prosecuted. This was an ACCIDENT. So sad. It is so scary to think how quickly our lives can be taken AND how an accident and turn into a criminal case. So sad.

“Proud Southerner”

Since: Feb 09

Solsberry, IN

#184 Dec 20, 2011
Southern gal wrote:
This lady should never have been prosecuted. This was an ACCIDENT. So sad. It is so scary to think how quickly our lives can be taken AND how an accident and turn into a criminal case. So sad.
You would feel differently had it been YOUR child that was killed by Mary Hill's irrational and irresponsible behavior. I agree, it was an accident and I'm sure she never meant for the accident to happen. Mary Hill was the ADULT in this situation. She knew she held these 3 young lives in her hand and Mary Hill made the CHOICE to let her emotions get in the way of rational thinking. Mary Hill was mad at her husband and was driving like a maniac and it COST 2 young people their lives. It's too bad that the only death in this accident had not been Mary Hill.
BTW, just because you post under multiple screen names does not increase the number of supporters for Mary Hill.
southern gal

Winchester, KY

#185 Dec 20, 2011
Neither myself nor my mother are trying to rally supporters for Mary Hill. We do not know her. II watched the show with my mother and wanted to voice my opinion on this case too. Honestly I think it was ignorant for you to insinuate that it was one person trying to fool people. I would think that if someone were trying to do that, then they would at the very least change their address and wait awhile before posting.
DAVID

Canton, OH

#186 Jun 5, 2012
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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