Marianne Williams pleads not guilty

Marianne Williams pleads not guilty

There are 7 comments on the Capital News 9 story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Marianne Williams pleads not guilty. In it, Capital News 9 reports that:

The woman accused of fleeing police and causing a car crash that killed a Shaker High graduate appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. via Capital News 9

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CRK

United States

#1 Jul 11, 2007
My heart certainly goes out to the family of the high school student that was killed. It's a sin she was even allowed to plead not-guilty. She was seen hitting that car, she was driving recklessly, she has a record. After seeing that picture of the student's car, I would give that woman the chair.
DMM

United States

#2 Jul 31, 2007
My heart continues to bleed for the Carnevale family who's beloved son, Harry was killed by Marianne Williams,on July 1, 2007.

It is such a disgrace and miscarriage of justice that she may be able to plea to lesser charges as allowed by David Soare's office.
She has a criminal record, plain and simple,and should be made accoutable for the charges brought against her related to the death of Harry. She may indeed have a mental health history, but let's not let the DA's office use the excuse that society has somehow failed Marianne on any level.( Does it not matter that she has been driving without a license for many years, has a criminal past and has shown NO regard for human life?) It is apparent that this woman has no regard for anyone other than herself and playing the victim in order to evoke pity on her plight.

Harry has no say, but those of us who do on his behalf will continue to speak out until justice is served.

While I wish no harm to come to Marianne, she must pay for the homicide of Harrrison Carnevale with a lengthy prison sentence.
CRK

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Aug 1, 2007
DMM wrote:
My heart continues to bleed for the Carnevale family who's beloved son, Harry was killed by Marianne Williams,on July 1, 2007.
It is such a disgrace and miscarriage of justice that she may be able to plea to lesser charges as allowed by David Soare's office.
She has a criminal record, plain and simple,and should be made accoutable for the charges brought against her related to the death of Harry. She may indeed have a mental health history, but let's not let the DA's office use the excuse that society has somehow failed Marianne on any level.( Does it not matter that she has been driving without a license for many years, has a criminal past and has shown NO regard for human life?) It is apparent that this woman has no regard for anyone other than herself and playing the victim in order to evoke pity on her plight.
Harry has no say, but those of us who do on his behalf will continue to speak out until justice is served.
While I wish no harm to come to Marianne, she must pay for the homicide of Harrrison Carnevale with a lengthy prison sentence.
I wholeheartedly agree with you on this. It's one thing if she wants to throw her future away, but she robbed Harry of his, his family of thiers. It is so tragic.
KDF

Salem, MA

#4 Aug 7, 2007
I agree that Maryanne should deal with the consequences of her actions. But, as someone that works in the mental health field, I know that mental illness is REAL, and it affects numerous parts of peoples lives. I have worked with murderers, rapists, pedophiles...all with mental illness. The reality of mental illness is this, sometimes no matter how hard you try to pick up the pieces, with the help of medication and rehabilitation, and counseling, some people slip through the cracks, some people get lost along the way to their destination. Should Maryanne be in jail, yes. Should Maryanne serve her time, yes. Should she be judged because she has a diagnoses that "average" people really have no clue about, no.
She did her crime, and now she should be able to do her time, and to get the help that has been lacking. Hopefully Albany County can produce that...
ANON

Hyde Park, MA

#5 Aug 16, 2007
so marrianne was living in supervised living through the agency of Rehabilitative Support Services located on central ave in albany NY. I'm currious to what their responsibility is in this since they were/are aware that she had stopped taking her meds and was decomping. i wonder if she was placed on their med run or if they were having her evaluated....this could have prevented the accident. yes she is an adult and she should be held accountable for her actions but in this case she had a case manager who visits with her weekly if not more....
CRK

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Aug 22, 2007
Im sorry. I just cant accept mental disease or defect as a valid excuse to give someone a slap on the wrist for either violent crime or multiple crime. It is the liberal get out of jail free card and it is overused and disgusting. If she was in that bad of shape mentally and/or emotionally, to the point of not knowing right from wrong then she needed to be committed. Why should innocent lives be on the line because everyone wants to be "p.c."? All too often the rights of the defendant are put way too much higher than the rights of either the public at large or worse yet, the victim. And as far as Albany county being equipped to deal with anything like this...good luck! NY's medical environment is a joke. If anything, they need to send her to the city and commit her to Bellvue.

And while everyone is so busy feeling sorry for her...what about the lost child? What about grieving parents? Who is protecting their rights?
Keontae

Longwood, FL

#7 Apr 10, 2009
Hey this lady is my mother! yes this is a sad thing to say her being my mom. But really you shouldnt bash her. She already havent stood up to her responsiblity as a mother and to deny her that right for her to do so is also just as wrong. Not for me but for my younger brothers. What about her lost children? I myself am fine with my life but my concern is of my Younger Brothers.

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