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    This is sad. Really. Yeah, I know she wants to lessen the blow of the sentence and all, but with the lawyers she's going through it looks like she's wanting more.

    From day one she swears she was doing the speed limit. She and her husband got on the local media, saying that the Troopers didn't know what they were doing, and that their calculations were wrong(of course the media didn't do one of their in depth investigations to show what we look for at THI's, either).

    I'll admit. I wasn't there, so I can't vouch for the roadside evidence found. However, from the pictures on the news, you can't tell me you can go across a lane of traffic, jump a curb, slide across about 30 feet of grass broadside into a tree with enough force to nearly split a BMW 3 series in half and say you were going 45 mph. I know the attention is gonna be taken off of her wrongdoings and refocused on the investigation.

    The worst part is, besides, of course the death of her daughter, is the death of her daughter's best friend as well.

    Now here she is, being defended by the same man who defended a rapist and a serial killer. Sad.

    SANFORD -- Mary Hill, the Longwood mother accused of two counts of vehicular homicide for a traffic accident that killed her 13-year-old daughter and another child, has hired a high-profile Milwaukee lawyer who represented Jeffrey Dahmer.

    Gerald P. Boyle is now representing Hill.

    Initially, her lawyer was James Russ, one of the most respected defense attorneys in Central Florida. He negotiated a murder plea deal for Joseph "Crazy Joe" Spaziano in 1998 that carried a sentence of 23 years, time the defendant had already served.

    Early last month, however, Hill switched to Boyle, 65.

    Boyle unsuccessfully defended Dahmer, who was sentenced to 16 life prison terms in 1992 for murdering, and in some cases cannibalizing, victims in Wisconsin and Ohio. Boyle had tried to convince jurors that Dahmer was insane.

    In February, Boyle won the acquittal of former Green Bay Packers tight end Mark Chmura, who was accused of raping an 18-year-old baby sitter.

    On Aug. 7, Hill, 50, was taking her daughter, Amy, and two other middle school students home from the first day of school when the car she was driving, her husband's 1996 BMW, started to fishtail. She overcorrected and spun into a tree.

    The Florida Highway Patrol trooper who investigated calculated her speed at 71 to 74 mph. The speed limit on that stretch of Markham Woods Road is 45 mph.

    Hill was thrown clear and suffered three broken ribs and a broken kneecap. Amy Hill and her best friend, Carrie Brown, 14, suffered massive head and internal injuries and were dead at the scene.

    The third passenger, Zak Rockwell, now 14, suffered a head injury.

    A van driver told authorities that Hill nearly hit his vehicle twice moments before the crash.

    If convicted, Hill could be sentenced to 30 years in prison


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    You're a THI........you know damn well that she was doing over 45 mph.

    Pretty sure the court will see it too.

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    • #3
      If this is up to a jury - anything could happen. Despite all the photographic evidence they may show, they are probably going to have to rely on technical evidence given by prosecution experts. I have no doubt the defense will also have some "experts" who will say the opposite.

      It will depend on whether the jury:

      a. believes the prosecution
      b. believes the defense, or
      c. goes to sleep

      In any criminal prosecution involving "expert witnesses, proving the defendent guilty byond a reasonable doubt becomes that much harder.

      "Definition of an expert - ex, the unknown quantity - spurt, a drip under pressure."


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