Kearney drove drunk and killed motorcyclist Kenneth Stith in the 2011 crash. Is the sentence fair?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Westlake resident Kearney killed motorcyclist Kenneth Stith in 2011 crash on I-90 in Cleveland
Jennifer Kearney of Westlake was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting and killing a motorcyclist while driving drunk, and driving the wrong way, on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Kearney, 29, was also fined $1,000, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. Kearney pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influnce in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Motorcyclist Kenneth Stith, 54, of Akron was struck by Kearney around 1:30 a.m. on July 1, 2011. Stith, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Westlake City Schools were given the top rating, Excellent With Distinction, as the Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data. Use our interactive databases to compare districts and see how each school did. Westlake city government has some work to do before the American Greetings world headquarters project can proceed. A special meeting of the Committee of the Whole may be called in the next few weeks to discuss the bids for the general contractor. Westlake Police are investigating after two men paid Dave & Buster's with counterfeit money. The pair are believed to have spent more fake money in Sheffield Village that same day. Mike and Gerri Medoro were honored as Mr. and Mrs. Westlake by the Westlake Town Criers …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Kenneth Stith of Akron was struck and killed by Kearney in a wrong-way DUI crash on Interstate 90 in 2011
Jennifer Kearney of Westlake pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in connection with driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 in Cleveland and killing a motorcyclist in 2011. Kearney, 29, entered her plea in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. According to the Plain Dealer, Kearney apologized to the family of Kenneth Stith, 54, of Akron, who was struck by Kearney around 1:30 a.m. on July 1, 2011. Stith, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. Kearney is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 20. She faces between two and eight years in prison.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Kearney pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.
Westlake resident Jennifer Kearney, 27, is pleading not guilty to charges for hitting and killing a motorcyclist on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Kearney is accused of driving the wrong way down Interstate 90 early on July 1, resulting in a fatal crash with 45-year-old Kenneth Stith of Akron. Stith was not wearing a helmet and EMS crews pronounced him dead on the scene. According to Cleveland police public information officer Sammy Morris, responding officers believed Kearney was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but she refused to be tested for either. Kearney was indicted on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Friday morning. She was out on a $50,000 bond, which will continue…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Police say Jennifer Kearney of Westlake was going the wrong way on the freeway when her car hit and killed Kenneth Stith of Akron.
Authorities have identified the motorcyclist killed early Friday morning in a crash involving a Westlake woman on Interstate 90. Jennifer Kearney, 27, of Westlake, is facing charges for driving the wrong way down Interstate 90 early Friday morning, resulting in a fatal crash with a motorcyclist at about 1:15 a.m. The motorcyclist has been identified as Kenneth Stith, 54, of Akron. According to Cleveland police public information officer Sammy Morris, Kearney was driving a Subaru Outback west on Interstate 90 when the vehicle hit a motorcyclist just east of the West 98th Street exit. The motorcyclist, , was thrown from his bike. EMS crews pronounced him dead on the scene. Police said he was not wearing a helmet. Kearney was taken to …