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Campbell woman gets 30-day term in death of motorcyclist



Published: Sat, October 29, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m.

PROBATION includes 500 hours of COMMUNITY SERVICE annually

By Peter H. Milliken

milliken@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

A Campbell woman convicted by a jury of vehicular homicide in a motorcyclist’s death received a 30-day jail sentence and was placed on five years’ probation.

Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court imposed the sentence Friday on Tasha L. Moore, 29, of Jackson Street, in the March 2, 2010, death of Charles Mulligan, 48, of South Avenue, Boardman. Moore’s jail term began immediately after sentencing.

The judge ruled Moore also must perform 500 hours of community service annually during her probation.

“I don’t know if it was my fault, but all I can do is say ‘sorry,’” a tearful Moore told the victim’s family.

Judge Sweeney could have sentenced Moore to six to 18 months in prison but instead imposed the maximum probation term the law allows.

Moore, who drove without a license, ran her vehicle over Mulligan and dragged him more than 100 feet while talking on her cellphone, said Robert J. Andrews, an assistant county prosecutor, who called for an 18-month prison term.

Mulligan’s brother, Patrick Mulligan, said Moore’s conduct was “a heinous crime” that deserves a maximum sentence.

“There was nothing heinous about her negligent failure to exercise due care that evening,” said Moore’s lawyer, Walter Madison of Akron, who called for probation.

Mulligan was southbound in the passing lane in the 3500 block of South Avenue, when a car pulled into his path from a parking lot, Andrews said.

When those two vehicles collided, Mulligan was thrown to the pavement into the middle of South Avenue, and the motorcycle hit a northbound car, he said.

Moore was driving a car southbound in a line of traffic that had stopped because of the accident, but she went left of center around stopped vehicles and ran over Mulligan, Andrews said.

“If you violate any term or condition of community control, you could go to prison for 18 months,” Judge Sweeney warned Moore after sentencing her.


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1NoBS(1963 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

So the message here is, if you truly want to kill someone and get away with it, run them over with your car and drag them a hundred feet or so. 30 days in jail for killing another human is an obscenity.

Moore did not even have a driver's license. She was nattering on her cell phone, was too distracted to even notice that there was a traffic accident ahead, or thought she was too important to wait, and she apparently drove right through the middle of the accident scene, and ran over an injured man laying in the street!! And then proceeded to drive off as if nothing was wrong!!

And she refuses to acknowledge that she did anything wrong!! She doesn't even think it was her fault!!!!

The 18 month maximum possible sentence isn't nearly enough punishment for this waste of the air she breathes. 30 days is a slap in the face to those of us who actually follow the laws.

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2AtownAugie(701 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

Three words: NoBS nailed it.

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3Iwannamove(61 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

yea go figure...with judges passing out sentences like that I am sure we will see alot more killings

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4foxyglo(372 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

SOME LAWS JUST STINK

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5kensgirl(620 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

This woman needed at least 5 to 10. She never admitted guilt although she was guilty as sin. This poor man never had a chance. God bless the Mulligan family at this very difficult time.

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6tonne(199 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

The sentence is so wrong on every level. I don't blame the Mulligan family for walking out of the courtroom. She doesn't know if she was at fault and all she can say is "sorry" -- what the hell? She didn't see there was an accident when she drove around the stopped traffic? She thought that bump she felt when she ran over him was what -- a piece of the motorcycle? She didn't notice the pull on her own vehicle as she dragged him along the street? Is she saying he was already dead when she ran over him? Really? I don't know, maybe the judge was moved by her tears, but, seriously, she should have given this woman the maximum sentence. Anything less was a slap on the wrist for her and a slap in the face for the family.

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7Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

@ NoBS and AtownAugie:

RIGHT ON !

She will probably break her deal so all she has to deal with is 18 months instead of 5 years of community service.

This lady should have done hard time and charges should have been stacked high and large against her.

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8Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

"“There was nothing heinous about her negligent failure to exercise due care that evening,”

Really? Dragging a body while talking on your cellphone is not heinous?? Only negligent? No License, no insurance. No wonder these lawyers don't have no hearts and are such bottom feeders. Wonder how they sleep at night.

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9palbubba(664 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

Once again the Justice system fails the citizens they are supposed to protect. I am pretty sure by the lack of remorse that Moore will lose no sleep over this. I do wonder how the judge is able to sleep at night. Do we really wonder why there is a complete lack of concern for the value of life? The maximum sentence would have been to light.

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10Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

No restitution to the victims family has been assessed . She didn't even have to pay to bury him . The court in effect has ruled that this man's life was worthless . . . ..

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11steelwagon(284 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

No suprise here.
Another bottom feeding pos gets a free pass on what should have been serious jail time.

No license,no auto insurance means she had no right to be driving a car period!!!!
And she's not sure it was her fault ???

Well fat ass if it wasn't clearly your fault for even being on the road in the first place just who's fault do you suppose it is ????
Oh right it was Mr.Mulligan's fault for being there after you went around a line of stopped traffic at an accident scene with no drivers license or ins !!

And the judge in this case.....
How disgusting the tiny amout of value she has for Mr.Mulligan's life and the lives of his family.
She let this piece of trash walk after killing this poor man.

Could you slap his family in the face a little harder ?
Could you possible add a little more grief and suffering for them ?
What if the victim of this crime was your family member and some sorry lame A$$ excuse of a judge let them walk ?

And this is her remorse!!!!??
“I don’t know if it was my fault, but all I can do is say ‘sorry,’” a tearful Moore told the victim’s family.

Scumbag you're more sorry than you can possible imagine!!!
You're a lier and a murderer and I'll bet you break your sweet and soft probation deal.....
God forbid you actually have to work!!!
You'll no doubt opt to sit on your sorry lazy A$$ for 18 months while working folks have to pay to feed and house you.

Just more bottom feeding swine working people have to support.
Thanks judge sweeney!!!

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12pacer(68 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

This woman is not a LADY. She has proven that by her actions.

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13southsidedave(4784 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

This story is unbelievable! Driving without a license and talking on a cell, kills a man and receives only 30 days in jail?

Remove Judge Sweeney, she is incompetent.

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14lilgandee(103 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

You all have been so right about every statement, which just goes to show you why crime is rampant. No consequences for their actions. Our justice system needs to upgrade the types of sentences handed out for crimes since they are obviously worse now then previous years. I am sorry for you loss and for the failure of justice. America needs to be harder on the criminals, has to our country is failing the victims!

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15Dghg2010(3 comments)posted 2 years, 12 months ago

I wonder if the comments would differ if the news story had reported the fact that Mr. Mulligan did not have a valid license; that Mr. Mulligan was three times the legal limit for alcohol; that Mr. Mulligan had cocaine in his system; that Mr. Mulligan was ejected into the road by another motorist and his skull was fractured. All the above are facts. It is also a fact the JURY disagreed with the state's charge and voted to convict of a crime at essence a misdemeanor. Despite uninformed opinions from readers the Judge had the courage to follow the LAW. She should be celebrated for impartiality and courage. God bless the Mulligan's but the law is the law.

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16seminole(476 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Ghetto trash..."Moore, who drove without a license, ran her vehicle over Mulligan and dragged him more than 100 feet while talking on her cellphone, said Robert J. Andrews, an assistant county prosecutor, who called for an 18-month prison term"...first, @Dgh2010, maybe Mulligan was as you state, but the real fact is that this tax drain did not have a license nor insurance, probably a govt funded cell phone AND SHE RAN OVER HIM AND DRAGGED HIM OVER 100'!!! No one gives a damn about what Mulligan was or wasn't in regards to being impaired or not. SHE RAN OVER HIM AND DRAGGED HIM!!! Typical ghetto ingrate that thinks she is more important than an accident. Probably figures she should have a treasure chest of reparation cash from back in the day, too. There is no excuse for what she did, regardless of whether Mulligan was impaired or not. Because of the stupidity and lack of intelligence this trash exhibited no one will ever know if Mulligan would have survived the intial accident or not. And as far as jury intelligence? Look around, there are idiots sitting in jury boxes every day. Second, the prosecutors office is full of incompetent spineless workers, afraid to do their damn jobs and actually uphold ANY laws. They are a joke. That is why this outhouse is what it is, along with anyone who would try to excuse the actions of this piece of trash.

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17Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

dghg

No, the comments wouldn't change, due to the fact this useless POS should be caged up like a animal for longer then 30 days.

Would you change your tune if that was your SON or FATHER or FRIEND that was DRAGGED 100", by a useless POS, thinking she didn't have to OBEY the traffic rules, not to mention driving with NO license or insurance and to top it all off talking on her cellphone during the sickening episode.
Bet you would.

It's fools like you that think like you do and always stick up for the losers in life.

And there is NO WAY no one knows if he would've survived, only simpletons like you that think otherwise.

You must not have a lot of friends.

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18lilgandee(103 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

How can he be blamed for an someone pulling out in front of him? Then hurt lying on the road Ms. Me pulls out of traffic tie up oblivious to everything and drags him. Pick on the victim instead of the perp, typical!

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19Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

WHO PAID FOR THE ATTORNEY ?

“There was nothing heinous about her negligent failure to exercise due care that evening,” said Moore’s lawyer, Walter Madison of Akron, who called for probation."

https://profiles.google.com/dghg.magi...

Attorney Madison has successfully handled many of the highest profile cases in Summit County and Ohio. Some of those cases have garnered the attention of international media such as CNN, Court TV, Larry King, The Montell Williams Show, ProSabian TV (Germany) and Dateline NBC.

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20Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

The TRASH this lawyer represents.....

http://waltermadison.com/pages/cases....

Firefighter arrested on rape charge
Jesse Jones Jr., 48, of Akron suspended by chief after allegations by girl, 13, he was baby-sitting
http://www.ohio.com/news/firefighter-...

Judge issues gag order in pizza shop assault case
http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t192612/

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21Dghg2010(3 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Oh my

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