Defendant in crash that killed five teens back in court

Nov 9, 2009 Full story: Oswego Ledger-Sentinel 129

An Aurora woman facing homicide and drunk driving charges in a fatal 2007 crash in Oswego in which five teenagers died appeared in court for the first time in nearly two years last Friday.

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houston tx

Aurora, IL

#126 Feb 12, 2010
to matts mom...
what is this strange fascination you have with the "gory" details?
"smashed face" "murder" ?
i've never seen a victims family member hang on to such a sad case the way you are.
I'm not saying to let it go, but i don't see other victims family members on here.
i'm sure it's not because they don't care, but because they've chosen to move forward.
You come here and argue with folks,get attacked and attack back,defend your son from folks who couldn't care less about you or your family.
This seems like an unhealthy obsession.
If i died that way, i wouldn't want my mother arguing with strangers, or trying to defend me.
I'd want her to be left alone in peace.
you are a strange lady.
MLB

Angola, IN

#127 Feb 12, 2010
houston tx wrote:
to matts mom...
what is this strange fascination you have with the "gory" details?
"smashed face" "murder" ?
i've never seen a victims family member hang on to such a sad case the way you are.
I'm not saying to let it go, but i don't see other victims family members on here.
i'm sure it's not because they don't care, but because they've chosen to move forward.
You come here and argue with folks,get attacked and attack back,defend your son from folks who couldn't care less about you or your family.
This seems like an unhealthy obsession.
If i died that way, i wouldn't want my mother arguing with strangers, or trying to defend me.
I'd want her to be left alone in peace.
you are a strange lady.
Do you think maybe she is trying to keep this in the limelight to make sure she gets justice for her sons deayh by a drunk??

If someone does not keep this up it will fade away and justice will not be served.

This woman is hoping to get justice. It should be done by now, but it's not.

WHY???

“I don't know my own strength!”

Since: Jan 08

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#128 Feb 16, 2010
Houston - some people may not understand how Matt's mom is dealing with her loss. But how can someone tell her how to react? Everyone reacts differently. If you had to identify your son the way she did and see his body totally smashed up and see pictures from the scene of the accident you could possibly have the image burned into your brain as she has. That's the last way she got to see her baby. Don't you get that?

She chose to have an open casket wake to teach other kids about what truly happened to her son because he got in the car with a drunk driver. She doesn't feel that part should be hidden because kids need to know the real possible consequences.

She wants justice for her son. She doesn't want someone who drove drunk (whether knowingly or not) to just get away with it. She has put herself out there to help tighten rules for young drivers in an effort to save other teens from an early death and their families from suffering as she has.

Don't tell her how she should move on. Maybe she believes in her heart that her son would absolutely want her out there doing everything in her power to get that driver (who wouldn't let him out of the car when he asked) to get off the streets. Maybe she believes he would want her to show other teens the truth about what can happen to them.

Maybe she isn't as successful as other parents and family members who can put up their internal blinders to what happened that night so they can move forward. Not all people have brains that can do that. I certainly don't see that happening for her at a minimum until after the court procedures against the driver are finished. Even then - she may just not be a person who can do that.

If you've never walked in Matt's Mom's shoes - dont' judge her actions.

Since: Mar 07

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#129 Feb 16, 2010
Think-About-It wrote:
Houston - some people may not understand how Matt's mom is dealing with her loss. But how can someone tell her how to react? Everyone reacts differently. If you had to identify your son the way she did and see his body totally smashed up and see pictures from the scene of the accident you could possibly have the image burned into your brain as she has. That's the last way she got to see her baby. Don't you get that?
She chose to have an open casket wake to teach other kids about what truly happened to her son because he got in the car with a drunk driver. She doesn't feel that part should be hidden because kids need to know the real possible consequences.
She wants justice for her son. She doesn't want someone who drove drunk (whether knowingly or not) to just get away with it. She has put herself out there to help tighten rules for young drivers in an effort to save other teens from an early death and their families from suffering as she has.
Don't tell her how she should move on. Maybe she believes in her heart that her son would absolutely want her out there doing everything in her power to get that driver (who wouldn't let him out of the car when he asked) to get off the streets. Maybe she believes he would want her to show other teens the truth about what can happen to them.
Maybe she isn't as successful as other parents and family members who can put up their internal blinders to what happened that night so they can move forward. Not all people have brains that can do that. I certainly don't see that happening for her at a minimum until after the court procedures against the driver are finished. Even then - she may just not be a person who can do that.
If you've never walked in Matt's Mom's shoes - dont' judge her actions.
Well said.....it's easy for those who have never gone through this to say what others should or shouldn't do.....there is no time line for grief....she's lost her child...grief will consume her forever...I commend her for trying to make others see what can and will happen and hopefully trying to prevent it from happening again....although some think they're immortal...perhaps some will heed what she says and possibly save themselves.
eddie

Angola, IN

#130 Feb 19, 2010
According to todays paper it looks like the drunk murderer will go on trial in June.

Her attorneys want a change of venue of course, but that has to be ruled on yet.

Lets hope true justice prevails and she goes to jail for several years for what she did, regardless of her race.
fed up too

Romeoville, IL

#131 Feb 24, 2010
when is this skank going to trial?
death sentence

Lake In The Hills, IL

#132 Mar 7, 2010
i think that this lady should be put to death.. she let all those kids pile into the car it was her that was speeding.. she put all those kids in danger going that fast and being intoxicated! you are all crazy if you think she wont get the needle!!
balance

United States

#133 Mar 11, 2010
seriously, I have never seen a case take so damn long...what is the hold up? It has been over three years. These parents deserve to see this woman finally pay for killing their children!
amon

United States

#134 May 13, 2012
Chris Negre wrote:
i am a wannabe king please kill me!!!!!

Haha Chris Negre we know your a fake ass wanna-be you lived in yorkville your whole life one day someone will do what you asked for, and no one will truly give a shit that you are gone. Your Mom would wear white to your funeral, and NONE of your so called "king brothers" would be there.

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