Driver accused in fatal Charlotte Pier crash back in court

Full story: WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

It was one of the worst, local boating crashes ever on Lake Ontario. It happened at the Summerville Pier last summer.

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gottalaugh

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May 27, 2009
 
This thing should have gone to trial already.... What is the hold up
13suks

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May 27, 2009
 
This case should have already been done with and this ash hole should be in jail by now. I remember when it happened, for some reason weeks or months went by before they could even tell us if he was drinking or on drugs. Whats the hold up?? Why is it dragging on soo long for???

And this guy is such a loser. Can you even imagine taking people out on your boat and killing 3 of them, and then acting as if it was someone else driving???? God, he killed 3 people, does he not feel bad about it? Does he not feel that he should be punished?
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May 27, 2009
 
How is it that ANY lawyer would defend this scumbag???? I have seen first hand the utter devastation that this man has put upon the family of these victims. He does not want certain evidence to be presented? Why doesn't he be a real man and admit what he did? Why put these families through a courtcase and relive this? This is sickening!
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May 28, 2009
 
He's just doing the same as most every other criminal does...why do you think this would be any different??
Allison

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May 28, 2009
 
Wow -- not even going to comment on the lack of editing done on this article. Also, the real story should be why this is taking so long to go to court!? He drove a boat that killed three people -- why isn't he in jail already? I used to work with the family of one of the victims and they need to have a resolution to this whole ordeal. Come on, Monroe County, what are you waiting for?

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May 28, 2009
 
Howie,
You beligerrent, arrogant, slimey, POS, just MAN-UP and take the heat, that YOU brought on yourself. How does Time-Warner like you now? Are you still employed there? Are you employed anywhere? If NOT, just swallow your big man-pride and go diectly to jail. Don't be a weaselly little yuppie punk and try the finger pointing defense. YOU were driving, YOU were showing off, YOU were the BIG SHOT with the new boat. Just admit it; so that people can get on with their lives. DON'T BE A KINNEAR.
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May 28, 2009
 
Howard's attorney doesn't want certain pieces of evidence to be presented at the trial? Why? Is he afraid that it will confirm that Eddy is guilty of the charges? If the evidence wasn't so well...evident...then he attorney wouldn't be concerned. That attitude right there confirms that Eddy is guilty of the charges. Enough said...put the guy in jail & let the healing begin for the victims & their families.
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May 28, 2009
 
You guys kill me... yes this is a tragediy, however what do you think the victims were doing on the boat, just joy riding and not drinking or do drugs or anything that this guy is accused of.. they are all at fault.. it was there choice to ride in the boat with this man, they are just as stupid, not just the surviving driver. wake up and smell the coffee, do think this guy will ever have a normal life.. the family needs closer, no the family needs to blame someone else for that family member being just as stupid for drinking and riding...

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May 28, 2009
 
furious12 wrote:
You guys kill me... yes this is a tragediy, however what do you think the victims were doing on the boat, just joy riding and not drinking or do drugs or anything that this guy is accused of.. they are all at fault.. it was there choice to ride in the boat with this man, they are just as stupid, not just the surviving driver. wake up and smell the coffee, do think this guy will ever have a normal life.. the family needs closer, no the family needs to blame someone else for that family member being just as stupid for drinking and riding...
You are either drunk, while writing poorly or an imbecile, writing good for your condition. These people walked out of a bar, were invited to go for a ride with a guy, that one of their companions was talking to. In the boating world, as in the car driving planet that I come from; it is YOUR responsibility as the operator, to be in good physical condition, NOT drunk OR high, to have all of your faculties about you as to not endanger your passengers. Howie, he missed that memo. He was too drunk to drive, too drunk to care. He thought he was a big shot, and these people paid for it. Send him to jail
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May 28, 2009
 
furious12 wrote:
You guys kill me... yes this is a tragediy, however what do you think the victims were doing on the boat, just joy riding and not drinking or do drugs or anything that this guy is accused of.. they are all at fault.. it was there choice to ride in the boat with this man, they are just as stupid, not just the surviving driver. wake up and smell the coffee, do think this guy will ever have a normal life.. the family needs closer, no the family needs to blame someone else for that family member being just as stupid for drinking and riding...
this has to be the worst argument ever
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May 28, 2009
 
furious12 wrote:
You guys kill me... yes this is a tragediy, however what do you think the victims were doing on the boat, just joy riding and not drinking or do drugs or anything that this guy is accused of.. they are all at fault.. it was there choice to ride in the boat with this man, they are just as stupid, not just the surviving driver. wake up and smell the coffee, do think this guy will ever have a normal life.. the family needs closer, no the family needs to blame someone else for that family member being just as stupid for drinking and riding...
One of the girls told him there were scared and asked him to slow down, and he told her to shut the f up.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
How do we know one of the deceased women wasn't high on cocaine and drunk and didn't intentionally or unintentionally hit the throttle causing the crash? Mr. Eddy may have been under the influence of alcohol, but I am certain he didn't wish an accident or death upon anyone. What involvement did the passengers on the boat, who were out of their minds, have on the final outcome? That we may never know, but I can assure you a jury is more apt to find fault in those high on drugs and alcohol to blame over someone who had a few drinks.
The truth will come out in the end- so be patient.
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Jun 9, 2009
 
Observer from ME wrote:
How do we know one of the deceased women wasn't high on cocaine

Mr. Eddy may have been under the influence of alcohol, but I am certain he didn't wish an accident or death upon anyone.
How do we know??? Cause NOT everyone on the boat died!!! He wasn't the only survivor!!!

He's not being charged with "wishing death", he's being charged with causing the deaths, with his stupidity, recklessness, and no concern for human life.
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Jun 10, 2009
 
DWIsuks wrote:
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How do we know??? Cause NOT everyone on the boat died!!! He wasn't the only survivor!!!
He's not being charged with "wishing death", he's being charged with causing the deaths, with his stupidity, recklessness, and no concern for human life.
Maybe you should read the rest of my post and do a background check on the other two survivors. There is a connection between their occupation and the girls recreational habits / foreign material that may show up in test results.

Jumping to conslusions usually leads to a wrongeful judgement.

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Jun 10, 2009
 
Observer from ME wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you should read the rest of my post and do a background check on the other two survivors. There is a connection between their occupation and the girls recreational habits / foreign material that may show up in test results.
Jumping to conslusions usually leads to a wrongeful judgement.
FROM AN EARLIER POST, because it doesn't matter what condition your passengers are in...

In the boating world, as in the car driving planet that I come from; it is YOUR responsibility as the operator, to be in good physical condition, NOT drunk OR high, to have all of your faculties about you as to not endanger your passengers.

REMEMBER, HE is the one held RESPONSIBLE. Not the passengers.
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Jun 10, 2009
 
i_m_watching wrote:
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FROM AN EARLIER POST, because it doesn't matter what condition your passengers are in...
In the boating world, as in the car driving planet that I come from; it is YOUR responsibility as the operator, to be in good physical condition, NOT drunk OR high, to have all of your faculties about you as to not endanger your passengers.
REMEMBER, HE is the one held RESPONSIBLE. Not the passengers.
Are you suggesting the driver would be responsible for a drunk and high passenger manipulating the controls of the boat to the extent it causes the boat to crash? Not sure many would agree with you.

The point I was making is that it is very likely (check the occupation of the two negro survivors and its relation to the lifestyle of the deceased females for a correlation) the people most intoxicated and out of their minds on the boat had something to do with it crashing- can you prove they didn't beyond a reasonable doubt?

It's hard to jump to a fair conclusion until you have ALL the facts and details. If you simply don't like someone, then I guess it is easy, but that doesn't hold any weight in the court of law.
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#18
Jun 10, 2009
 
Well I guess it's too bad for the defendant that they aren't on trial, so your point really doesn't matter. The deceased do not have to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
customer wrote:
Well I guess it's too bad for the defendant that they aren't on trial, so your point really doesn't matter. The deceased do not have to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt.
True, but the prosecutor does. Your statement is unreasonable since the deceased have nothing to do with the prosecution. The purpose of the trial is to determine whether or not Mr. Eddy is guilty. My point proves he is not beyond a reasonable doubt when you consider ALL of the details associated with four of the other five people who were on the boat. Do your homework before making assumptions.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
what assumption did i make?
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Jun 11, 2009
 
customer wrote:
what assumption did i make?
What actually took place on the boat and by who.

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