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Clear Mind

Canton, OH

#1 Nov 1, 2007
Too bad he couldnt get more time in jail. As the judge mentions Speer is reckless and an accident waiting to happen. The 10K fine wont hurt him since daddy will pay for it but I hope he gets what he deserves in jail. I do feel for the daughter. Another example of his self centeredness. he didnt consider any of his actions would affect her. It mentions he is married. He was up on murder charges when they got married. That shows the character of her as well.
Cynical

Cleveland, OH

#2 Nov 1, 2007
We were out this last Saturday night....and Scott was at the DIRTY COWBOY Bar in Medina with friends...arriving around midnight. I am sure he was thinking it was a "last hurrah" before going to jail, but shouldn't he have been home snuggled in with his 7 year old daughter ? Even if she was asleep by then, he should have been holding her tight for ever last second he could.
Not Enough

Barberton, OH

#3 Nov 1, 2007
The was not hardly enough time for this crime, he should have gotten life, just like every other murderer, he is useless and chances are he he will get out on early release and do something else stupid. I feel sorry for the victims family, I wouldn't be happy about this at all.
MAY

Jefferson, OH

#4 Nov 1, 2007
Well its in line with the sentences around here. You can shoot someone in the back and only get 10 yrs... Man even in the old west if you shot someone in the back you got more than that. How times have changed.

Since: Oct 07

Akron, OH

#5 Nov 1, 2007
His dad was a jerk and so was he. It doesn't surprise me that he is going to jail now.
heaven

Salem, OH

#6 Nov 1, 2007
All is well wrote:
His dad was a jerk and so was he. It doesn't surprise me that he is going to jail now.
i heard there was women on the boat. does anyone know if that is true?
JUSTMYVIEW

Medina, OH

#7 Nov 1, 2007
heaven wrote:
<quoted text>i heard there was women on the boat. does anyone know if that is true?
No,there was no one else on the boat but Scott,Jim and The Lord Above,Jim is gone,so only Scott and The Lord Above now know what happen that night and someday they will meet.I pray that both families can rest somewhat after this,it is not a fair(Court) system that we have to live by,but with no true witnesses I was suprised he got 4 years,he would not have if it was'nt for his reckless past
Trust Me

Lorain, OH

#8 Nov 1, 2007
Daddy is no angel. Google Lawrence Speer and you'll fund he's been in trouble with the feds for tax evasion and illegally importing human growth hormone from China, relabeling it against federal law, and selling it. He was fined $175K and put on probation. What a family.
truth and only truth

Erie, PA

#9 Nov 1, 2007
do you know that no one was on the boat?....i think there is a possibility that Misty Dolan(jims girlfriend that Scott was sleeping with) or Russ Toth or just Jim and Scott but i have heard rumors of RT being there. Makes sense why he went back to the marina to get something/someone off the boat while someone was fighting for there life in Lake Erie. He is a terrible father and so is his father and mother.
NOT SURPRISED

Strongsville, OH

#10 Nov 1, 2007
I am not surprised at all. He didn't see his daughter for four months before his trial because it was boating season and his daughter is only seven and too young to get into bars.We all know whats really important to Scott.SCOTT!!!
heaven

Salem, OH

#11 Nov 1, 2007
truth and only truth wrote:
do you know that no one was on the boat?....i think there is a possibility that Misty Dolan(jims girlfriend that Scott was sleeping with) or Russ Toth or just Jim and Scott but i have heard rumors of RT being there. Makes sense why he went back to the marina to get something/someone off the boat while someone was fighting for there life in Lake Erie. He is a terrible father and so is his father and mother.
wasn't he dating a woman named donna
Please

Cleveland, OH

#12 Nov 1, 2007
Please tell me Russ Buzzelli that you dont believe for one minute that scott was drug and booze free all summer. Him and his skanky wife were boozing and drugging in the bar scene. she was seen kicking the crap out of him cuz he left her in a hotel room earlier in the evening. she woke up and he was not there so she went back to the bar and like the trailer trash they both are they get into a bar fight. Now where was his sweet daughter that he was supposed to be spending time with. that poor little girl. thank god for her mother and the wonderful couple that are raising her. he is the poorest excuse of a man and of a father i have ever known.
Trust Me

Lorain, OH

#13 Nov 1, 2007
Is he in jail yet? Seems like a lot of people know Scott who post here. Who is the new wife? What happened to the old wife? Does Scott ever see the daughter? Why would the mother let him near the daughter considering everything that's happened?
truth and only truth

Erie, PA

#14 Nov 1, 2007
He has been sleeping with some woman named Donna who works for him for almost 20 years...maybe she was there?! He is in jail now. He threw his last wife and their daughter out of their house 10 days before Christmas a couple of years ago and she is forced by the court to let him see his daughter even if he doesnt pay child support(he started when charged with murder)and even after he was charged with murder. The new wife is 22-he is 43.......
Anonymous

Winter Park, FL

#15 Nov 2, 2007
The Akron bars do not stand a chance of staying open without Scott.
anonymous

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#17 Nov 2, 2007
Anonymous wrote:
The Akron bars do not stand a chance of staying open without Scott.
Agreed. They all might as well shut down since Scott and his friends are no longer going to be there dominating. This one mistake of a conviction could send Akron's economy crashing to a devastating nightmare.
Trust Me

Lorain, OH

#18 Nov 2, 2007
truth and only truth wrote:
He has been sleeping with some woman named Donna who works for him for almost 20 years...maybe she was there?! He is in jail now. He threw his last wife and their daughter out of their house 10 days before Christmas a couple of years ago and she is forced by the court to let him see his daughter even if he doesnt pay child support(he started when charged with murder)and even after he was charged with murder. The new wife is 22-he is 43.......
The new wife must think he still has money. Somehow, I doubt that's true. Maybe daddy Speer will support everyone while Scott's in Jail. Hope the new wife enjoys her weekly prison visits.
truth and only truth

Erie, PA

#19 Nov 2, 2007
she will visit 3x and will have moved on to a new one in Scotts 500k house.....
Trust Me

Lorain, OH

#20 Nov 2, 2007
truth and only truth wrote:
she will visit 3x and will have moved on to a new one in Scotts 500k house.....
They're perfect for each other. I'm so glad he finally found someone who deserves him.
just wondering

Bradenton, FL

#21 Nov 2, 2007
so this guy has been married 3 times now? why does he get married and cheat on his wives? doesn't sound right? I guess the last wives were smart, they didn't have kids with him... well is the child the 3rd wife's kid? wait, that doesn't make sense either, he kicked his wife and child out 10 days before Christmas a few years ago. And Christmas is such an important holiday... is this guy a dead beat dad who owns a 500K house? wow! well i guess the new wife knows how to work. marry a man who is going to prison, visit a few times, and shack up with another man in his house! lets just hope that the daughter is not terrible..like this guy and his mother and father...hopefully she ends up like this wonderful couple and mother and not like this guy who was an accident waiting to happen

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