Man Crossing Street In Wheelchair Hit And Killed; Driver Charged With Murder

A late-night accident Wednesday killed a man in Boyd County as he was crossing the street in his motorized wheelchair.

It happened on 6th Street near Harrison in Ashland.

Police say Stephen Mills, 37, was crossing the street in his wheelchair when he was hit.

Police say the driver didn't stop.

Mills was taken to King's Daughter's Medical Center in Ashland where he died.

Police arrested Stacie Boyd of Flatwoods.

She's charged with murder and driving under the influence.


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  • by Kelly Location: floyd county on Oct 21, 2007 at 08:25 PM
    I THINK THIS WOMAN DESERVES TO BE PUT IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY BE SO EASY TO RUN OVER SOMEONE AND JUST TAKE OFF.AND NOT EVEN WORRY ABOUT IT.A POOR MAN GETS RAN OVER THAT IS NOT EVEN DOIN NUTTIN WRONG AND A CRAZY DRUNK RUNS HIM OVER LIKE IT AINT NUTTIN. CAN U IMAGINE HOW HIS LOVED ONE'S FEELS. THIS IS SO SAD. SHE SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE AND NO ONE SHOULD FEEL SORRY FOR THIS WOMAN SHE SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN DRUNK. SORRY FOR THE ONE'S THAT HAS LOST THERE LOVED ONE.
  • by mamma Location: monticello on Oct 21, 2007 at 02:30 PM
    anonymous,you think the police overcharged her and what else is new? what the hell are you one of these stupid ass drunks who think you are invinciable when you drive also? she was DRUNK and hit and innocent man and left him to die what the hell is not being understood? If it was a child would your (edited)feel any different?
  • by Note to Dee on Oct 21, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    If she just "kidded" a guy, she wouldn't be facing murder charges. Did you mean "killed?"
  • by sis of a victim Location: barbourville on Oct 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM
    Myself, being a sister of someone killed by a drunk driver, I think she should receive the fullest punishment available. The only way people will learn a lesson is to put them in "our" shoes or send them to jail. Lock her up! Yea, she has kids, but Stephen was someone's kid too!!!!
  • by Roger Location: Lex on Oct 20, 2007 at 10:13 AM
    507.020 Murder. (1) A person is guilty of murder when: (a) With intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person or of a third person; except that in any prosecution a person shall not be guilty under this subsection if he acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance for which there was a reasonable explanation or excuse, the reasonableness of which is to be determined from the viewpoint of a person in the defendant's situation under the circumstances as the defendant believed them to be. However, nothing contained in this section shall constitute a defense to a prosecution for or preclude a conviction of manslaughter in the first degree or any other crime; or (b) Including, but not limited to, the operation of a motor vehicle under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person and thereby causes the death of another person.
  • by Dee Location: KY on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:37 PM
    Ben, in Lex. Congrats on finding her MySpace page and I am glad you feel sorry for her but I don't care what she has been through, She got drunk and drove and kidded a poor guy. My brother got killed 4 years ago and I went through some really rough times but IF I drink anything I either did it at home, or got a room where I was. I was SMART ENOUGH to stay off the road since your car becomes a weapon if you are drinking and driving or using drugs while driving. Its a very deadly weapon! I am sorry that she can't take this day back and I think she will deserve what she gets but I also pray for her and pray that she learns from this. She should have stopped to help. Better yet she should have never drove!
  • by Sassy Location: IN on Oct 19, 2007 at 01:34 PM
    Sad for everyone, yes! But I went through a divorce and other personal stuff but I didn't try to drink my problems away in the process and take someone's life while I was at it. Everyone always has excuses for everything. How many times a week does one hear about not drinking and driving!?!?!? The stupid self-involved idiots are the ones who ignore it and therefore should pay the price!
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Oct 19, 2007 at 12:21 PM
    Well unfortunately the original anonymous is right. Murder requires the intentional killing of someone. Unless the prosecution can prove that she intended to kill the man crossing the road, then she must be charged with manslaughter. Don't blame me, that's just what the law says.
  • by justine Location: lex on Oct 19, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    Ben if you would have looked at the date on her myspace, the last time she was logged on was the end of last year. Going through a divorce is no reason to get behind the wheel of a van drunk. She should have thought about her kids before she got behind the wheel. And where were her kids while she was out getting drunk? I don't feel sorry for anyone who gets drunk and kills someone. Yes I have driven under the influence, but I have been responsible enough to stay where I was at until I sobbered up enough to drive. You have to know your limits. And you have to be responsible for your actions.
  • by ben Location: lex on Oct 19, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    And, I found her Myspace page. She just went through a divorce 6 months ago, and has children. So sad. I feel sorry for her because you know she would do anything to take that night back, if not for the man who died, then for her children.

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