Stop Picking on Ricky Turco

April 26, 2007 at 12:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Naomi Turco, Ricky Turco’s wife, wants Lincolnites to stop picking on him:

Ricky Turco and I would like it if people would leave us alone. Ricky has gotten many death threats since the night of the accident. People destroyed our nonworking 1988 Chevy Camaro, broke windows in our house and sent hate and rude letters in the mail. Many people are talking bad about him in the paper and on the news.

Everyone that is doing this needs to stop because you don’t know him. He feels bad about what happened to Megan Churchill and to the other passengers that were in the car at that time. He knows that what he did was stupid.

The reason I know all of this about him is because I’m his wife, and I’ve lived with all of this every day. Everyone will do something stupid once in their life. Ricky has remorse and sadness about all of this, he does show it, it’s just no one sees it or wants to. We are very angry with the paper at this time, because they wrote three articles about Ricky with our address.

What is everyone going to say or do when he gets out of jail if he ends up going?

Naomi R. Turco, Lincoln

Ms. Turco is correct about two things: the death threats, property destruction, and other shenanigans need to stop; and her husband is stupid.

Ricky Turco is stupid because by driving dangerously he killed a young woman. Then he had the cojones to claim he “technically ... didn’t kill anybody”, and he followed that up by driving illegally just days later.

I may not know your husband personally, Ms. Turco, but I know stupidity when I see it.

[Edited 2007-04-26 14:30 to add: Ricky Turco’s attorney agrees.]

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Karin April 26, 2007 at 1:51pm

I don’t really agree with the Journal Star posting the address (though it wouldn’t be hard to find anyway).

This sentence is in really bad taste, though - “Everyone will do something stupid once in their life.”

True- but most people don’t cause the death of another person. I’m sure he feels bad, but sheesh.

This whole mess would make a great stay in school campaign, wouldn’t it?

Dave K April 26, 2007 at 2:35pm

He deserves it.  Unfortunately, his wife is collateral damage.  I call this Southside Justice, for a couple of incidents that happened a few years ago on the south side of Chicago.  In one of those cases, a drunk driver who killed a couple of kids while they played in their yards was dragged out of his car and beaten to death.  Now, I’m not saying this should be done, or that it should be acceptable, but it is deserved.  It’s better than the slap on the wrist he’s going to get from the justice system.

Fletch April 26, 2007 at 2:37pm

Stupid is getting caught for MIP or something like that in college. Killing someone (alledgedly) by driving in such a way takes stupid to new levels. I don’t condone people trashing their house or property in any way.

Stupid is also talking about it in the newspaper and claiming that it was just one of those things. You’d have to try very hard to lose as many points as he’s lost already. That boy will never get a license at this rate. And within days after the accident, driving again is just stupid and then some. Take the bus. Take a cab. Get a bike. You made the bed, now lie in it.

I’ve driven for 25 years, and haven’t had more than 2 minor speeding violations. Driving’s really not that hard if you pay attention and follow the rules. Stupid is as stupid does. But leave the family alone and let the courts decide his fate.

Karin April 26, 2007 at 4:18pm

You know what really bugs me about all this is the attitude that the laws don’t apply to him, and everyone does it, so who cares? I also love where he says he’s a great driver- just ask his friends!

Honestly, I just find it so hard to believe that anyone is *that* dumb.

bossyboss April 26, 2007 at 5:56pm

Unfortunately there are people who are *that* dumb and there seem to be more of them all the time.  Did his wife REALLY think he’s sorry about what happened.  People who are sorry about what they caused to happened make sure there is no way ANYTHING they do could remotely be seen as not being careful.
“Poor little Ricky” my foot.

Fletch April 26, 2007 at 8:00pm

And why is he already married at age 17?

Andrew April 26, 2007 at 9:59pm

From the LJS:

“In all, Turco has four open criminal cases and a traffic ticket pending. In the past six months, he has paid hundreds of dollars in fines on other traffic tickets. He

meatball April 27, 2007 at 2:46pm

He’s 17. Married. With child. A dropout. Pays hundreds of dollars in fines. Where’s he get his money? Where does he get his cars? Who’s his enabler? Primarily his mother I would guess. And from some of her comments, it’s not too surprising he’s in this situation. Not to put all the blame on her, but she gets a bunch of it IMO.

Chris April 30, 2007 at 4:53pm

Rumor has it that his “wife” won a large sum in some lawsuit.  So that’s where Turco gets the money to pay all the fines and buy more cars after the wrecks. 

He needs to be institutionalized based on his track record.  He’s unsafe to be left in public.

Kelly May 5, 2007 at 10:17pm

Mrs. Turco,
Many people have no sympathy for your husband. He has made public statements in which he comments that he feels he has done nothing wrong. I don’t know what your motive is for standing by someone who clearly has no sense of responsibility to anyone for anything. I strongly agree that you are enabling his behavior and should seek help for this, in the end you are not helping him. My second question is does Mr. Turco have drug/alcohol issues? This does not relieve him of his responsibility to be a law abiding citizen. If he has issues with competancy I again agree that the bail money he, or someone has spent could have better served him being put toward evaluating and treating whatever issues he has.  I feel for you and your child but at the same time you have chosen this situation by being married to a man who failes to put his wife and child’s happiness, safety and well-being before anything else. YOU have choices too Mrs. Turco. I hope that someday you will value yourself and your child enough to see what is best for the both of you.

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