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7/19/13 3:41 PM
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Pawlina said Chatham police are still investigating how Shealey was able to pay cash for his 2011 Range Rover at a Rhode Island dealership and drive it off the lot without having insurance, a valid license or a current registration.

This is the part that makes me wonder who this guy knows.  I think he is likely mobbed up, and as a result, he has been able to navigate the courts without ever seeing a trial. I really hope they aren't going to argue he is not competant enough to be tried.


it blows my mind that he was involved in two serious incidents and then just "incompetent, you're free to go. we'll just pretend that you're not obviously going to kill someone very soon"

It's pretty suspiscious, yes?  The Chatham police think so, so they are trying to open an investigation into how this guy slipped throught the courts.  Also, where did he get 75K to 90K cash to buy his Range Rover off of the lot? It sounds like this guy takes anti-psychotic meds of some kind on top of the drinking. Was he employable? And if not, where did he get so much money?  Lot's of questions...

7/19/13 3:59 PM
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Glad to hear your family is OK. Hope the offender gets VERY LONG prison sentence...
7/20/13 8:56 PM
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkk
That guy........... Phone Post 3.0
2/22/15 10:46 PM
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Ain't this a bitch.

 

  • A Range Rover driven by Benjamin Shealey sits atop another vehicle after a July 2013 high-speed police chase that began in Harwich and ended near the Kream N' Kone restaurant on Route 28 in Chatham. A pedestrian was killed and members of the family in the Volvo SUV at left were injured. Cape Cod Times fileA Range Rover driven by Benjamin Shealey sits atop another vehicle after a July 2013 high-speed police chase that began in Harwich and ended near the Kream N' Kone restaurant on Route 28 in Chatham. A pedestrian was killed and members of the family in the Volvo SUV at left were injured. Cape Cod Times file
  • Man charged in fatal Chatham crash working on plea deal

    • Benjamin Shealey, 32, charged with killing a pedestrian and injuring three other people in a wild police chase down Route 28 in July 2013, is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing rather than a trial Monday.
  • A Range Rover driven by Benjamin Shealey sits atop another vehicle after a July 2013 high-speed police chase that began in Harwich and ended near the Kream N' Kone restaurant on Route 28 in Chatham. A pedestrian was killed and members of the family in the Volvo SUV at left were injured. Cape Cod Times fileBenjamin Shealey at his 2013 Orleans District Court arraignment.
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  • By Doug Fraser
    dfraser@capecodonline.com

    Posted Feb. 21, 2015 @ 2:00 am

    BARNSTABLE — The man charged with killing a pedestrian and injuring three other people in a wild police chase down Route 28 in Harwich and Chatham in July 2013 is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing rather than a trial Monday, according to the Barnstable Superior Court clerk’s office.
    Benjamin Shealey, 32, will be sentenced Monday if he accepts a plea deal being worked out between the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and his attorney, Jens Bahrawy.
    “We are working toward a potential resolution,” Cape and Islands First District Attorney Michael Trudeau said. Trudeau said that ethically he could not comment on what the terms of the plea deal would be until after Shealey has agreed to it. Bahrawy did not return a call asking for comment.
    Shealey was unlicensed, uninsured and driving an unregistered vehicle on July 13, 2013, when he fled from Harwich police down Route 28 toward Chatham in busy summer traffic, passing cars in the center lane at high speeds, losing a tire in the process but continuing on three wheels, according to police reports. Harwich police discontinued the chase, but Shealey lost control while rounding a corner at the Kream N’ Kone restaurant in Chatham, reports say. His vehicle left the road, striking and killing Albert Della Malva, 62, of Orleans, who was waiting for a bus, and then slamming into a car containing a family of four from Virginia, including twin 9-year-old girls who were seriously injured, reports say.
    Shealey faced 11 counts, including manslaughter by motor vehicle, motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence and operating recklessly, and two counts of operating under the influence and driving recklessly causing serious injury.
    He also was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, failing to stop for police, unlicensed operation, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation.
 
2/22/15 10:46 PM
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He could have received between five and 20 years for the most serious charge of manslaughter.
According to his family, Shealey has a history of mental illness, including paranoid schizophrenia, and may have stopped taking his medication around the time of the fatal crash. Shealey also has a history of getting into high-speed chases with the police.
His license was revoked in 2009 after a chase involving Brighton, Cambridge and state police. In June 2012, Shealey was found incompetent to stand trial on charges stemming from that case in Middlesex District Court.
Despite a long list of infractions he was only a driver’s test away from getting his license back when he paid $58,000 in cash to a Providence, Rhode Island, car dealer for a used Land Rover, put an expired license plate on it and drove toward Chatham on July 13, 2013, where his father has a summer home and his extended family also lives.
Rosemary Harris, the grandmother of the Tomlinson family twins who were injured in the crash, questioned the plea deal. She doesn’t believe the resulting sentence will be enough, given the pain she said Shealey caused her family and the Della Malva family.
“I don’t know if the consequences will fit the crime. He took a life, and that will always be in the back of our minds,” Harris said. She said the crash still affects her granddaughters and left one of them with a brain injury. Harris blames the Shealey family for not having more control over him.
“He did this, but his family enabled him to do this. No one was paying attention. He didn’t stop being mentally ill,” she said.
Follow Doug Fraser on Twitter: @dougfrasercct.
2/22/15 11:18 PM
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That's fucked up Phone Post 3.0
2/22/15 11:27 PM
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lmao.... the legal system is fucked...
2/23/15 12:37 AM
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Look at that cunt stood in the dock with a fucking neck brace on. Phone Post 3.0
2/23/15 1:11 AM
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Surprised no one came up and beat that fucker to death while the cops left him hand cuffed. Phone Post 3.0