Driver faces homicide charge

Driver faces homicide charge

There are 226 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 28, 2009, titled Driver faces homicide charge. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Curtis R. Conley, 22, is scheduled to go on trial Sept.10 in the death of 19-year-old Ashley Willow.

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You think you knew them

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 28, 2009
Lets think about her parents too they lost their girl . You just cant take a life and not pay for it. I hope the justice system works fast in this case it has been a long road and it needs to end soon so she can finnally rest.
pAAAAlease

Columbus, OH

#22 Jul 28, 2009
Workrelated wrote:
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You have read one article that the Dispatch has written (btw, the not always partial Dispatch) and you are you quick to determine that this lady was the victim? I would like to see the entire case file for the domestic violence charge before I make such assumptions.
Could he have been the victim of domestic violence?
I think that if the truth comes out that she was a drunk and a pill head with a hot temper who liked to fight, it is going to be a difficult job for the prosecution and rightfully so.
how do you know that all i have read is this one dispatch article?
Observer

Miami, FL

#23 Jul 28, 2009
paintapic wrote:
<quoted text> u dont even know the facts, so shut up
First off history doesn't matter it is the incident that took this yound ladies life period. When are you people going to realize you need to take responsibility for your actions. He would have been better off to wash his hands of her and take his child away for a mother who could not take care of her if that was the case.
Oh and only rude simple people tell others to shut up I bet your mother told you that alot.
CarGuyBri

Mount Hope, WV

#24 Jul 28, 2009
If he did in fact, put up with her beating up on him, he's an idiot for NOT calling the police on her. I do not believe in hitting a woman/girl under ANY circumstance.(I was raised right) But if she is the one doing the hitting, I would definatly call the police and file charges against her. When it comes down to it, sounds like they BOTH got what they deserve! Stupid kids! By the way, I do feel sorry for their child.
Knows the truth

AOL

#25 Jul 28, 2009
pAAAAlease wrote:
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oh yes, here's another blame the victim posting...Knows the Truth: have you ever studied the cycle of violence? check out http://www.domesticviolence.org/cycle-of-viol... google cycle of violence. the fact that they got back together after he beat her is wholly consistent with this sick phenomenom. please educate yourself before postin.
What you don't know is that she was more of the domestic violance than he was she would hit him bust out car windows he has had blacked eyes and broken nose from her hitting him. He loved her and she loved him it is just how they showed thier love so educate yourself with those facts they were both in the wrong but no one meant for anyone to die that was an accident and yes acidents do still happen when your drunk and on drugs like she was.
Workrelated

Columbus, OH

#26 Jul 28, 2009
pAAAAlease wrote:
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how do you know that all i have read is this one dispatch article?
Please, enlighten us on your knowledge of THIS case.
if one only knew

AOL

#27 Jul 28, 2009
Everything that I have read on here so far is blaming one another. Two wrongs does make a right. Yes he had no business being behind the wheel of the car, that I do agree. But what right did she have to be behind the wheel of the car if she was drunk and messed up on pills? Who would you all be writing about then, the poor dead one or the ones life that she screwed up for driving in that condition. It is a shame that everyone is out to judge the victim with out knowing the truth. I am sure that none of you people were there to see what happened and those that were there have to live with it everyday. Let it be and let god handel it, It is not going to change the lost of her life and it is not going to make things any eaiser for the child she left behind that she has to deal with this. Losing a child is the worst thing that could ever happen but blaming someone does not change things.
if one only knew

AOL

#28 Jul 28, 2009
In the above statement I stated 2 wronges does not make a right ! In other words both are at blame. How many smart people out there would try to jump into a moving car? Oh I bet know one thought of that one. If she was not so messed up as they say then I think she would have been smart of enough to try not to jump into something that was moving , expecialy when she only weighed 90 lbs.
I knew them

Columbus, OH

#29 Jul 28, 2009
claw71 wrote:
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Based on what I've read she sounds like the victim of her own temper and reckless behavior as much as his poor judgment. In order for justice to be served we have to scrutinize the victim and ask ourselves how their actions contributed to their own demise.
point well taken. like i said we have our opinions, but the truth will prevail!!
You think you knew them

Columbus, OH

#30 Jul 28, 2009
well I did just read corners report maybe im reading the wrong one but i dont see where she was drunk or on drugs so in this case i guess we will have to see what happens i just hope action is taken in cases like this he has a history of court time and i dont see where she does ! 1. the judge is goin to look at it like this he had no license and nomatter what he shouldnt have been behind the wheel ,last time i checked that is a Violation.2. he had a stay away order in which he did not follow! Violation . two violations in which caused a death , think about it if he wasnt driving this wouldnt have happened . if he would have stayed away this wouldnt have happened.
I knew them

Columbus, OH

#31 Jul 28, 2009
pAAAAlease wrote:
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oh yes, here's another blame the victim posting...Knows the Truth: have you ever studied the cycle of violence? check out http://www.domesticviolence.org/cycle-of-viol... google cycle of violence. the fact that they got back together after he beat her is wholly consistent with this sick phenomenom. please educate yourself before postin.
beat her??? I did know them quite well. She left plenty of black eyes on him, bite marks scrathces, and thier daughter did witness alot of it, thank god she doesnt now. She fought with her own mother and step-dad, who left choke marks on her new yrs eve. shouldnt they take anger classes also? seems she had problems way before she got with him. and I do know ALL the facts.he should be accountable for driving with no license but hes not liable for her jumping into the window of a moving car,(wasnt the first time)and falling out and dying. SHE WAS PHYSCO
I knew them

Columbus, OH

#32 Jul 28, 2009
Observer wrote:
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First off history doesn't matter it is the incident that took this yound ladies life period. When are you people going to realize you need to take responsibility for your actions. He would have been better off to wash his hands of her and take his child away for a mother who could not take care of her if that was the case.
Oh and only rude simple people tell others to shut up I bet your mother told you that alot.
HISTORY DOES MATTER, when they see the toxically report and the drugs she was on, it does matter how she and him fought, which lead up to the final outcome, her dying.
I knew them

Columbus, OH

#33 Jul 28, 2009
You think you knew them wrote:
well I did just read corners report maybe im reading the wrong one but i dont see where she was drunk or on drugs so in this case i guess we will have to see what happens i just hope action is taken in cases like this he has a history of court time and i dont see where she does ! 1. the judge is goin to look at it like this he had no license and nomatter what he shouldnt have been behind the wheel ,last time i checked that is a Violation.2. he had a stay away order in which he did not follow! Violation . two violations in which caused a death , think about it if he wasnt driving this wouldnt have happened . if he would have stayed away this wouldnt have happened.
he did stay away from her, she was at his house not hers. shes the one who wanted him back.he should of been smarter to have the case of DM dropped or something. she was only 19, too bad they wont let you see her juv. record. She only went to the 8th grade and failed that twice, had a baby at 14, where was her parents? oh what i read, is they were drinkers too. this is a sad situation. BUT THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT. and you need to read the TOXICALLY report. free information.
You think you knew them

Columbus, OH

#34 Jul 28, 2009
Well, i have seen that also u prob dont know what you r readingbecause your not educated your self and it shows by the way you down grade somebodys parents i guess i was brought up different not to disrespect someybodys parents las time i checked it was not against the law to drink in Ohio. maybe if the girl did drink somebody had to buy it that was of age . Maybe him. bottom line is this whether she dove into a moving car 1.the car belonged to her .2. HE SHOULDNT HAVE BEN BEHIND THE WHEEL !!!!!! Whether you want to admit it or not his actions that night left her dead . and from what I have seen he is by far an angel , so maybe you better look into waht he si diong on a dailey basis because you prob dont realize that but in the trial you will !!!!!
if one only knew

AOL

#35 Jul 28, 2009
How many people are out there every minute of the day driving that does not have a license ? Looks like to me that some one else may be having a guilty conscience. You need to relize even if he is sent away that still is not going to change things. IT IS NOT GOING TO BRING HER BACK!!!!!! I would hate to go thru a jury trial and have my families put to shame. I guess one has never sit thru a trial and seen what it does to the ones that was not even involved. Like I said the ones that knows what happened that night are the ones that were there!!!!! And as far as buying the alcohol then again he is accused of something that know one knows. It is sold to minors everyday . I really think that everyone should sit back and think who is going to be HURT THE MOST OUT OF THIS!!!! THEIR DAUGHTER.
Justice should be served

New Albany, OH

#36 Jul 28, 2009
At the end of the day weather he meant to hurt her or not is not the issue. HE DID!!!It really doesn't matter that she had a record or didn't finish school, Maybe that explains why she didn't get the hell out of the relationship earlier and if all of the people that were there that night knew that she was no educated and on drugs/alcohol then why didn't someone try to stop the whole thing from happening.If you feel it is okay for someone to abuse you or Kill you because you are didn't graduate or had a kid to young then that explains why you are defending him. I feel sorry for the people that think this was okay. Accident or not everyone should pay for their part in this. By not doing anything to him what kind of value are you putting on her life? Don't you think that their daughter will be asking questions about her MOM? At least now she will know that her Dad had a part in this!!!!
claw71

United States

#37 Jul 28, 2009
Justice should be served wrote:
At the end of the day weather he meant to hurt her or not is not the issue. HE DID!!!It really doesn't matter that she had a record or didn't finish school, Maybe that explains why she didn't get the hell out of the relationship earlier and if all of the people that were there that night knew that she was no educated and on drugs/alcohol then why didn't someone try to stop the whole thing from happening.If you feel it is okay for someone to abuse you or Kill you because you are didn't graduate or had a kid to young then that explains why you are defending him. I feel sorry for the people that think this was okay. Accident or not everyone should pay for their part in this. By not doing anything to him what kind of value are you putting on her life? Don't you think that their daughter will be asking questions about her MOM? At least now she will know that her Dad had a part in this!!!!
Nobody is saying that nothing should be done to him, but the punishment should fit the crime. The problem is that some people think that the crime is murder while others aren't so sure. Do try to keep up.
if one only knew

AOL

#38 Jul 28, 2009
No where does it state that he killed her. No where does it state that he held on to her or shoved her out of the car or window. All that it states that he never had a drivers license. And as far as her mental state or age as you want to call it. Then why was she able to keep her child with out the state stepping in. Come on people lets read the story!!!! And as far as having to tell her daughter what happened to her mom once again that is not going to change things. I am sure that who ever is taking care of her right now has all the news paper and police reports to show her when the time comes. When she comes of age that will be her dession to make judgement. Not yours or mine.
Knows the truth

AOL

#39 Jul 28, 2009
Justice should be served wrote:
At the end of the day weather he meant to hurt her or not is not the issue. HE DID!!!It really doesn't matter that she had a record or didn't finish school, Maybe that explains why she didn't get the hell out of the relationship earlier and if all of the people that were there that night knew that she was no educated and on drugs/alcohol then why didn't someone try to stop the whole thing from happening.If you feel it is okay for someone to abuse you or Kill you because you are didn't graduate or had a kid to young then that explains why you are defending him. I feel sorry for the people that think this was okay. Accident or not everyone should pay for their part in this. By not doing anything to him what kind of value are you putting on her life? Don't you think that their daughter will be asking questions about her MOM? At least now she will know that her Dad had a part in this!!!!
How wouold you punish someone who was involved in an accident? As you have read HE LOVED HER and yes SHE LOVED HIM they would always get back together ever since she was 12 years old. At that age her parents should have had more controle of her than to let her keep going back to him. Her daughter is 5 years old and she was 19 so that means at 14 she had the child. So for 8 years they were together either fighting or making up but either way they were in LOVE so he has lost a love one too. So how else do you punish someone for an accident?
I knew them

Columbus, OH

#40 Jul 28, 2009
You think you knew them wrote:
Well, I did and Sounds like mom is defending her son but i have been their when she was threatened by him and his family and they had a good rep for threatning others lives ..Just admit he took a wonderful girls life and now must pay for the actions taken that night. The bottom line is this if he would have listned to the judge in the first place she would have still been here. second if he would not have been behind the wheel of that car she would have been here! suspended license means no driving priv. last time i checked so their you have it.
sorry to say im not his or her mother. I did know them and the one who i feel sorry for , is the little girl, who has no mother.if you knew Ashley, you knew she was quite capable of taking care of herself since she had been doing it for such a long time. I use to live in the apts next to them and I would see and her brother run the streets all hours of the night while her loser of a mother got drunk with her boyfriend. Anyways where is her real father? anyone know? bottom line hes got charges and I really dont care what happens to him, yes, Ashley was a nice girl but she wasnt an angel either.

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