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Friday, April 4, 2014

Port Allegany woman pleads guilty in DUI-related death

Port Allegany woman pleads guilty in DUI-related death

By Marcie Schellhammer, Special to the Olean Times Herald

SMETHPORT, Pa. — Emily Schultz showed little emotion Thursday in McKean County Court as she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol and medication in the death of her friend Emily Schena in a January 2013 car crash.  Read more...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are no wins or losses in this situation except for the loss of a beautiful young woman whose life was cut short. Thoughts and prayers are with the Scene family. There may have been a series of bad situations that caused this terrible loss but do not drink and drive. Do not be distracted by your phone. I hope the Scene family gets the peace they need but someone should be held responsible and I hope the judge imposes a proper sentence.

Anonymous said...

This whole situation is very, very sad...Both girls are the very examples of the typical teenager these days-cell phone, partying, driving...really nothing more than what many of us were doing back in "the day". Except for the cell phone. There are alot of things that distract a driver but cell phones are the worst. This girl has lost not only her best friend, but a huge chunk of her life with a lot of guilt to go along with it. I have never met either of these girls, but have lost friends to similar situations and know how devistating it is to all involved. May God bless and keep you both.

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget the ALCOHOL in this accident ~ just that Jan 1, the driver said in the Port Neswpaper that she needs to cut down the drinking alcohol, people need to seriously think..... my god, she killed someone!

Anonymous said...

I know neither of them but this is such a sad, sad story. I'm sure this girl receives her punishment every day she wakes up & misses her best friend. May all receive some peace &comfort in such a tragic situation.

Anonymous said...

This is very sad indeed. It is very hard when you lose a best friend over bad choices. However, what really upsets me is the fact she showed little emotion in court. How does that happen? I just really don't understand that part. I just hope she still isn't doing this while free on bail or do this ever again. But, nothing will ever bring back the wonderful young lady that was taken from us way to soon. I just want the punishment to fit the crime.

Anonymous said...

11:15:00....Yea, its the cell phone. Are you nuts. To suggest that what they were doing was

"...really nothing more than what many of us were doing back in "the day". Except for the cell phone. There are alot of things that distract a driver but cell phones are the worst"

makes it sound like the phone is the real problem. that is crazy. Its the drugs and alcohol. It was their lifestyles, both heavy drinkers.

The young people in this area need to know the real truth and concequences about this situation and learn from it. To suggest that the phone is the culprit is just plain stupid. tell the kids the truth so they can learn from it. Its the alcohol, its the lifestyle. Both drinkers from an early point in their lives with a predictable outcome.

Anonymous said...

This is truly a sad case. Although I hope the Judge will show some mersey on Miss Schultz, she has to live with this the rest of her life, she still has to pay for what happened. However, it could very well have gone the other way around?? So this judge has a decision I would never want to make. God bless both family's here & may they all find some sort of peace.

Anonymous said...

I was partying in turtlepoint down by the river with some people when the driver decided at 3am he wanted to leave which he couldnt even stand let alone drive so long story short him an his gf left in the car i decided just to walk well i made it just past bustys when a psp officer stoped an asked me if i was ok i said yes im just walking home he then asked where i lived i replyed eldred he said oh ok well have a good night an started to roll up his window i asked well would u mind giving me a ride home he then replyed sure get in bla bla bla well when we got to eldred i got out of the car and i said thank you to the office he then said can i see your id i said sure and handed it to him to my shock when he handed my id back he also handed me a ticket for public intoxication my point even thow it costed me $200 at least im not dead we all have choices an if u chose to ride with a drunk driver your just as much to blam if something like this happens yes the driver should be punished but lets forget they both made a bad choice not just one!!

Anonymous said...

Really? The drugs? It's freaking seizure medicine. As far as showing little emotion she was trying to keep composure. Also this reporter could not see her face. She lives with plenty of emotion everyday of her life. Yes bad choices were made and now she has to live with it.

Anonymous said...

I hate what this blog does to people. Don't judge someone on their emotions we all show emotions differently. She will never be the same after this tragedy. I know so well what this blog has done to our entire family which is dealing with a different scenario. Stop the crude comments and leave this girl and family alone. Generate your energy somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Amen 6:32!!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone feels sorry for this girl. I understand she has to live with this every day but at least she gets to see tomorrow. She killed someone. Who is feeling sorry for her and her family. They no longer have a daughter or sister. In a couple years she will be out and enjoying her life.

Anonymous said...

Very sad, no one close to these two beautiful girls will ever be the same. The media is to blame for adding to this already tragic situation. "No emotion, too much emotion, wrong emotion," she can't win. Way to make it worse for everyone involved. These families need support and prayers. And everyone needs to learn from this situation. Talk to your children.

Anonymous said...

DO people not realize this girl lost her best friend and has to live with that everyday,please show a little compassion.I'm sure she beats herself up everyday, no need for everyone else to add more pain.PRAY FOR BOTH FAMILY'S

Anonymous said...

Sometimes after a traumatic event in someones life,the mind blocks and the body goes numb.I would be willing to bet the lack of emotion stems from this.These young ladies were friends and the events from one night will haunt this girl for the rest of her life.I for one have made my share of mistakes in my life and in life,there are no second takes.while she needs to be held responsible for the events please take a minute and think about the pain and guilt this girl must be experincing.I have two daughters who constantly do things without thinking and i would tear me apart to have this happen to them whether they were in the drivers or passengers seat.Please pray for these girls and their families.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we should show compassion for all involved. Nothing can make this better now except . . . The younger generation these days is glorifying and even bragging about reckless, irresponsible behavior more than ever. It is revealed on Facebook pages, on television, and so on.
In many cases, these are minors (not in this case) and the parents ignore the obvious red flags with the typical "back in the day" comments and blah blah blah.
Could some lasting good come from a situation like? If so, it might be that parents and others who care about our beautiful young people -- you know, our FUTURE -- should pay more attention to the type of behavior they are exhibiting and glorifying and at least TRY to do something about it.
I am not even saying either of these dear young adults were like that. I am just saying that we should try to learn from this experience.
My prayers go out to the two families directly involved and all others affected. Perhaps this young woman now before the court can find a way to emerge from her personal tragedy by trying to help others who might be headed for trouble and might respond to a no-BS real communication with someone in her situation.
Just my thoughts and I hope I was not disrespectful to anyone.