Belmont woman admits to taking prescription drugs, texting before deadly crash

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Belinda Strange Hudspeth, 45, of Gastonia

BELMONT, N.C. — A Belmont woman will spend the next 14 years in prison after admitting to taking prescription drugs and texting right before she hit and killed a man in a February wreck. 

Belinda Hudspeth, 45, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and the prosecution, in exchange, dropped the traffic charges against her, according to WSOC.

Hudspeth admitted she was under the influence of Prozac and another prescription drug when she got behind the wheel in February.

She was also texting when she ran off of the road and hit 75-year-old Lavon Ramsey.

Ramsey had just stepped outside of her home in north Belmont.

Source: WSOC


  • David Hedgecock

    Well, it took a while ;;;but her life’s sins finally caught up with her and now she’s paying dearly. She has been kicking the can down the road, denying her conscience that tried hard to get her to change her ways, but she liked the buz and the stupor too much to get straight her ways. When the cosmic order boomerang comes back around, and you’ve wasted your time, then it’s time to pay for your crime. There’s a lot of people that have thrown that boomerang out and God only knows when it’s going to come back around but when it wallops you, often you go down for the count. Just like the Wizard of Cosmic Boomerang says, it’s too late to slow down when you see the Blue Light Flashing in your rear View.

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