Samantha Spade remembered

Samantha Spade remembered

There are 52 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Samantha Spade remembered. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

“She knew what she wanted to do and where she was going. She had a bright future.”

GALLATIN COUNTY - Samantha Lynn Spade was a quiet person who led by example. 'She was the epitome of what we want every young person in Gallatin County to be,' said Dorothy Perkins, superintendent of Gallatin ... via The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#22 Apr 14, 2009
.23 blood alchol content is pretty much a no brainer also.
WOW

Cincinnati, OH

#23 Apr 14, 2009
I don't think anyone was argueing about his blood alcohol level. We just said that it's a "no brainer" that anyone would go for the lesser deal that was put in front of them.
Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#24 Apr 14, 2009
This is true but some are making the impression that there is little or no fault on Neil's part. The sad thing here is the fact that if he had been the average "Joe" he would probadly be serving 20+ years. Doest it strike anyone as strange that no county offical wanted any involvement in this case. Does anyone remember that a beautiful young girl lost her life. The first DUI or the 2nd instead of being bought out by mommy and let him loose his privlage to drive mabey this would not have happened. Yes it is a no brainer, but there are many who wonder why these deals continually are being made for the counties privlaged.
iceman

Cincinnati, OH

#25 Apr 14, 2009
WOW wrote:
My loser comment does not apply to you Iceman.
Well thank you! I believe murder would be 20+, but not manslaughter. If any one disagrees ask the lawyer who gave the deal. It is what it is.
Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#26 Apr 16, 2009
WOW wrote:
I was wondering how long it was going to take you losers to get on here and start bad mouthing Neil again. As for Iceman...they are right, we would all take the lesser sentence and just because they took up for Neil doesn't mean that they are either a "lover" or related...he does have people out there that love him no matter what you think. Her attorney is the one who offered Neil that deal and I don't think that the county officials and the judge they brought in had it planned that way either...I am sure her family had to ok it first. I also believe I remember Mr. Sanders saying "I don't care who his mother is" so I am sure he didn't give Neil any special treatment as you say.
You have sure lived a sheltered life, as for Neil having people that love him i am sure that he does. Sometimes love is so blind that we fail to try to correct our children and loved ones when they are off on the wrong path. How many times has Neil been in trouble for drinking and driving? How many times have we seen him driving 80 mph down 42. How many times in the past have a judge and prosecuter stepped aside due to the fact they did not want to offend the "wrong" family.( not to often that I have seen) When a person takes a life after so many times of neglectfull driving are supposed to just say its ok go do it again? As far as being a "loser" I work 50 hours a week, provide for my family, do not drive while intoxicated. And trust me there was a lot of talk between our county officials on the outcome of this trial.
iceman

Cincinnati, OH

#27 Apr 17, 2009
Nice comments in the Gallatin County News by Debbie. I will not get into detail and know where she is coming from. I would hate to piss some people off but I could care less about other people. There are people who take sides and that is okay, it just so happens I am his side.
Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#28 Apr 17, 2009
Iceman one thing I will say is that as you well know opinions are like @@$#o!*$ everyone has one. I feel that right is right and wrong is wrong. I admit I can be a hard hearted s.o.b. I have been no angel in my life but have always taken responsability for my actions. Debbie lost a daughter, not just any daughter but a young lady that was destined to make a good mark in this screwed up world. Some that may get a ticket or dui or wreck learn from their mistakes and move on. Others from a early age think they are gods, they may steal, drive like an idiot or drive when drinking they get caught again and again, continue to get bought out by mommy. Then eventually the unthinkable happens, their luck runs out and somebody dies. Had mommy bought him out again it would only be a matter of time that it would happen again. I pray that in 4 years when he is out on the roads again that it wont be my family or yours that is in the other car. You can have his side that is your right but someday if anyone needlessly takes the life of someone you love remember the thoughts you have now.
iceman

Cincinnati, OH

#29 Apr 18, 2009
Good post Warsaw, I admire your opinion. I didn't mean to make it sound like I didn't care that someone lost their life. Just that all the talk of being such good Christians, the comments in the paper. God teaches us to forgive, eventually she will if she is such a good christian.
Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#30 Apr 18, 2009
Very true. Although by any means Im not the best christian in the world, I believe to forgive but I also believe in law and responsability. God is the ultimate judge and when the time comes we will all face that. When you or I are driving on our already unsafe highways in our county it is bad enough to have anyone under the influence driving out there with us. When it is a repeat offender that has been given many chances in the past its time to think about everyones safty and get that person off the road. Enough said on my part time to enjoy this beautiful day.
Another MOM

Evansville, IN

#31 May 7, 2009
It is a shame tha "deals" are allowed to be made, this should have gone to jury. I once heard someone say,"If you want to get away with murder just do it in Gallatin County!!"
Saddened

Daphne, AL

#32 May 8, 2009
No one got away with anything in this case...nor has either side "won". This is a tradgedy for all involved. They are all in my prayers.
Another MOM

Evansville, IN

#33 May 8, 2009
True it is a tagedy for all concerned..but Samantha did not have a choice and Mr. Miles did. Samantha did not get to plea bargin with her life, it was just taken away...no questions were asked.
Warsaw

Cincinnati, OH

#34 May 8, 2009
Another MOM wrote:
True it is a tagedy for all concerned..but Samantha did not have a choice and Mr. Miles did. Samantha did not get to plea bargin with her life, it was just taken away...no questions were asked.
This is true, more than likely in about 3 or 4 years Neil will be back out on the streets living his life. Sam will never have that chance.
GetThis

Cincinnati, OH

#35 May 31, 2009
Hey ICEMAN, I know who YOU are......no wonder your opinions are so meaningless.....they FIT YOU !
hmm

Fort Thomas, KY

#36 May 31, 2009
GetThis wrote:
Hey ICEMAN, I know who YOU are......no wonder your opinions are so meaningless.....they FIT YOU !
WHAT IS icemans first name if you know./
Warsaw Resident

Cincinnati, OH

#37 Jun 1, 2009
This is truley a sad situation! i Didnt know either Neil or Samantha i just live in the county i have followed up with this case and i just feel for Samantha's Family all my thoughts and condolences go out to them, and for Neil i believe this could have been prevented if the court system would have been alil harder on him time and time before, i had heard he has had several DUIs and hasnt been punished for a single one until now.thats just sad that it had to take that tragic night to finally punish him. I am not on here to talk bad about Neil or his family,because its really not my place to, ive heard there great people. I believe our court system here in Gallatin County is just really messed up!!!
iceman

Cincinnati, OH

#38 Jun 1, 2009
GetThis wrote:
Hey ICEMAN, I know who YOU are......no wonder your opinions are so meaningless.....they FIT YOU !
If you know who I am just say it and tell me who you are and we can settle this once and for all! I could care less if people know who I am!
iceman

Cincinnati, OH

#39 Jun 1, 2009
I am a honest person if you guess I will tell you if you are right or not.
tuff enuff

Florence, KY

#40 Sep 11, 2010
ice man and wow here is th thing about this whole deal numb 1 this was not his first dui nor was it his second it was like 3rd why was he even allowed behind the wheel yes sure he accepted the deal sure he he has to live with it is he remorseful maybe but the time he got wasnt near enuff we all know when we drink what it does to our body,s and he knowed what it would do to him also he made a decision to drive that day no one else forced him and his decision cost samantha her life justice has not been served and it will not be served till he is in hell
Malcolm

Louisville, KY

#41 Sep 11, 2010
Right, his father acts the same as he does, and both parents have been covering for their children's crimes for quite some time. To think that a child's behavior has nothing to do with the parenting is retarded.

Then we rewarded them by reelecting them. Too bad we didn't elect Samantha Spade to be County Judge or for her to be County Clerk.

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