Texting and driving do not mix under any circumstances. Put prescription medication on top of that, and you have a recipe for car accidents and fatalities. Belinda Hudspeth learned that the hard way, as she is now facing charges for allegedly hitting and killing Lavon Ramsey.
Hudspeth regrets her decision to text and drive. She’s already faced two DWI convictions and one for drug trafficking. She was sentenced to probation in those cases, but now she’s realizing the depth of her actions. “I just want to apologize to the family,” Hudspeth said in court.
Ms. Hudspeth’s bond was set at $1 million. The family was in tears as the bond was set. “My momma didn’t mean to do it. It was an accident,” said Angela Walker, Hudspeth’s daughter.
While these types of things do happen, and she didn’t hit Lavon Ramsey on purpose, the fact still remains that Ramsey is dead and Hudspeth is facing charges because she briefly stopped paying attention to the road to answer a text. One has to ask if the text that she was sending was worth someone’s life.
Chuck Ramsey, the husband of the deceased, says that he forgives Hudspeth for answering the text. “I feel for her and I know she didn’t do this and things happen,” Ramsey said.
The witnesses around don’t have the same opinions. “I promise you if I get called into court for this, I will make sure I do my best to convict this woman of the maximum sentence she can possibly get,” says one witness, Brian Sawyer.
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