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Woman arraigned in robbery of neighbor



Published: Thu, July 8, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A Cornersburg woman remains jailed under $150,000 bond after her video arraignment on a charge that she robbed an 84-year-old neighbor of $1,000 after hitting him on his head and left hand with his wooden cane in his apartment.

Belinda Kennedy, 38, of Flo-Lor Drive, was arraigned Wednesday before Judge Elizabeth Kobly of municipal court on the third-degree felony robbery charge. Kennedy faces a possible prison term of one to five years if she’s convicted.

Kennedy, who was arrested Tuesday on Pointview Avenue by the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim told police a woman, known to him only as Belinda, came to his Canfield Road apartment about 3 a.m. June 25 and asked him for money, at which time he gave her $30.

The woman knocked again at his apartment door 90 minutes later, asking to use the rest-room, and he admitted her, the victim told police. After she emerged from the restroom, he told police he refused her request for an additional $50.

The woman, later identified as Kennedy, became irate, grabbing the cane from the table and hitting the victim with it before grabbing a cloth bag containing $1,000 and fleeing, the victim told police.

Officers observed a large lump on the victim’s forehead and his bruised and cut left hand, but the man refused a police offer to call an ambulance, police said.


Comments

1steelwagon(284 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I guess 30.00 doesn't buy as much crack as it used to.

What a low life piece of trash !!
This scumbag shouldn't get 1 minute less than the possible 5 years and even that isn't enough time for harming an old gentelman who was kind enough to help her.

I sure hope his injuries heal quickly and he's alright.
And I hope the worthless,3rd generation welfare rat who beat this poor old guy gets the same treatment from her cellies she gave him.

Rot in jail you dispicable lard a.. never employed welfare rat, out of wedlock baby making lump of useless diease.
You can thank your lucky stars that kindly old gent wasn't a member of my family .

I can promise if he was you'de never cash another welfare check again.
I don't know who you think you are to beat an old man because he wouldn't give you another handout but I damn sure know what you are.

Lazy ass,slovenly,greasy haired,filthy,rotted tooth,unwashed,never employed log of what I just flushed..
It's just so unfair welfare doesn't pay bail bonds isn't it ?

The only scum lower than you is a child molester you sorry sack of pus !!

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2justonevoice(94 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

And to add the previous two comments, that apartment complex in USED to be a nice, decent complex. It has gone downhill so fast it just makes your head spin. A friend who lives in the complex was telling us she recently HAD to move because of all the things that were going on there and all the trash that had moved in there. Just another sad tumble downhill for the Westside, which, by the way, was just beautiful in its day.

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3SWEETEDDIE(35 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I live here where this all took place,the old man lives in my building,i personally don't know him but we have said hi to each other in passing,nice guy,any how this lump of turd flesh is a big old pig and she should be put in jail and just plain old forgot about till she's 6ft under,she is trash all the way,these apartments are going down because we have an owner who could give a sh*t less about us,just want's his money...the old mighty dollar..this place is Brandywine Apts.

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4sknirak(120 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Did anyone notice the words in the article, "if convicted"? What? You mean she has a chance of walking on this? Or... Maybe Paul Gaines will cut her a "plea bargain" deal on this?

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5mrblue(983 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

This low life needs to be put away for a very long time. No deals--just Jail.

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6buster62(24 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

This woman will walk away with probation and do it again to some one else.

This is Paul Gains' system. That is why crime is on the rise in this county.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Belinda has a life to lead and she can't pursue her goals while in prison . Her stipends haven't kept pace with inflation and she has been able to ecourage others to fund the imbalance . She was only communicating her urgency to her neighbor and he did provide funding . She can once again function with a dosage of Crack Cocaine that her system has come to rely on .

Incarcerating Belinda will only make her bitter toward society . Withholding drugs from her will force her to revert to an agitated state . Probation is the norm in cases such as this so as not to victimize that person by forcing drug withdrawal upon them .

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8Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

First week isn't even over yet and she ran out of her "free" government money already? What a useless piece of slop.

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9loveblueunicorn(7 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I agree she should be locked up , but the westside has always been like this, people have been selling drugs there for years and doing them, now the drug dealers are the druggies and the up standing citizens don't have the jobs and money now. So they are more open and getting caught for what they should have done time for years ago. The problem was nobody wanted to get involved, so they they closed their door and ignored the situation. But now people is not closing their door, they're calling the cops. Its about time.

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