Teen killed in crash during Urbanna Oyster Festival

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

An 18-year-old Middlesex County boy was hit and killed by a car outside Urbanna on Friday night in the midst of the town's popular oyster festival.
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Since: Nov 07

Urbanna, VA

#438 Dec 21, 2007
I thought I would share this infomation I found on nolle prosequi. This Virginia State Code would allow Shawna Lindy to be tried for the drugs at a later time. I was told the state has one year to do this.

Request by Commonwealth’s Attorney to enter a nolle prosequi (requesting the court to permit him to stop the prosecution of a criminal case in court); if this request is granted by the judge, a new prosecution may be brought on the same charges. Va. Code § 19.2-265.3.
Stepanie Hatton

United States

#439 Dec 26, 2007
I would like to say what I know. I'm Michael Hatton's daughter. Shawna Lindy lives with my father. Her family lives in Chiefland, Florida. Yes Shawna was drunk the night Joshua was killed. This was the reason she ran , other than having Donald in the car with her. She was told to turn herself in or we would. She was also aware of the drugs in the car the night she was busted. Joshua was a friend of mine, we were classmates. Shawna doesn't have no remorse or guilt. She doesn't love me or my dad. I don't think she even loves her own son. She cheats on my dad, stays drunk and smokes pot. What kind of life of love is that? I'm sorry for the loss the family has endured. RIP Josh

Since: Nov 07

Urbanna, VA

#440 Dec 27, 2007
Stepanie Hatton wrote:
I would like to say what I know. I'm Michael Hatton's daughter. Shawna Lindy lives with my father. Her family lives in Chiefland, Florida. Yes Shawna was drunk the night Joshua was killed. This was the reason she ran , other than having Donald in the car with her. She was told to turn herself in or we would. She was also aware of the drugs in the car the night she was busted. Joshua was a friend of mine, we were classmates. Shawna doesn't have no remorse or guilt. She doesn't love me or my dad. I don't think she even loves her own son. She cheats on my dad, stays drunk and smokes pot. What kind of life of love is that? I'm sorry for the loss the family has endured. RIP Josh
Stephanie, would you be willing to testify in court? I would hope that you would since you claim you was a friend to Joshua. Do what is right. Thanks and God -Bless!
Freddy

Issaquah, WA

#441 Dec 27, 2007
where is this Lindy now? Is she still under house arrest for running over and killing that young man?
Dont we find it funny

United States

#442 Dec 28, 2007
Stephanie Cant even spell her own name? WTF!! lol
SRC

Williamsburg, VA

#443 Dec 28, 2007
Dont we find it funny wrote:
Stephanie Cant even spell her own name? WTF!! lol
Probably just a typo. In your contraction,“Cant” You forgot the apostrophe – it should read as can’t. I'm sure you can spell can not or can't. Just a typo
Someone Who Knows

AOL

#444 Dec 28, 2007
Shawna is nothing but a no count skank slut. She slept with my best-friend's husband, and did know about the drugs, and was drunk that night! I would gladly testify in court and so would my friend, just to see that rotten slut rot in hell where she belongs!
Wikipedia defines

Williamsburg, VA

#445 Dec 28, 2007
Someone Who Knows wrote:
Shawna is nothing but a no count skank slut. She slept with my best-friend's husband, and did know about the drugs, and was drunk that night! I would gladly testify in court and so would my friend, just to see that rotten slut rot in hell where she belongs!
"Skank" is a new term to me. I'm sure I'm not alone, so I looked it up --

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skank is slang and a pejorative term used in English to describe a certain type of female.[1][2] The term "skank" differs from that of "slut" in that whereas the latter implies only sexual promiscuity; the former also implies poor taste, personally degrading behaviour and low socioeconomic class. Also used as slang for lower class female that is dirty or not presenting herself well. Other skank behaviors can include being obsessed with celebrity lifestyle and emulating it. Originally denoting a bad smell[citation needed] or a filthy surface[3], "skank" has come to refer to someone who is physically repugnant for their filth, and figuratively applied to someone who is morally or socially repugnant for their behavior and demeanor, most often sexual conduct.
__________
good choice -- describes her well

Since: Nov 07

Gloucester, VA

#446 Dec 28, 2007
Someone Who Knows wrote:
Shawna is nothing but a no count skank slut. She slept with my best-friend's husband, and did know about the drugs, and was drunk that night! I would gladly testify in court and so would my friend, just to see that rotten slut rot in hell where she belongs!
Thanks Someone Who Knows, Could you please send your information of contact to my email at quizer_scorpio@hotmail.com
Lissa

AOL

#447 Dec 31, 2007
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FACT wrote:
MORHCOWER WILL EAT HURD ALIVE IN COURT.HURD ONLY EXPERIENCE IS WILLS AND REAL ESTATE.SHAWNA WILL WALK, SHE CAN PROVE SHE WAS SCARED BECAUSE GLOUCESTER COPS FRAMED HER AND SHE PROVED SHE WAS INNOCENT. SHE DID NOT KNOW ALL THOSE DRUGS WERE IN THE CAR. WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME.SOBERICK KNOWS WERE INNCOENT AND RICHARD.IT WAS JUST A BAD ACCIDENT AND SHE WILL ONLY GET A SLAP ON HER HAND AND A FINE.AND WHEN SHE WALKS OUT SHE WILL GIVE THE BIRD TO ALL WHO WAS TALKING GOSSIP AND STALKING ABOUT HER. YOU WILL SEE.
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Miss Fact or shall I call you by your real name... you may be stupid, but I am far from. You say "Soberick and Richard" know she is innocent? You are SO wrong! Richard has admitted to his wife, family, and attorney (Soberick) that she knew very well about those drugs; in fact his exact words "she was wanting a pinch to take home". Unlike her, Richard doesn't smoke the stuff anymore. She also knew she was drunk that night, when she CHOSE to get behind the wheel of a car, and risk killing someone or herself or her "child". I am a very close friend of Richard's wife; and can tell you, that this 2-bit ho Shawna meant nothing to him but a cheap f***. AND, she is too stupid to not to keep stalking this family. I guess Thursday morning when the cops come to her door with the restraining order and telephone harassment charges, she will wake up.
So think what you want, but God and those of us who are good people know the truth.
casual visitor

United States

#448 Dec 31, 2007
Lissa wrote:
"<quoted text>"
You say "Soberick and Richard" know she is innocent? You are SO wrong! Richard has admitted to his wife, family, and attorney (Soberick) that she knew very well about those drugs; in fact his exact words "she was wanting a pinch to take home". Unlike her, Richard doesn't smoke the stuff anymore.
I'm not so sure your statement is correct, but then again I’m just a casual visitor to this web site. An earlier post said Richard was at her hearing on Dec. 6 and both Richard and his brother told the judge she knew nothing about the drugs that where found in the trunk. He told his family, friends, and lawyer the truth???– I would think he should have said something to the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney. Will Richard say something about Lindy’s involvement at his hearing on Jan 10, 2008 @ 9:30 AM.
Steve

Williamsburg, VA

#449 Dec 31, 2007
As the balls drop in about 35 minutes and time runs out on 2007, I will say good riddance to a not-so-good year and focus on the future. Not everything has turned out the way I had hoped, but life goes on. Yes!! Even numbered year! Unfortunately, for me I'll be another year older, but on the other hand, Lindy could be sentenced to prison for a long time.

“I HAVE SOME SPLAINING TO DO”

Since: Oct 07

Newport News VA

#450 Dec 31, 2007
Steve wrote:
As the balls drop in about 35 minutes and time runs out on 2007, I will say good riddance to a not-so-good year and focus on the future. Not everything has turned out the way I had hoped, but life goes on. Yes!! Even numbered year! Unfortunately, for me I'll be another year older, but on the other hand, Lindy could be sentenced to prison for a long time.
Sweetpea, being another year older beats the alternative.:-) I figure I'm like wine the older I get the better I am. LOL:-)

I hope Lindy gets a long long time behind bars.
Lissa

AOL

#451 Jan 1, 2008
casual visitor wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not so sure your statement is correct, but then again I’m just a casual visitor to this web site. An earlier post said Richard was at her hearing on Dec. 6 and both Richard and his brother told the judge she knew nothing about the drugs that where found in the trunk. He told his family, friends, and lawyer the truth???– I would think he should have said something to the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney. Will Richard say something about Lindy’s involvement at his hearing on Jan 10, 2008 @ 9:30 AM.
I was at the hearing in support of Cliff and Richard on December 6; as Sheila, Richard's wife, could not make it herself due to medical reasons. Neither one were called to testify on her behalf; nor did they testify on her behalf. As far as saying anything to the GCA; from what I know the Bryant family is just ready to move on; and be rid of this trash Lindy. As for Richard's hearing in January, he will testify the truth, if asked, he just wants to move on with his life, and the less involvement he has to have with this Lindy beoch the better. If Lindy gets away with one charge, she surely won't get away with killing this young boy nor stalking Richard's wife and children. He has already put the ball in motion to ensure she will not get away with stalking his wife or children any longer, by having an appointment this week to file suit for phone harassment and stalking.
Cliff and Richard have no priors other than minor traffic violations; both are decent people who had been having a rough time. Cliff had just broken up with his long-time girlfriend, and Richard's wife had been diagnosed with a severe medical condition, she is/was the breadwinner in this family, and they had to survive on a pittance of disability compared to her regular salary and Richard himself had some serious medical issues going on, which also caused him to be out of work. Both these young men were in a rock and a hard place on money and to top it all off, they lost their grandmother. Yes, they made a foolish mistake, trust me when I say neither Sheila nor myself condone the selling of drugs; however sometimes people do things out of character when down on their luck and it seems the world is just crapping on you.
I can tell you, Sheila is probably one of the kindest, strongest, most forgiving person you could ever want to meet. I truly admire her, while battling with her medical issue this summer, she managed to still complete her Masters Degree program. Her and I grew up like sisters, and I love her dearly. Her pain is my pain; and I see her suffering so much and continue to suffer from what this girl has done and continues to do to her family.
I am deeply sorry for those of you who are related and/or friends of this young boy who so tragically lost his life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I am on a different side of the ball of wanting to see this girl get locked in a cage like the trifling dog she is; as I can't stand her for everything she is: for threatening the lives of my dear friend and her and Richard's beautiful children, for sending obscene messages to Sheila's cell phone, work phone, and house phones, and for simply not letting my dear friend, her husband, children, and brother-in-law get on with their lives.
So, on this new year, while I pray for peace with you and yours, please do the same for me and the other victims in this, those also most innocent of all, Sheila and her two children.

Since: Nov 07

Gloucester, VA

#452 Jan 1, 2008
I was at the hearing in support of Cliff and Richard on December 6; as Sheila, Richard's wife, could not make it herself due to medical reasons. Neither one were called to testify on her behalf; nor did they testify on her behalf. As far as saying anything to the GCA; from what I know the Bryant family is just ready to move on; and be rid of this trash Lindy. As for Richard's hearing in January, he will testify the truth, if asked, he just wants to move on with his life, and the less involvement he has to have with this Lindy beoch the better. If Lindy gets away with one charge, she surely won't get away with killing this young boy nor stalking Richard's wife and children. He has already put the ball in motion to ensure she will not get away with stalking his wife or children any longer, by having an appointment this week to file suit for phone harassment and stalking.
Cliff and Richard have no priors other than minor traffic violations; both are decent people who had been having a rough time. Cliff had just broken up with his long-time girlfriend, and Richard's wife had been diagnosed with a severe medical condition, she is/was the breadwinner in this family, and they had to survive on a pittance of disability compared to her regular salary and Richard himself had some serious medical issues going on, which also caused him to be out of work. Both these young men were in a rock and a hard place on money and to top it all off, they lost their grandmother. Yes, they made a foolish mistake, trust me when I say neither Sheila nor myself condone the selling of drugs; however sometimes people do things out of character when down on their luck and it seems the world is just crapping on you.
I can tell you, Sheila is probably one of the kindest, strongest, most forgiving person you could ever want to meet. I truly admire her, while battling with her medical issue this summer, she managed to still complete her Masters Degree program. Her and I grew up like sisters, and I love her dearly. Her pain is my pain; and I see her suffering so much and continue to suffer from what this girl has done and continues to do to her family.I am deeply sorry for those of you who are related and/or friends of this young boy who so tragically lost his life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I am on a different side of the ball of wanting to see this girl get locked in a cage like the trifling dog she is; as I can't stand her for everything she is: for threatening the lives of my dear friend and her and Richard's beautiful children, for sending obscene messages to Sheila's cell phone, work phone, and house phones, and for simply not letting my dear friend, her husband, children, and brother-in-law get on with their lives.
I truly understand your posting and I feel for Sheila and her children. I really don't have any beef with the Bryant family. We have all made bad decisions when in desperate need. I don't feel Richard or Cliford should take the fall alone on these drug Charges. This is where State edvidence plays a role in charges against Lindy could take affect. The State has 1 year to re-open the case Lindy. I'm sure this would give her more time in prison. We want all we can get to put her away. We also are seeking stiffer charges, but we have to wait for the new Commenwealth Attorney to take office. I would also think if the new charges are filed from the Bryant family, this should be a violation to her current bond and would put her in jail. I know a few people that has known Micheal Hatton and Shawna Lindy for many years and the residence is known for a hot spot for drugs. I thank you and Sheila for coming forward. I will keep you all in my prayers. I also hope the medical condictions will get better The holidays sure haven't been the same without Joshua. We miss him dearly.

Since: Nov 07

Gloucester, VA

#453 Jan 1, 2008
I truly understand your posting and I feel for Sheila and her children. I really don't have any beef with the Bryant family. We have all made bad decisions when in desperate need. I don't feel Richard or Cliford should take the fall alone on these drug Charges. This is where State edvidence plays a role in charges against Lindy could take affect. The State has 1 year to re-open the case Lindy. I'm sure this would give her more time in prison. We want all we can get to put her away. We also are seeking stiffer charges, but we have to wait for the new Commenwealth Attorney to take office. I would also think if the new charges are filed from the Bryant family, this should be a violation to her current bond and would put her in jail. I know a few people that has known Micheal Hatton and Shawna Lindy for many years and the residence is known for a hot spot for drugs. I thank you and Sheila for coming forward. I will keep you all in my prayers. I also hope the medical condictions will get better The holidays sure haven't been the same without Joshua. We miss him dearly.
Steve

Williamsburg, VA

#454 Jan 1, 2008
I was at the hearing in support of Josh Halstead’s family (with Shawn) on December 6, but I was at the 9:30 AM hearing. I did not attend Cliff’s hearing at 1:30 PM. I was not worried about Richard or Cliff, I was looking forward to Lindy being remanded or taken into custody. Richard was there at the 9:30 but only as a spectator. He sat several rows ahead of me. At the hearing only Lindy, her attorney and the GCA were in front of the judge and spoke in low voices. I did hear the judge say – two felonies! But I was in the back row. The reporter, who was in the front row heard “continued” In the hallway, someone heard make sure you get the witness (words to this effect). After everyone left, we went to the clerk’s office of both Courts trying to figure out what had happened. Nobody knew because all the attorneys were still in court. That afternoon on this blog, someone said – charges were dropped. I immediately sent e-mail to the reporter. He replied with -- news to him. Several minutes later, he sends another e-mail saying the blog entry was correct and he will have an article in the morning paper.

At that time (last month), after reading press reports and blog entries, I was left with the impression both Richard and Cliff somehow went out of their way to protect Lindy. But upon further reflection that may not be the case. The case was not dismissed – as I understand it, the GCA could re- file charges later. It may be some sort of strategy in the works.

I have an opinion about marijuana use. What drug causes more problems to society – is it alcohol or is it marijuana. I think someone who uses marijuana is to paranoid to get behind a wheel of a car. I never heard of a stoner killing people on the highways, I only hear about drunks. Marriages, families and jobs are destroyed by alcohol. The vast majority of homeless people I believe are result of alcohol abuse. Yet, alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I’m not worried about Cliff or Richard and I wish them and their familes the best in 2008 – I just want Lindy in jail for killing Josh Halstead. I’m sure Richard and Cliff understands. Oh! I do not smoke marijuana – it’s just my opinion.
Steve

Williamsburg, VA

#455 Jan 1, 2008
Luuccy wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweetpea, being another year older beats the alternative.:-) I figure I'm like wine the older I get the better I am. LOL:-)
I hope Lindy gets a long long time behind bars.
:-)
kenny horton

United States

#456 Jan 2, 2008
josh was my boy.He was a cool person.Its ashame what happened.Theres no way that anybody can blame him.She shouldnt have got drunk and than drived.My condolences go out to his family
someone

United States

#457 Jan 2, 2008
Stephanie wrote:
I am a friend of Josh's. I graduated with him and i have been freinds with him since seventh grade. Deep down i would like to see justice done to both people driving both cars. But then i read everything people are writing and saying, and what i see is people who have no life or heart. In my eyes God seen everything that happened that night if there was two cars or just one, and he will judge and deal with them when it is there time. Some of you call yourselves Christians but in the Bible it says do not judge anyone, everyone is equal. So shut your mouths and let God and the judges deal with it. Please let my Friend Josh,His family and the rest of his friends have peace.
i wish that they would die just like him. he didnt deserve it duh

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