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Driver who killed child tells victimís family Ďlife goes oní
Global News ^ | June 17, 2014 | Irene Ogrodnik

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:34:42 PM PDT by rickmichaels

A UK driver who ran over and killed a five-year-old boy while travelling twice the speed limit reportedly argued with the victim’s family outside court before telling them: “S**t happens, life goes on.”

On Friday, a jury found 31-year-old Wayne Payne guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to five years in prison Monday. A judge bailed Payne on “compassionate grounds” for the weekend so that he could see his two daughters before serving his sentence.

When the driver encountered the victim’s family outside the court, The Birmingham Mail reports it was then that Payne argued with the family before uttering the words and walking away.

Cameron Ward and his family returned from an Easter party last April when he was struck by Payne’s blue Vauxhall Vectra. Payne is said to have been driving at 100 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone and did not brake when he hit the rear of the bike Ward was sitting on. The impact sent the child into the air.

The boy’s bike was being pushed by his father as they crossed the road while his mother and four-week-old sister walked ahead. Ward’s father was also injured in the incident.

“You were let out on trust by me for the weekend and the fact that you behaved in that way is a very unfortunate state of affairs,” Judge Stuart Rafferty told Payne Monday.

Payne reportedly handed a letter of apology to the court after he said he spent the weekend “reflecting on his clash with the [victim's] family.”

In a victim impact statement, Ward’s mother said her son’s birth was the happiest day of her life.

“My heart breaks every time that I think about him,” she said. “Nothing is the same, nobody is the same and everybody hurts. We love and miss him so much.”

Payne was sentenced to five years in prison and was also banned from driving for five years.


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1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:34:42 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels
Well, the guy has a point. I mean this took place back in April.

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Sickening. He gets to see his kids before he goes to prison?

2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:04 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rickmichaels

I’d have strangled him with the strap of my purse. I chose that purse for a reason.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:20 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: rickmichaels

Payne is the right name for this guy


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:22 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: rickmichaels

If this douchebag had used the phrase ‘s**t happens’ in reference to him running over a relative of mine like this, they’d have needed every court bailiff in the building to drag me off him as I beat him to a pulp.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:49 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: rickmichaels

“S**t happens, life goes on.”

And thus Moveon.org was born.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:40:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rickmichaels

“S**t happens, life goes on.”

And sometimes when shit happens, you die.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:42:15 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: rickmichaels

Maybe if he spent the rest of his life paralyzed from the neck down he’ll remember it every day ...


8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: rickmichaels
...and that’s when the fight started.
9 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: rickmichaels

5 YEARS! 5 stinking years for killing a kid and seemingly having no remorse!
Pathetic! No wonder the arabs are over-running the UK!


10 posted on 06/17/2014 12:44:14 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: rickmichaels; All

This POS is all to prevalent in his ‘thinking’. He’s fine. His children are fine. So what if he broke the law? I am tired of the lawlessness that seems to have infected what used to be decent (maybe I should say polite) society.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 12:45:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: rickmichaels
"...life goes on."

Not for Cameron Ward.

A judge bailed Payne on “compassionate grounds” for the weekend so that he could see his two daughters before serving his sentence.

A courtesy not extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ward.

12 posted on 06/17/2014 12:52:43 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: rickmichaels
Payne was sentenced to five years in prison and was also banned from driving for five years.

Concurrent or consecutive?

13 posted on 06/17/2014 12:55:55 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rickmichaels

I think someone could have killed the guy, right there on the spot and gotten off later with a textbook “temporary insanity” defense.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:02:07 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: vpintheak

Hey! Don’t think we do any better!

I post this every so often when the message seems relevant, sort of as a memorial to Mom, as well as to let people know what the justice system is really like.

December 5th, 2001, my mother, Shirley Norkunas, was killed in a car wreck. She was on her way to a Dr.’s appointment. The roads and weather were clear, it was about 9 in the morning, the place was just south of Superior, WI on State Hwy 35. She was driving north toward Superior.

A fellow named Thomas Frankot was heading south that morning, driving on a suspended license. He crossed into my mother’s lane, she was killed instantly in the resulting crash.

Thomas Frankot lived. He was essentially judgement proof, no insurance and with very few assets.

He, after much wrangling, finally pled guilty in September 2002 to driving after suspension and driving left of center.

Previous relevant citations (there are half a dozen or so others)

DWI.
DWI/OAS (Operation After Suspension)
OAS
No Valid License
OAR (Operation after Revocation)
OAR

That was six offenses BEFORE he killed Mom, so you know he was really in trouble this time.

Was he ever.

He was fined $363, license suspended for six months, and given sixty days to pay.

That’s not even the funny part.

Years, much more than the sixty days lapsed. I asked the clerk of courts what happens when the fines aren’t paid.

They suspend his license.

Now, that’s justice for ya.

Oh, it might not any surprise there have been several violations since. He’s walking around to this very day.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:03:32 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: biggerten

I should note that he eventually paid the fines.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: USMCPOP

aka sometimes the sh1t happens..to you.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DCBryan1

>> I think someone could have killed the guy, right there on the spot and gotten off later with a textbook “temporary insanity” defense.

Here, maybe. But not in (formerly) Great Britain.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:12:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

>> I chose that purse for a reason.

I like the way you think.

I guess they haven’t outlawed lethal purse-straps in California (yet).


19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: biggerten

wow... he didn’t get vehicular homicide?


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:18:44 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Forget Gold - buy Lead!)
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To: vpintheak

5 years for vehicular homicide? Actually a pretty stiff sentence, especially if he wasn’t drunk (although really why that makes it a more or less serious offence I’m not sure). Many people kill others while driving out of nothing more than sheer stupidity or carelessness and receive little more than a wrist-slap for it - maybe a ticket for a moving violation and/or a short license suspension.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 1:19:44 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I’d have castrated him, and said yeah life goes on, enjoy it now.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 1:21:19 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rickmichaels

NOT FOR THE CHILD - ASSHOLE
Kill him before he breeds.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 1:24:43 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: vpintheak
5 YEARS! 5 stinking years for killing a kid and seemingly having no remorse! Pathetic! No wonder the arabs are over-running the UK!

Well a five year sentence in the UK is like life in prison here in America. Now if he had been remorseful they would of probably sentenced him to house arrest, oh except for the nights off to go to the pub.

24 posted on 06/17/2014 1:25:32 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: facedown
Payne was sentenced to five years in prison and was also banned from driving for five years.

Concurrent or consecutive?

Hahaha!...Good question.

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 06/17/2014 1:28:40 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Article say’s they talked outside the court room; I’d have shot him deader than a pile of buzzard crap then told him “S#IT HAPPENS”.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Next time you go to buy one make sure it has a steel cable reinforced strap with a nice leather covering.
Makes a handy accessory for a lady now days; so does a Beretta 380, fits in a purse real nice.
Bought one for my wife 5 years ago and she loves it.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: rickmichaels

No remorse whatsoever. Maybe an angry father or uncle or family friend should show him that life doesn’t always necessarily go on.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 1:51:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: rickmichaels

I would no doubt have responded, “Not for you, but too bad, right?”


29 posted on 06/17/2014 1:55:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: rickmichaels

I’d be paying every boy-from-da-hood $50 to beat his ass every single solitary day. He would never live without pain.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 1:57:00 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: rickmichaels

If I was the father...or grandfather...of the boy those would have been the last words that that punk ever uttered.


31 posted on 06/17/2014 2:11:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: biggerten

Shove your thumb into his eye, as deeply as you can. Tell the judge that you slipped and fell.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 9:09:15 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: biggerten

Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. I am sorry for your loss, FRiend.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 11:24:30 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: B4Ranch

Yeah, then he’d sue me for everything I’m worth. Since I and my wife work and save our money, I am not ‘judgement proof’.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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