Ex-girlfriend in court over man's death in Danbury Twp.

PORT CLINTON A woman accused of killing an ex-boyfriend with her car in September appeared for the first time in Ottawa Count
Sarah Weber
May 24, 2010

PORT CLINTON

A woman accused of killing an ex-boyfriend with her car in September appeared for the first time in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Thursday afternoon.

Ashley J. Baughman, 21, Montpelier, faces charges of failure to stop after an accident involving injury, a felony, and misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

Comments

Heidianne

How is killing someone a misdemeanor? That's all I want to know. So she does it with a car...leaves Eddie there to die...and it's a misdemeanor? Wow...look out world. She also eluded police as I remember...dropped off her new flame and took off right? HE called the police...NOT HER! I knew Eddie and I know his family. This is NOT justice...but for all watching what happens...they now know it's only a misdemeanor to hit (not once...but twice) someone with your car and leave them to die. So the actual hitting is not the felony...even if it's on purpose as I am sure it was since he was hit twice. No wonder there is so much crime in the streets. It does no good to go to the law...there is no justice.

InterestedReader

Wow she looks real classy and sad in that picture. Wah wah have pity on me for running over my boyfriend, leaving the scene and not even going to the police. SOmeone else had to do that. Wow real big winner. It'd be nice to know where she lives now and who she lives with. How much you wanna bet it's with another guy she met online. PATHETIC MURDERER.

kj the mick

I WAS THERE WHEN THAT PICTURE WAS WAS I CANNOT BEGIN TO SAY THE EMOTIONS THAT I FELT WHILE I LISTENED TO THIS woman THAT TOOK MY BROTHERS LIFE CLAIM HOW SHE WAS THE VICTIM ....... I WANT TO RAISE MY VOICE AND YELL ...THE VICTIM IS DEAD....I WANTED HER TO LOOK ME IN THE EYES SO THAT SHE COULD SEE JUST A GLIMPSE OF THE PAIN AND AGONY SHE HAS CAUSED MY FAMILY ... THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ... THE TENTION OTHERS FEEL IN THE ROOM ..SHE COULD NOT LOOK ANYONE IN THE EYE..... I HAVE TO SAY I THAT I SLEPT WELL LAST NIGHT KNOWING THE woman KILLED MY BROTHER WAS WAS FINNALLY SPENDING A NIGHT IN JAIL . MAY HER MATTRESS BE AS LUMPY AS THE MANY ?'S I HAVE UNANSWERED .. .............. LET THIS woman BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF ..

behindthescenes

December 10th blind sided her the way she blind sided Ed Johnson, only without the deadly result. This is only the beginning. And the "I'm the victim" crap isn't going to work for her this time. Her manipulation techniques won't work on the judge or the jury. Miss "I can cry at the drop of a hat" will pay for what she has done. She obviously hasn't met common sense, intelligence and down right determination all wrapped into one. There will be justice. Oh yes, there will be justice. There are too many voices shouting for it. Can't you hear it?

iamangelynn

This was not "Domestic Violence" she ran him over and left him for dead after intending to harm him as she had tried to several times before, the only victim of violence here is dead. This was not a fight, disagreement, or quarrel between lovers that was all done by the time this happened. The last time I checked running someone over who is unarmed and facing in the opposite direction is murder. Her pleas, and tears, will not hide the truth. Who shows up for court 45 minutes late, chewing gum, in a harley shirt and jeans, to defend them self with the words "Uh I don't know" ? Someone who has no respect for herself, the family of the deceased, or the law. My prayers and love go out to the family during this time of suffering and grief.

fluffy101

"The Victim" or should I say the woman who everyone is calling a murderer , is innocent until proven guilty. What has ever happened to this side of "Justice and the Law"? There is only one "Judge, and that's God. People need to get their facts straight, and realize there are two sides to every story. Was Edward really the victim here??? I have heard or seen no real evidence just a bunch of rude comments from mourning family members and friends. Do people stop to think what her family is going through?? Are these people of the "so called victim" Mr. Johnson" looking for "Justice", or are they looking for $$? This has been on the minds of more people than one?

MomofThree

Fluffy - She may be "the victim" as you state but why would she leave the scene of an accident and drive to a different county. She needed to stay at the scene in order to talk to police to tell them the facts. She chose not to do this and according to the video shown it appears that she has problems appearing for court or taking responsibility for her actions. You are somewhat right as God is the ultimate Judge but thank goodness we have a Judicial system in this country and she will have to stand before a Judge and be held accountable for her actions. I do not know either party to this case but she hit a man with a car and then left. The man died. I think if I were part of this man's family I would be upset too. Her leaving left a lot of unanswered questions I am sure and now she is being held responsible to answer those.

bunny

I have read the letter from fluffy101 and am in total agreement. Shame on all those people putting down the doubt of our beloved country and their faith in our court system. As far as I knew it still stands PEOPLE ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! Also, why do people have to wait until someone is dead to be made out a legend, hero, and a God? Were they thought of and cared this much about by family and friends while alive? Or now are they looking for a way to make some money? Time will tell... I have viewed some of the websites for people following this case to see of the deceased. And this person in my opinion was not the person people are trying to make him out to be! The things I've viewed are very disturbing and some pretty wacked out stuff! The dude looks creepy and seems to have some serious mental issues. We need to quit "smearing" this poor woman and calling her a murderer. In my opinion she is the victim here. I did not know a person's innocence depended on their dressage. "YOU Go Girl!" God be with you...

behindthescenes

Well "Fluffy and Bunny" One of which I'm sure is her mom or other family member. Who cares about money? Enjoy inventing things? Let's just add an idiotic twist huh? She may be a victim, in her own mind. Innocent until proven guilty, correct. But neither of you were there or have the mountain of evidence that states otherwise. As for slandering a dead man due to his "appearance" or what other people put on the internet is being judgmental. Something that you are stating is wrong. Hmmm. Do I sense hypocritical behavior? That's almost as old as time. Judging a book by it's cover. Mine's based on cold hard fact. Oh and one of those tiny facts was her lying to the judge about having drugs in her system on December 10th. She said "no" and yet tested positive anyways. That was a simple one. If she lied about that, think about what else she lied about. Perhaps you should have continued to read some of the comments people had left such as, "he was a teddy bear" or "he was a father to 3 children in his lifetime. THREE! Bet she never told you that fluffy. But that's okay cause you're both right. In the end, it will all come out and everyone will see what a "victim" she really was. BELIEVE THAT!!!!!!!

ed johnson

WOW what statements. Fluffy, Bunny have you ever lost a child? if you have children, look at them and TRY to imagine how it would feel. This was not just a death, it was a cruial death, you haven't seen the pictures of the horrible night mare we have to live with every day, and knowing we will never have our child back. No one diserves to die like that. She never even stopped to check on him, and its apparent she has went on with her life as if nothing ever happened, with her lies and her drugs, and thats a fact. so before you start bashing people no what you are talking about. She slept with him for months and in the court room she couldn"t even say his name, she called him "THAT MAN". pretty sad. We do believe in the system and we believe justice will be served. As far as money, that's not the issue, not enough money in the world could bring our son back, if it could we would have already been on it. Did you know his oldest daughter is only a year younger than she is???????

iamangelynn

The clothing of this person has nothing to do with guilt or innocence but showing up for court late, in casual clothes and chewing gum, shows a level of disrespect, the same level of disrespect that would allow a person to fail to appear in court in at least two counties in the last 90 days. That same lack of respect let a person leave the scene of an "accident". A person who tests positive for drugs after saying under oath she would not test positive for drugs, may also be demonstrating a lack of respect for the process one clings to when one is the "victim" of a crime.

fluffy101

WOW your son must've had some high morals if your son was dating a girl that was a year younger than she was. What a sicko. From the looks of your eyes in some of those pictures, how many of you could pass a drug test? I think not...

behindthescenes

Fluffy just give it up. Your serious lack of intelligence and inability to read prior statements correctly, makes you look even more the fool. All you have at this point are the idiotic ramblings of a child like mind that can only sling mud because you have no clue what you are talking about only conjecture. Once again, facts are being stated here that are in black and white. She was driving the car that struck and killed him, fact. She left the scene, fact. She failed to appear for court twice in another city, fact. She was 45 minutes late to this hearing, fact. Oh wait, I forgot she called that makes it all better. Chewing gum, lying about a simple drug test, fact. No one said Mr. Johnson Jr was an angel. No one in this world is, but he is DEAD YOU INCOMPETENT FOOL! She is alive and spitting in the faces of the law and his family. Personally her own as well by lying to you all as well. But you should be used to that by now. That's why she's in Ohio right? You want to defend her? Then why hasn't any of her family sat in the courtroom with her? Where are you miss concerned? You want to sit here and type, that's easy. Or are you just gonna hide behind your WORDS. And you really need to watch how you phrase your "spew" it can backfire on you. Those less sophisticated might say no he lowered his standards to date her. I believe 'bottom of the barrel' would be the proper term.

kj the mick

say what u will. behind screen names..that fact of the matter is my brother is dead and she is responsible . as for the slanderous comments on my brother ....GET A LIFE DONT PICK PICK ON SOMEONES THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THEM