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December 6, 2004 4:48 PM   Subscribe

Woman charged with running down boys who hit SUV with golf ball. Her family said this is completely unlike her, yet she told the judge this morning, "I'm mentally ill." Well, obviously, but does that mean she isn't accountable for three counts of attempted murder?
posted by Miss Beth (36 comments total)

 
Mentally ill but well enough to tell it to a judge?

This woman is a serious menace to society, the kids even apologized, she drove away and then came back around to try and kill them?

She should never be allowed behind the wheel of a car again for starters and she should serve a year in prison for each day in the hospital for each of the two kids she attacked.
posted by fenriq at 5:00 PM on December 6, 2004


"I don't know what happened to her," said Newell. "She's a wonderful person, she's a churchgoing person."

Non sequitur.

"If the kids were throwing rocks at her, she probably felt like anybody else would," Newell said. "She would never hurt anything."

Clearly.
posted by cortex at 5:05 PM on December 6, 2004


thank you for proclaiming all of that fenriq. someone had to. god knows, we don't need to wait for no candy-ass criminal justice procedure when we got you around.
posted by quonsar at 5:07 PM on December 6, 2004


Honestly, some people's children. And I mean the crazy, white woman, not the boys.
posted by LunaticFringe at 5:10 PM on December 6, 2004


Damn straight, quonsar. Put me in charge and I'll take care of all the pyscho SUV bitches at once.

And you should know, there is no God. Just quonsar.
posted by fenriq at 5:11 PM on December 6, 2004


this seems related: Women In SUVs
posted by chaz at 5:23 PM on December 6, 2004


That Women in SUVs site is funny as hell.
posted by mstefan at 5:28 PM on December 6, 2004


This happened in my hometown! Finally, St. Augustine makes it onto MeFi.
posted by saladin at 5:46 PM on December 6, 2004


Even if she isn't convicted of attempted murder, I doubt any insurance company will ever give her a policy again. Which in most states means she won't be legally driving again.

"The lady was smoking a cigarette, thinking nothing had happened... I asked her why she hit us for. She said we threw a rock at her. I know we didn't throw a rock; I told her it was a golf ball."

This may not be a funny situation, but that is a pretty funny quote.
posted by aburd at 6:07 PM on December 6, 2004


cortex:

Give the family members a break. I'm sure they're in a state of shock: some TV "journalist" shoved a microphone in their faces and they had to say something....
posted by mr_roboto at 6:08 PM on December 6, 2004


I basically think all SUV drivers should be pelted with golf balls, and all golfers should be run over with SUVs, so something about this article comes close to appealing to my basic sense of decency.
posted by Adam Greenfield at 6:16 PM on December 6, 2004


Someone's forgotten that our dear leader drives an SUV...
posted by rustcellar at 6:23 PM on December 6, 2004


I basically think all SUV drivers should be pelted with golf balls, and all golfers should be run over with SUVs, so something about this article comes close to appealing to my basic sense of decency.

What about people who play miniature golf? Do we just nudge them hard with a BMX bike?
posted by jonmc at 6:27 PM on December 6, 2004


>Mentally ill but well enough to tell it to a judge?

What? Mentally ill people are mutes now?

Unless you can prove a history of mental illness and prove to the court you could not tell the difference between right and wrong in that situation then the insanity defense simply won't work. I seriously doubt she's ill at anything than being a fuckwit reptile-brain driven SUV owner who can control herself. A U-turn after the event is as premeditated as it gets.

Evans is why we have attempted murder laws, but not why we have the insanity defense.

>"She's a wonderful person, she's a churchgoing person."

There is no correlation between being non-religious and being a criminal. This stuff makes me laugh. Unfortunately, "facts" like these sway juries all the time, maybe not over innonence but certainly one's "character" affects sentencing.
posted by skallas at 7:37 PM on December 6, 2004


I basically think all SUV drivers should be pelted with golf balls, and all golfers should be run over with SUVs, so something about this article comes close to appealing to my basic sense of decency.

So true...
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:49 PM on December 6, 2004


Unless you can prove a history of mental illness and prove to the court you could not tell the difference between right and wrong in that situation then the insanity defense simply won't work.

So... you're saying that we should all do something r e a l y wacky every so often, so we can call upon the insanity defense?

Done, and done!
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:05 PM on December 6, 2004


How dare those ruffians touch her SUV! Someone should have bought the dear a can of Photo-Blocker. Having to deal with the authorities is so boring.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:21 PM on December 6, 2004


Didn't one of the old-timers post a "guideline" recently about not linking to news articles?
posted by davy at 9:33 PM on December 6, 2004


Lizzie Grubman, is that you?
posted by ticopelp at 10:31 PM on December 6, 2004


You can't fool me! There ain't no sanity clause!
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:32 PM on December 6, 2004


Women In SUVs

Non sequitur.
posted by stbalbach at 10:54 PM on December 6, 2004


Didn't one of the old-timers post a "guideline" recently about not linking to news articles?

Sorry, Davy, I missed that. Could someone post a link?
posted by Miss Beth at 1:45 AM on December 7, 2004


What the hell is happening. This is supposed to be the USA so why aren't there a couple of dozen lawyers suing the manufacturers of the golf ball, the PGA, everyone who plays golf, the people who laid the car park which didn't prevent golf balls from bouncing, cable channels who broadcast golf thus encouraging the .... zzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by Cancergiggles at 2:07 AM on December 7, 2004


The kids were obviously "juvenile terrorists"
posted by Reverend Mykeru at 4:17 AM on December 7, 2004


It was the "W" stickers and the magnetic "support our troops" ribbons that precipitated the golf ball throwing incident. Damn liberals! Its all their fault.
posted by nofundy at 5:16 AM on December 7, 2004


I basically think all SUV drivers should be pelted with golf balls, and all golfers should be run over with SUVs, so something about this article comes close to appealing to my basic sense of decency.

jonmc: What about people who play miniature golf? Do we just nudge them hard with a BMX bike?


Ok, now that's funny writing, much funnier than the dachsund crap crap.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:36 AM on December 7, 2004


Wow, what if they had actually broken her window or something?
posted by buggybuy at 7:20 AM on December 7, 2004


Man I wish 4X4 would stop being trendy. This woman was completely over the line.

Even if she isn't convicted of attempted murder, I doubt any insurance company will ever give her a policy again. Which in most states means she won't be legally driving again.

Don't most states have a high risk pool which will allow you to buy insurance if no one else will sell it to you? Alberta does and BC is one great big pool.

Yay davy this kind of stuff isn't really front page material here. Been a lot of farkFilter here this week; hopefully it'll taper off once the newbies get their first posts out of the way.
posted by Mitheral at 7:28 AM on December 7, 2004


That Women in SUVs site is funny as hell.

That Women in SUVs site is sexist as hell.
posted by agregoli at 7:52 AM on December 7, 2004


^ golly, it's fun watching political pieties bump into eachother.
posted by jonmc at 10:41 AM on December 7, 2004


I call 'em like I see 'em. It's ridiculous to single out women as bad SUV drivers when I'm sure we've all seen plenty of men who do bad things with these vehicles as well.
posted by agregoli at 10:59 AM on December 7, 2004


Doesn't stop it from being funny as hell, though. One can acknowledge its horrid sexism and still laugh. Or maybe not.

Meanwhile, this should be treated like any other attempted vehicular homicide.
posted by zoogleplex at 12:10 PM on December 7, 2004


Don't most states have a high risk pool which will allow you to buy insurance if no one else will sell it to you? Alberta does and BC is one great big pool.


This is a bit late, but usually states have a right to deny access to the high risk pool in certain circumstances, at least they do here in TN. If you are a habitual alcoholic or have attempted or committed vehicular homicide, you are disqualified from even this form of risk transference.
posted by aburd at 9:32 PM on December 7, 2004


Doesn't stop it from being funny as hell, though. One can acknowledge its horrid sexism and still laugh. Or maybe not.

Yeah, actually it does stop it from being funny as hell to those of us who actually don't enjoy misogyny. But to each their own. You obviously like it just fine.
posted by agregoli at 7:15 AM on December 8, 2004


It turns out she really is mentally ill.

"She's gotten paranoid where she has had to stay home. She hasn't been able to work for the last 15 years because she can't handle stress. I've just kept her home and taken care of her."


So what was she doing at the mall? Malls stress me out, and I'm mostly sane.

I still have a hard time believing she didn't know what she was doing was wrong.
posted by Miss Beth at 4:08 PM on December 8, 2004


She might have known it was wrong - but if she was hearing voices, etc., she might not have been able to stop herself.
posted by agregoli at 7:17 AM on December 9, 2004


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