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Woman jailed over cheeseball murder
Reuters ^ | 4/22/10 | Rob Taylor

Posted on 04/22/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT by Sax

(Reuters) - An Australian woman who ran down and killed a man who threw cheese-flavored snacks at her car was jailed Thursday for 25 years.

"She clearly wanted to teach the young men a lesson," the Australian Associated Press quoted judge Howie as saying as he sentenced Ward to jail for a minimum 18 years.

The jury was told Ward, 39, had drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car in Sydney's northern suburbs on June 7, 2008.

She decided impulsively to use the vehicle as a weapon after Westlake threw the snacks at her car as a joke while walking home with his brother and a group of friends.

The judge said while there was more involved than Westlake's brother and friends claimed, an "incensed" Ward had driven directly at Westlake after a brief physical altercation with the group, running him over and killing him.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cheeseball; holdmuhbeer; murder; roadrage
It ain't easy being cheesy

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1 posted on 04/22/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax

Great ... use the alcohol/drug defense ....


2 posted on 04/22/2010 9:52:09 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Sax
...Ward, 39, had drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car...

How was she still conscious?

3 posted on 04/22/2010 9:52:42 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Sax
"Ward, 39, had drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car"

Great example of the celebration of diversity.

4 posted on 04/22/2010 9:53:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sax

Best Headline of the Week!


5 posted on 04/22/2010 9:54:34 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: Sax
"She clearly wanted to teach the young men a lesson,"

Well, I bet he won't be doing THAT again. Lesson learned.

6 posted on 04/22/2010 9:54:39 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Talisker

Legalize pot and meth! The war on drugs is horrible!

/ s


7 posted on 04/22/2010 9:54:56 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Sax
...drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car...

I always do that.

8 posted on 04/22/2010 9:56:18 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou
the wine and wacky to bring you down, the speed to bring you up, and the antidepressants to make everything "not so bad". I simply don't understand - everything should have been in balance. There must be something that we're not being told here...
9 posted on 04/22/2010 10:00:45 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax
There must be something that we're not being told here...

Yeah, that she forgot her expresso.

10 posted on 04/22/2010 10:04:26 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Sax

11 posted on 04/22/2010 10:06:15 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Uncle Miltie

No, a similar story about Whippets yesterday was a better headline:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2497701/posts

IMO


12 posted on 04/22/2010 10:07:33 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Doomonyou
Yeah, that she forgot her expresso.

She also ate food with transfats, smoked cigarettes, and once owned an SUV. Unconfirmed reports claim she once stayed at a Holliday Inn Express. News at 11.

13 posted on 04/22/2010 10:08:03 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Sax

Poor guy was probably just making a recommendation for a good snack to go along with her Ripple.


14 posted on 04/22/2010 10:13:15 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Sax; a fool in paradise

What kind of cheese was it? Me, I like Holland Gouda.


15 posted on 04/22/2010 10:16:39 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sax
Why do they say "used" cannabis?

That's like saying I "use" beer when I watch the ballgame, or on my coffee break I "use" tobacco.

Enough already! Say it like it is - she smoked cannabis, we drink beer and smoke cigarettes. Are they deliberately trying to make it sound like we've all got heroin addictions??

This PC garbage is driving me nuts.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 10:23:40 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

I used a taco today around noontime. It got me all full feeling, but it’s never enough. I’ll be hungry again - looking for my next fix, probably in just a few hours...


17 posted on 04/22/2010 10:26:37 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax; Slings and Arrows
An Australian woman who ran down and killed a man who threw cheese-flavored snacks at her car was jailed Thursday for 25 years.

Aussie gal bites kan be pretti nasti

18 posted on 04/22/2010 10:27:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Talisker

Her stage name is Amy Winehouse.


19 posted on 04/22/2010 10:27:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Revolting cat!

20 posted on 04/22/2010 10:30:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Revolting cat!

I think that is going to be BObama’s re-election campaign slogan.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 10:31:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Sax

“two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants “

The Libertarians have a word for that combination: “breakfast”.


22 posted on 04/22/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Sax
The jury was told Ward, 39, had drunk two bottles of wine and used cannabis, amphetamine drugs and anti-depressants before getting into her car in Sydney's northern suburbs on June 7, 2008.

So this wasn't just a case of "he pissed me off". She was totally wasted and had no control over her brain. She is lucky she didn't get the death penalty(do they do that in Oz?).

23 posted on 04/22/2010 10:38:43 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Sax

She thought she was Mad Max.


24 posted on 04/22/2010 10:55:09 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Sax

On a Vince & Larry crash dummies PSA:

“Let’s hit the road, ya hungry, pal?”

“Yeah, we’ll do some donuts on the way in!”

;^)


25 posted on 04/22/2010 11:01:47 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: a fool in paradise
An Australian woman who ran down and killed a man who threw cheese-flavored snacks at her car was jailed Thursday for 25 years.

That's illegal?

26 posted on 04/22/2010 12:46:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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