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Posted: 6/15/2001 7:32:15 AM EDT
LA Times http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010615/t000049910.html Friday, June 15, 2001 Driver Who Killed 2 Women Gets House Arrest, Cell-Phone Curbs By BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer A Pacific Palisades lawyer whose car struck and killed two women as they crossed a Santa Monica street was sentenced Thursday to 120 days of house arrest and ordered not to talk on her cell phone while driving. Cheryl Chadwick, 46, was charged with two misdemeanor manslaughter counts after fatally injuring Mariya Diment, 70, and Liya Murkes, 71, a year ago. The home detention, which will be monitored electronically, is in lieu of a 90-day jail term. Chadwick was placed on three years' probation and instructed to write letters of apology for the accident last June 23. Police asserted that Chadwick was talking on her cell phone when her Mercedes hit the two women, both Russian immigrants, as they walked across Ocean Avenue for a nightly stroll along the beach. After the crash, Chadwick refused to get out of her car and refused to talk to police at the scene, authorities said. She communicated with police 17 days later--by fax. In it, Chadwick denied being on the phone at the time of the crash. "In the face of this horrible accident, I became overwhelmed with gripping fear that the people who had been hit would die," she also wrote. "I could not force myself to get out." Superior Court Commissioner Roberta Kyman said Chadwick will be allowed to drive to and from work and the grocery store, and can take her child to school and church during the four-month home detention. Chadwick must not use her cell phone while driving, however. Prosecutor David Fairchild, a deputy Santa Monica city attorney, said the phone ban is unusual. "I've never heard of that as part of a sentence before," he said after Thursday's court session. Chadwick's sentence was harsher than one proposed in early May, when authorities were suggesting that she be required to do only 50 hours of community service--giving traffic-school lectures on the dangers of talking on the cell phone while driving. But the recommended sentence was changed after relatives of the two dead women protested. Alla Diment, a West Hollywood bookkeeper who is a daughter of Mariya Diment, said she was surprised that Chadwick will be allowed to continue driving during her house arrest. "It's unfair, but it's the best we can do," Diment said. "It's all so sad." The deaths of Diment and Murkes, meantime, have helped prompt a 1 1/2-year "Walkable Westside" safety program that began last month in Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Various grants will finance the $396,000 education effort, which will use orange-suited mimes, posters and billboards to urge Westside motorists and pedestrians alike to be alert for each other. Copyright 2001 Los Angeles Times
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:57:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 7:59:43 AM EDT
I'm SPEECHLESS!! [puke] Nuckles.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:06:59 AM EDT
This is also one of my pet peeves. I normally honk my horn when we pass one another just to see if they are paying attention. Actually I am trying to startle them. It hardly ever works.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:08:49 AM EDT
would she have gotten house arrest if she had shot the two women?? Driving her kids to and from school and church and the damn grocery store?? So exactly what kind of punishment is that?? Goes to show, the law favors the rich (Mercedes and cell phone). What would I have gotten if I ran someone over in my old pickup and instead of being on a cell phone, I was, say, talking to my dog in the passenger seat or something?? Probably hung?
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:15:37 AM EDT
Well... let's put it this way. If this woman is a Democrat. She will definitely be punished cruelly and unfairly. She has to write letters of apology. Man is that going to be hard for her!
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:20:10 AM EDT
Vote Democrat, its easier than working.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 8:35:25 AM EDT
[b]misdemeanor manslaughter [/b] HUH??????? "[b]After the crash, Chadwick refused to get out of her car and refused to talk to police at the scene, authorities said. She communicated with police 17 days later--by fax.[/b]" How come shs wasn't dragged from the car, after having the police smash in the window and maceing her. People have been shot several times to death for alot less... And 17 days later??? What happened to Dynamic Entry Teams to get murderers(sp)??? "[b]Superior Court Commissioner Roberta Kyman said Chadwick will be allowed to drive to and from work and the grocery store, and can take her child to school and church during the four-month home detention. [/b]" She is a SIMPLE democrap, that is all she drives to! Where is the punishment... "[b]Prosecutor David Fairchild, a deputy Santa Monica city attorney, said the phone ban is unusual. "I've never heard of that as part of a sentence before,"[/b]" WELL DUH!!! Murderers USUALLY get [b]jail time[/b] where there are no cell phones!!! If this happened to one of US we would be in jail dor the rest of our lives!!!! BISHOP
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 10:07:27 AM EDT
well, at least they are hiring mimes....
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 12:31:32 PM EDT
Put 2 white zinfandels in her and this would be all over the news. It's amazing to me that folks loathe drunk drivers so much and 'other' forms of negligence go unpunished. I assure you these 2 ladies are just as dead as they would be had it been a drunk. Do the crime...do the time. maybe she's horiuchi's (sp?) cousin? peace!
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 12:50:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2001 12:48:42 PM EDT by madmedic]
THATS IT!...Ive had it...Its time for CELL PHONE REGISTRATION, MORE STRICT LEGISLATION CONTROLLING WHO CAN OWN A CELL PHONE, and FEEL GOOD ORGANIZATIONS WHO DEMONIZE CELL PHONES.....all working up to a U.N. GLOBAL CELL PHONE BAN. [pissed]
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 12:53:52 PM EDT
LMAOROF That is hilarious. Hey you start doing the TV addes and I'll go dig out my old button maker. [pyro]
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