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Church View woman receives 18 months for fatal hit-and-run

There are 25 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Church View woman receives 18 months for fatal hit-and-run. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A Church View woman was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison on Monday in the hit-and-run death of an Urbanna teenager last Nov.

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Bull

United States

#1 Jul 29, 2008
Hmm 18 months and $3100, will probably get out in 10 or less, driving after drinking, leaving the scene of an accident.
Is something wrong with our criminal justice?
Right On

Mead, WA

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Bull wrote:
Hmm 18 months and $3100, will probably get out in 10 or less, driving after drinking, leaving the scene of an accident.
Is something wrong with our criminal justice?
Unequivocally yes....there is something very wrong!!
zoom

Springfield, VA

#3 Jul 29, 2008
Yes there is something wrong with the system. This woman also has charges pending against her in Gloucester for obstruction of justice, making threats,and profane language over the airways. "If" I recall correctly she has drug charges pending against her also. Society needs protection from people like her.
MsObservant

Hoffman Forest, NC

#4 Jul 29, 2008
"Circuit Judge William H. Shaw III sentenced Lindy to 10 years in prison, but suspended all but 18 months of it. He also ordered her to pay $3,156.61 in investigation and towing costs."

This Judge is a disgrace. She was sentenced to 10 years... she should have to SERVE 10 years. Period.

10 years isn't even enough... but 18 months is a huge insult to the Family of the deceased.
WHAT A SHAME

AOL

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Its such a shame, 18months for killing a young man with his whole life ahead of him, Its a shame she should have gotten 18 months per year of life she stole frome him. She will be out again, drinking and driving. Wake up people!
wishful thinking

Hampton, VA

#6 Jul 29, 2008
is this the same women who ratted and help set up all those people in gloucester....... i hear she is pretty much a prostitute...im sure she will get busted with something in the next few years and hopefully she will rot in jail then
Thank you

Hayes, VA

#8 Jul 29, 2008
Thank you Night owl, for the wonderful information. I will make sure to send an email before the weekend is out.

I myself was shocked at the sentencing guidelines for a crime of that nature and was wondering what could be done to stiffen the penalties, laws and guidelines of that nature, pretty much encourages a person to run, rather than stay at the scene.

Recently through a criminal justice course I learned that if you refuse a breathlyzer it is an automatic DUI confiction so maybe we should have a similiar law for hit and run, if it was set that if you hit and run and a fatality occurs it is an automatic manslaughter charge regardless of the situation! Our laws are severly lacking and we need stiffer penalities.

I was also shocked that the judge could only suspend an operators license for a period of 6 months that also needs to be changed.
karen

Yorktown, VA

#9 Jul 29, 2008
Investigation & Towing costs???? Why wasn't she made to pay his funeral costs??
My heart goes out to the family, especially his younger brother who witnessed this tragedy, he will never fully recover from this.
She deserved MUCH more jail time.

Since: Jan 08

Williamsburg, VA

#10 Jul 30, 2008
Links that support my earlier post

http://www.ooida.com/Legislative_Watch/2003/W...

ACT 74 (AB375/SB181) Increases the penalties for
failing to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in
great bodily harm.
Effective: November 27, 2003

http://dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/docs/2003ff....

Wisconsin was the first state to close the gap.

Virginia could be the second state (second is still better #3)

Since: Jan 08

Williamsburg, VA

#11 Jul 30, 2008
Southside Sentinel (Middlesex County)

Hit-and-run driver gets 10-year sentence

http://www.ssentinel.com/Pages/Frontpage.html...
thetruthalwaysco mesout

United States

#13 Aug 1, 2008
This is a travesty - You can bet I will be contacting my congress, house of delegate and represenatives ASAP!!!
Thanks for the good information. My heart goes out to the entire family. Josh was a wonderful boy with a very bright future, and this woman, in one act of selfishness, took all of that away.

“Stop the Violence! End Racism!”

Since: Apr 08

Close the Loopholes!

#14 Aug 1, 2008
I think you all are over reacting here. The woman turned herself in; she has been found guilty and has been sentenced.

Remember this lady must live with this incident the rest of her life. Not to mention she has to give up 18 months to spend in jail.

She made a driving miscalculation and she is paying for it.
so wrong

Montross, VA

#15 Aug 1, 2008
HG Robinson wrote:
I think you all are over reacting here. The woman turned herself in; she has been found guilty and has been sentenced.
Remember this lady must live with this incident the rest of her life. Not to mention she has to give up 18 months to spend in jail.
She made a driving miscalculation and she is paying for it.
I think you are so wrong and should have keep up with the story better! Better yet, maybe you should of been at the courthouse and you would of known more instead of just running off about something you know nothing about.
wishful thinking

Hampton, VA

#16 Aug 1, 2008
HG Robinson wrote:
I think you all are over reacting here. The woman turned herself in; she has been found guilty and has been sentenced.
Remember this lady must live with this incident the rest of her life. Not to mention she has to give up 18 months to spend in jail.
She made a driving miscalculation and she is paying for it.
she was high and drunk and then ran ...this is the same women who caused all that trouble in gloucestor i hope big bertha make her her girlfriend in jail lol
yep

Hampton, VA

#17 Aug 1, 2008
HG Robinson wrote:
I think you all are over reacting here. The woman turned herself in; she has been found guilty and has been sentenced.
Remember this lady must live with this incident the rest of her life. Not to mention she has to give up 18 months to spend in jail.
She made a driving miscalculation and she is paying for it.
she killed a kid an then drove off that is not a driving miscalculation that is murder...i bet you would not say that if she ran over a black kid....then you would say it was a hate crime
marie

Hampton, VA

#18 Aug 1, 2008
hg you are nuts
charlotte

United States

#19 Aug 2, 2008
This story just really pisses me off!! this girl really just got away with MURDER! This is a disgrace to Josh's family. All his life was worth is 18 month's?? She will probably be out in 9 months or less. This animal has a rap sheet miles long. She must know how to pull strings with the system in the county.She will be back out on the streets DOING the same crap she was doing. She isn't no more sorry for what she did than the man in the moon. The courts were trying to make it sound like it was Josh's fault. Give me a break! With the Oyster Festival going on I'm sure there were alot of people walking around & that it's self should make you drive more slower & safer. Instead of 18 month's she should of gotten 18 years!! What a screwed up court system.
newport news

Newport News, VA

#20 Aug 2, 2008
HG Robinson wrote:
I think you all are over reacting here. The woman turned herself in; she has been found guilty and has been sentenced.
Remember this lady must live with this incident the rest of her life. Not to mention she has to give up 18 months to spend in jail.
She made a driving miscalculation and she is paying for it.
He must have been white!Because if he was black HG's comment would be much different.
Video

United States

#21 Aug 2, 2008
Tribute video for Joshua Halstead

Bob

Richmond Hill, GA

#22 Aug 2, 2008
It is truely sad that this kinda thing happens.I send my condolences to the family of a lost one due to a bad lapse in judgement. The judge dispite his or her ruling did so i think in the fact of not only in how the accident happened but as in why a 18 year old was walking a minor and possibly another on the side of the road at 10pm at night i think it was a poor decision on the there part and on the drivers part giving her previous issues should have been alot more responsable and have stayed put instead of driving. so with saying that i believe that the time of 18 months is a respectful amount of time but the fine shoulda been greater i would have expected to have seen the judge add a fine of 75 dollars a month for every month he coulda lived towards a family fund for people who have lost loved ones in a accident or in the least spent her remaining time in helping families who have a exceptional family member who has survived a accident of this nature.

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