We just told you about a woman who was sentenced to prison for crashing her car while high on methadone and Xanax, a collision that sent her 2-year-old son flying out of the car, killing him. Today, we have another druggie driver whose selfishness cost another youth his life.
Tabitha Magoon, 37, of Payson, Utah was cruising around in her car after doing meth back in March. She made a wide right turn and struck an 8-year-old boy, Kaydon Stillitoe, as he skateboarded. He later died due to head trauma suffered in the collision.
A rapid urine test conducted by police, which Tabitha consented to, showed meth, as well as other drugs, in Tabitha’s system. She admitted that she had smoked meth in the very early morning, at about 1 a.m.
The boy’s aunt described him as a bright kid who loved everyone he met. She made the disturbing statement, “The smallest caskets are always the heaviest,” in regards to the boy’s untimely funeral. He had recently received the skateboard as a present for his 8th birthday the day before.
Tabitha was initially ordered not to drive anymore, and has since been sentenced to up to five years in prison. Tabitha received an outpouring of hate online after the incident, and her family attempted to defend her by declaring the incident a horrible accident and asserting that while drugs were, in fact, in Tabitha’s system, their influence had worn off.
Tabitha herself wrote:
“The sad part of all of this is all of you hurtful, cowards sit behind a screen and be so hateful and judgemental not only to me but to my family and some how think your all better then me or have the right to judge. I have never once tried to run or hide at all I told the truth from the beginning which most of you wouldn’t have also got help right away but yet I’m still a low of piece of shit who murdered an 8 year old boy with no remorse, news flash to all of you if I murdered him I wouldn’t be out on bail and I would have a murderer charge. None of you know me at all so none of you have any clue how I feel but instead of trying to know me or both sides of this you all just sit and hurt my family on purpose then everyone says how can I live with my self? How can any of you live with yourself? My children are innocent but yet get threatened and bullied all the time and that’s alright everyone just keep doing it and tell yourself your a better person. I have never once said I have no remorse there is nothing any of you can say or do to me that is more painful than I go through each and everyday. I lost a child of my own and to know I caused that pain to another makes everyday a living hell for me. I can not say how sorry I am enough there is no words to explain how truly sorry I am, so next time you all want to sit and talk shit about me why don’t you know your facts?”
Meth, as they say: not even once.