Sunday, May 16, 2010

Irony































The event covered by these pictures were alluded to in a letter written by one of Karen Irby's friends to Judge Green. What took place was a couple of years ago Karen and Stuart Irby were on their way to Destin. They took the route most of us take, Hwy 49 to 98 through Mobile. An SUV flipped on Hwy 98 around Lucedale. The two year old girl had unbuckled her seat belt and ironically the mother was trying to fix it when the accident occurred. Child was thrown thirty feet from the SUV and knocked unconscious. The Irby's stopped.

Stuart helped the mother out of the car. The mother was incapacitated but later recovered. Karen performed mouth to mouth on the child. There was a small child that was injured and suddenly had no mother. Karen flew with the child to the hospital and stayed with the child until family members arrived at the hospital. What strikes me is the irony of it all as we all have the capacity in us for good and evil, to do good and make mistakes.

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Anonymous said...

You are so right that all of us have that capacity,good/evil.
I don't necessarily think she is evil because of recent events, just that she is human, made a very bad decision and now she is paying for it. I think that many people should say "that for the grace of God go I."

Anonymous said...

What 737 said.

Kingfish said...

you want some real irony read about Edwin booth.

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Anonymous said...

The difference we are seeing is moral v. legal. We will each decide whether Karen was morally wrong for the events on Old Canton Road. Can any of us cast the first stone?

Legally, the state must act for each citizen of Mississippi for the good of all. Was this done? Yes seems to be the answer. But so many flaws are evident from the first night to the day of the judge's sentence. Was there error in the judge's sentence? No. She was well within the law, and did what she felt she had to do. That must be supported for the integrity of the system.

Where to now? Apparently there will be no further criminal indictments. The elected DA has spoken. What about the other justice system? The feds are most likely not interested. But there is the civil trail.

I believe this will go to trial. I don't think the victims' families will settle. From the words prior to sentencing, they will want a trial at the risk of losing a judgement. Time will tell.

Back to the post, I am sure Karen Irby is a good person. For whatever reason she fell into a most unfortunate position on Old Canton Road. Did she put herself there? We can say yes, and we can say no. It will change nothing.

What is done is done. What has yet to be, will sooner or later be. Hopefully the truth, from the botched accident reconstruction, to the involvement of anyone else in the car, will surface in a civil courtroom. Then, hopefully at the polls if necessary.

Anonymous said...

Get on with it. She is in jail. She will have enough commentary daily with herself to last all our lifetimes combined. Yes, I try to imagine being in her shoes and guess what, can't imagine. Don't want to imagine. It definitely sucks for her. Honesty is such a lonely word, everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard, but mostly what I need from you.

Anonymous said...

Notice there is no sign of Stuart in any of the pics.

Anonymous said...

i guess stuart must have been taking the pictures.

KaptKangaroo said...

For the life of me, I do appreciate the Irony; one does not go through this life with the expectation of receiving medals for doing good. That is why we are here.

Where are the stories about Dr. Pogue and Dr. Dedousis? KF, we ought to put the human face there. That is the greater good.

Kingfish said...

ding ding ding we might have a winner!!!!

Anonymous said...

Or back in his ride slugging off a bottle.

Kingfish said...

Would LOVE to post the stories. I've emailed Farese before and made the same offer I made to Linda Francombe and let me tell you something, Linda was glad she did. She said she was real nervous but felt better after she wrote her posts, then the outpouring of love in the comments really got to her. was cathartic. Don't blame me

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Anonymous said...

she did what any Person would have done.

At the moment she was on the right path, but then there was the path she took.

Anonymous said...

The beginning of healing on this is Dr. Pogue and Dr. Dedousis. Any more discussion of the Irby's sounds, well, sick.

My focus from this day forward is on the good that the Dr.'s were focused on and their future. My discussion of the Irby's only lessens their memories and spills fuel on the fire of destructive forces. I shall from this moment forth go walk with the angels.

Anonymous said...

I have never thought Karen Irby was a horrible person, and after reading the letters from her friends, they don't think she is either. This woman made a terrible choice that night by drinking. She plead guilty, showed remorse, and now she is in prison paying for actions. I believe she got bad legal advice, and I will always think she was probably telling the truth about Stuart's part in the wreck. However, it's over. I hope soon we will all move on.

NinaNina said...

I believe it was Judge Green who noted that she had sent alot of good people to prison. I don't think being a "good person" is the problem. The problem is when "good people" use poor judgement and bad decisions. Then they have to face the consequences, good person or not.

Anonymous said...

It only takes a few seconds for a lifetime of good deeds to go down. Most homicides are not "planned" in the TV sense; they are premeditated in the legal sense, but didn't involve days of planning to choose the weapon, trap the victim, create an alibi, etc. The intent to kill may arise in an instant, legally.

Karen never made a choice to kill. Her reckless conduct substitutes for the element of "intent". She never got up that morning, had coffee, and decided to snuff out two doctors later that day. She is not Manson-evil, but she is guilty of an offense our legislature has deemed serious enough for her 18 year sentence, and they didn't write a defense into the law that would excuse her for Stuart's role, whatever it was.

Anonymous said...

Amazing the number of sadists here who want to rub it in regarding Karen's sentence.

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Really said...

Laouida, I personally am SO OVER Stuart Irby and where he goes and what he does.

Of course he's going to enjoy the high life if at all possible! That's pretty much what he does.

I for one do not care, and agree with an earlier poster here that's it's time for people to move on because there's nothing left to see here.

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Anonymous said...

Then I guess we'll be seeing you later 9:44.

Anonymous said...

I can't get over the petition. The pic was taken 4/09? Is that really true?

If so, where would would you be if your husband tried to beat you while you were driving? Smiling for a pic at a charity event, or packing your bags and getting the hell out of his home before he was released from the hospital?

None of it makes sense.....

Anonymous said...

9:51 am: Actually, you are welcome to leave, the more mature readership here is done with this issue and justice was served. Am sure that KF is moving on too, nothing to see here but a train wreck. Clean up on aisle 6! Now, whats next KF?

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Kingfish said...

All right everyone, KNOCK IT OFF!!! This discussion has NOTHING to do with the post AT ALL. I appreciate the enthusiasm but if you have some info about Mr. Irby you think everyone should see, then email it to me.

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Anonymous said...

Smith said prosecutors have videotape from the Jackson Country Club showing the couple leaving amicably after having dinner. Never, he said, was there a sign of acrimony as the two headed for their car. Receipts show Karen Irby had two glasses of wine at the country club, which can only mean she had much more somewhere else.

Normally, wouldn't post like to CL, but the article was interesting.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100516/COL0402/5160324/1161/OPINION/DA-says-only-one-Irby-will-face-trial

When asked at the scene how much she had to drink, Smith said she answered: "Plenty."


I got this from the CL, most of the article is a pretty good interview with Smith. There were other things that he claimed, all supporting no charges with Stuart, including eye-witnesses who tried to avoid her before she struck the good Doctors and their claims that they didn't see any fighting, just reckless driving.

Anonymous said...

If there is nothing to Karen Irby's claims that Stuart attacked her in the car, then why did the victims' families come to believe at least some of her account of the events? Do you really think the victims' families are gold diggers who just want to see how much money they can get out of Stuart? Or is it possible that they now believe, based on some actual evidence they have uncovered in the investigation in the civil case, that Stuart was more responsible for the accident than initially thought?

It's also extremely interesting that Judge Tomie Green--the judge who sentenced Karen--actually took some time off of Karen's sentence because she (the judge) believed that Stuart played a role in the accident. I believe the judge said something to the effect that Stuart's involvement would be for another judge in another court to decide. And if I remember correctly, the judge commented about Stuart, "His day is coming." Why would the judge say those kind of things? Is it possible that she (the judge) had seen or read some information by that time to make her believe that there was more to Stuart's role in the accident than initially thought?

Anonymous said...

A lot of things are possible. Absent some stunning factual evidence, Mr. Smith is not going to pursue it. As to why would so and so say....Who knows, people like to say things for attention, to make a point, for a variety of reasons. The judge could have been referring to his Judgment before St. Peter or to the Civil Trial. This case is closed.

Anonymous said...

There are obviously some people who want this case closed for their own reasons. There are others who would simply like to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about this situation.

Anonymous said...

Smith doesn't want to pursue the matter because he and his office would look inept.

After dogging the then highly conflicted McMillin-led JPD for shoddy work Smith doesn't want to open his flank to a political opponent who he and surrogate Beasley dogged publicly in the media.

Meanwhile Stuart Irby smiles all the way to the next watering hole and one-night-stand.

Anonymous said...

Karen's biggest error was marrying a bipolar wifebeater. Makes me glad I married for love.

Anonymous said...

Did someone say lock up your wives and booze?

Anonymous said...

Why? Is someone fond of pretty women who say F#$@....

Anonymous said...

Take the keys and lock him up, lock him up, lock him up, take the keys and lock him up, My fair Lady.

The word verification met the same thing about him, hismate haha

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious said...

Maybe We need to get Sheriff Taylor and Perry Mason to investigate all the cases in Hinds County then! There a better investigator. Get WE TV, Oxygen Channel, Oprah Winfrey, Court TV, Nancy Grace & Jesus to investigate this matter. They would get to the bottom of this.

Anonymous said...

Encouraging Word

Tuesday 5/18/2010

A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.

~ Proverbs 15:13, NLT

Anonymous said...

The energy of a human being extends 4 feet around him. Which means if you're spending all your time next to negative people, their energy will intermingle with yours and have an effect on you.

Does this mean you should go around judging everyone, putting on a space suit before you leave the house? No. But it does mean it's in your best interest to have good judgment about the people you're allowing into your life.

Today, think about where you're being negatively effected, and where you're negatively effecting others. That's responsibility.

Anonymous said...

This month many people in hinds county including a judge, police, fireman, and over 20% of all drivers will be DUI just like Ms. Irby. The only reason she went to jail is because of an accident. The others stay free. Why is she different from the others.

Anonymous said...

11:35am is the typical ignorant moron one would expect... Let's see, she killed 2 people; oh well, just another DUI, lets let her go...


& 20% of drivers??? idiot is about as forgiving a description as you deserve.


the ability of this subject to bring out the sub-80 point IQs around here is frankly amazing.

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