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    PA - Sharon Budd critical after rock dropped on car, Milton, 10 July 2014

    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...ed_on_car.html

    Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car
    Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    AKRON, Ohio -- (AP) An Ohio teacher was in critical condition Tuesday after police say some teenagers deliberately dropped a rock from a highway overpass onto the windshield of the family's car as they drove through Pennsylvania on their way to New York City.

    Sharon Budd, 52, was struck in the face by the rock dropped onto Interstate 80 near Milton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night. Four teens are charged with assault for dropping the 7- to 8-pound rock from an overpass....


    Why are these kids charged with assault instead of attempted murder? If she dies it should be murder. In my wildest days as a kid I'd never dream of something like this.

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    My daughter is in Ohio, I always take a deep breath when I see Ohio. Yes I know lots of people live in Ohio, still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...ed_on_car.html

    Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car
    Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    AKRON, Ohio -- (AP) An Ohio teacher was in critical condition Tuesday after police say some teenagers deliberately dropped a rock from a highway overpass onto the windshield of the family's car as they drove through Pennsylvania on their way to New York City.

    Sharon Budd, 52, was struck in the face by the rock dropped onto Interstate 80 near Milton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night. Four teens are charged with assault for dropping the 7- to 8-pound rock from an overpass....


    Why are these kids charged with assault instead of attempted murder? If she dies it should be murder. In my wildest days as a kid I'd never dream of something like this.


    BBM, me either Dan. Kids are just so mean nowadays. I sure miss the old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post

    Why are these kids charged with assault instead of attempted murder? If she dies it should be murder. In my wildest days as a kid I'd never dream of something like this.
    I'm ashamed to say that when I watched 'the good son' I thought dropping stuff over an overpass might be fun. Looks like that came out in 1993 so I probably watched it around then... so I was 7 or 8...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetgrits View Post
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    BBM, me either Dan. Kids are just so mean nowadays. I sure miss the old days.
    I'm not sure kids are meaner these days in violent ways like this. I think our internet access and twenty four hour news reports it a lot more. I think the crime of just being a jerk is increasing and I blame "reality" shows. It seems to get on and stay on a reality show you have to act outrageously and kids see that and think it's normal behavior. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peliman View Post
    My daughter is in Ohio, I always take a deep breath when I see Ohio. Yes I know lots of people live in Ohio, still.
    I'm sure a lot of mothers do that. I'm the same way with my brother around here and my family in PA.

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    I'll admit to having friends who actually used to do this when we were teens in Michigan. Thankfully, nothing bad ever happened, but it was definitely something bored kids did. I have certainly read other stories when motorists have been killed by crap like this. I hope this woman pulls through and these kids get a lesson they never forget.
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    Attempted murder is a more correct charge imo.

    Today's kids--some are so dam violent and have regard for others.

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    We had a similar a similar case here where the woman, Katrina Kelley, died. They let the kid who did it plead out of the murder charge and gave him 22 years for less serious other crimes.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    We had a similar a similar case here where the woman, Katrina Kelley, died. They let the kid who did it plead out of the murder charge and gave him 22 years for less serious other crimes.
    At least 22 years is something.


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    We had tis happen here in Northern NY last week. Two boys aged 16 and 17. They hit 4 cars and caused damage. Thank goodness no one was seriously injured.

    It seems that things like these happen in cycles. Like a new generation of idiots discover older movies that we enjoyed in our youth. Just most of us never acted it out because it was Make Believe!!
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    I have to admit to throwing eggs at cars in my youth. Did get into trouble but thank goodness nobody was hurt. I think most kids don't think about what 'could' happen and the dangers of what they are doing.

    The horror for that family seeing their wife/mom suffer so badly.
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    I literally cried last night when I listened to the husband describe the scene after the rock came through the windshield. This poor woman and her family will never be the same, even if she survives. Shes still in critical condition with brain swelling. The description the husband gave was gruesome and it continues to be as they had to "peel back" her skull to allow for the brain swelling.

    She has lost one eye and it's still questionable about the other. They have no idea if she has suffered brain damage and whether she'll ever remember them or be able to function in any capacity if she survives.

    These were not "kids" involved in this. The lawyer for the two who were charged (17 & 18 yrs old) was also on the program last night stating that his clients did not throw the rock so that is where this is going. They are not going to be asked to take responsibility and the lawyer will take the stance that no one can prove it was either of his clients who hurt this woman. Apparently there were a group of individuals on the overpass? And they also drove by the scene multiple times...to check out the damage they caused?

    I think every young man who was there that night and participating in such a stupid act should be charged. Does it really matter which one "hit a target"? They all knew better.

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    Yes... the husband was hard to listen to. Right after that I watched a show on PBS about a orphaned baby elephant. Her keeper had to leave for her daughter's wedding and upon return the 6 month elephant had died from missing her. Very sad night.
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    ^^^dgfried, I was so upset by the TW program description that I had to take a Xanax. I couldn't face watching the show. My cat hasn't died, but he ACTS like his heart is broken whenever we leave the house: he just sits by the door and calls and calls for us.

    I don't really want to discuss it, but I am curious about one thing: how long was the adoptive mother gone?

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