LIVE VIDEO: Billy Lane Addresses The Court And Sentencing.

The Live Video Feed of the full Court proceedings was removed at 11.30 am USA EST after Billy Lane sentencing. These 2 videos are the taped segments of:

1- Billy Lane addressing the Court before sentencing (this page).
2- Circuit Judge Robert Burger announcing sentencing (following page after you make the jump by clicking on blue link under 1st video).

(These 2 videos starting automatically you will have to mute the 1st video to listen to the second one).

Judge Robert Burger announcing sentencing.

Zipper's

39 Responses to “LIVE VIDEO: Billy Lane Addresses The Court And Sentencing.”


  1. 1 LORI Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    THanks for lettin us see this i am so sad about all of this and speaking for billy i am SURE he is also ,billy is a wounderful person i have known him for many years we all make MISTAKES and this is one he will never forget nightmares of it all ,,,,,be well billy we are still here for you and support you …

  2. 2 bob Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    wow.
    6 years.
    thats a long time.
    but some will say not long enough.

    the whole thing sucks.

    one man dead.

    one man locked up.

    it all could have been avoided.

    live and learn people.

    live and learn.

  3. 3 rebel Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    very sobering

  4. 4 VANESSA LYNN Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    How very sad this whole thing was, 2 lives have had dramatic change. I am so sorry for both families. Best wishes for them all. Good Luck Billy, you still have your whole life ahead of you. Your time in jail will come to an end and there is light at the end of your tunnel. God Bless.

  5. 5 A 1 cycles Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    al you nay sayers saying he was going to walk….what do you say now? he will do his time and will come out a better man, will doing 6 years help anybody? no, but it will keep the public happy

  6. 6 FUJI Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    A sober assessment of the situation,

    The man stood tall.

    My admiration of his true charactor.

  7. 7 Gunner Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    probably get appealed and lowered

  8. 8 Chopper Guy Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I don’t see the video or the sentence. The sentence is 6 years to serve? No realistic appeal when you plea or plead no contest. Court has discretion up to the maximum allowed by law.

  9. 9 Doug sick boy Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Billy was always great to me. I feel bad for anyone that this happens to. We have all done stupid stuff some got lucky and others didn’t. I hope the best for him, and so does all of my friends.

  10. 10 Steve Carr Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I agree with A-1. There are no winners here, He has to do time, if he were let off with any less, it would send the wrong example to the masses.

    But dont think for one minute he will serve 6 yrs, He is not a bad guy, he just made a mistake, although a huge mistake, it was just that, a mistake, and it cost him, as it would any one of us that makes that same mistake.

    None of us are immune to making mistakes, or even accidents, we are all just human and we learn from our mistakes, well most of us do anyway. We all have done similar things in the past, the difference is, well, but by the grace of god, nothing bad happened to us like what happend to Billy.

    I wish Billy the best, I dont know him personally, and I am not judging him what so ever. Remove the aspect of the name “Billy Lane” and insert “John Doe”, the outcome would be the same.

  11. 11 Cochise Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    How many years did NFL player Donte Stalworth get?

    Now I guess all the haters can RIP.

  12. 12 Chopper Kid Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I agree with you Steve.
    Now that Billy knows what he has to do, hope he can make the best of it and maybe write some books or learn whatever he hasn’t had the time to learn.
    You know continue on and not go into depression.
    Hold steady.

  13. 13 BIG SEAN Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    all haters, shut the f up

  14. 14 Mike Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Steve Carr,

    I agree that he made a mistake, but what do you call “bad”? I’d say someone who shows no respect for their fellow man is a bad person, no?

    As for “no winners here”… you are largely right, but prison is about paying your debt to society. If we say that everyone who is in prison because of things that were mistakes, then we’re only punishing people with intent. What about people who should have known better, like parents who leave their kids in a hot car and the kids die? Mistakes, yes, but as adults we have a responsibility to know better.

    Regarding “we have all done similiar things in the past”, if you have, then you ought to think about your character and your maturity. You’ve driven drunk and recklessly? I haven’t. I couldn’t be in Billy’s shoes – you know why? Because when I am shitfaced I don’t drive. It’s simple and 100% effective. Driving drunk is about stupidity and selfishness. I’m not stupid and I try not to be selfish so I don’t do it, ergo I don’t have to worry about spending 6 years in jail for killing someone in a DUI.

    I suggest those who feel this could have been any of us do the same (meaning try not driving when you are drunk).

  15. 15 Jeff Nicklus Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Mike,

    I think what Steve is saying is that “there by the Gace of God go I” ….. we have all fucked up and anyone who tells you different is either Jesus Christ or a liar. Some of us fuck up on a lesser level some on a larger level. You do not drink and drive ….. good for you …. neither do I, however, God forbid you or I or anyone else could be a victim of a drunk driver …. then where would you be?

    Billy fucked up and now he will pay for it. I have known Billy for over 15 years and I like him and I believe Billy is a good person deep down inside. I am sure this has torn at his heart everyday and I have no doubt that if he could turn the situation around he would do so in a heart beat. Don’t get me wrong, Billy deserves what he has received and I agree with Steve that he will not do 6 years total …. I expect he will be paroled to his probation in 2-3 years and that is only fair.

    Again, I wish all well in this matter and hopefully everyone can rest easier tonight.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  16. 16 Chris Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Fuji…………..Yeah Billy stood tall (behind his gang of lawyers), after cutting his hair, and “changing” his “life’s” style…………….It only took 3 years of BS to finally get to today’s sentencing. 6 years is better then the 9 he could have gotten and is a far cry from the max of 15, that most “regular” folks would have received, but Gerald Morelock’s gonna be dead forever. Save your admiration for a real “hero” because BL not even close.

  17. 17 FUJI Aug 14th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Chris: ——- Read what I said with [ Breaking News. Billy Lane Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison. }

    Today I found a new/differant respect for Billy ” that I didn’t have before”

    He proved to me that he could stand up like a man and take what was handed to him.. I didn’t say that I condoned his actions previous to the incident nor did I say that I was a fan of his IF YOU WILL in any way.

    In fact I have been around Billy in the past and always kept my distance for my own reasons.
    I did not know the man on a personal level like others. Billy set a first impression with me so I kept my distance untill that image is/was changed. Today it was

    That is not saying that because I ahave an impression, others should feal the same

    .

  18. 18 jib jab Aug 14th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    this guy skated big time. he committed murder. 6 years??? what a joke! i wonder how his victims family feels. in california and many other states he would have been convicted of first degree murder and gotten life.

  19. 19 FUJI Aug 14th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    jib jab

    Did you get your name in prison when some one told you that they like the cut of your ” jib and wanted to jab you.

  20. 20 rainbowwarrior24 Aug 14th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I am not a hater. Justice prevailed somewhat. Hiding behind a bunch of high priced lawyers with a haircut is not standing tall. Glad BL could not buy his way out of this crime.

  21. 21 Brett Aug 14th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    so, Leonard Little, St. Louis Rams DE, runs a red light while drunk & kills a woman, gets 1 week in jail & 5 years probation, doesn’t lose his DL & when the probation is up, he gets the felony removed from his record.

    Donte Stallworth, Cleveland Browns WR, is drunk, kills a pedestrian who walked in front of him & gets 30 days in jail & loses his DL for life & gets suspended from the NFL for 1 year.

    Billy Lane is drunk, gets in an accident, kills someone & goes to prison for 6 years, with 3 years probation & loses his DL for life.

    The Blind eyes of Justice. Everyone is equal, yeah right.

  22. 22 Thomas Aug 14th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Dante Stallworth of the Cleveland Browns in Florida this year killed a pedestrain , he had pot and was legally drunk. Same crime as Billy , vehicular homicide He got 30 days in jail and is suspended from he NFL for one year . Same crime .same state, whats up America selective punishment this is not a country where justice is equal. Whats next ,round up people that are not liked and put them in concentration camps. Fair country my ass.

  23. 23 Roadside Marty Aug 14th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    From one Flroida brother to another STAY STRONG!!!!!

  24. 24 FUJI Aug 14th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Life is never fair.

    The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say and or do the right thing.

  25. 25 Brett Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Actually Stallworth plead guilty to DUI Manslaughter, which I believe is a “worse” crime????

  26. 26 T-NEG ARMAGEDDON CUSTOM M/C PARTS Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    WILL I LOOK AT IT A LIITTLE DIFFERENT I THINK IT SUCKS. BILLY COULD HAVE DONE A LOT FOR OUR KIDS,TEANAGERS & ADULTS BY HAVING TO SPEAK AT ALL THE RALLY’S, SCHOOL IN ALL THE AREAS HE TRAVELS. HAVING TO DO THIS FOR 10 TO 15 YRS WOULD HAVE DONE ALOT FOR EVERYONE. YOU MUST PUNISH ACARDINGLY TO FIT THE PRESON EXPRESSLY IF HE NOT EVIL OR DANGEREST. I LOST ABOUT 10 OF MY FRIENDS TO DRIVERS THAT WERE SOBER AREADY THIS YEAR. THEIR WALKING THE STREETS WITH NO MORE THAN A SLAP ON THE BACK OF THE HAND. NOW THAT IS FUCKING BULLSHIT. THEY ARE QUICK FIND BLAME WHEN YOU’VE BEEN DRINKING, BUT IT OK IF YOU ARE SOBER TO KILL BIKERS. MY BLESSING GOES AT TO BOTH FAMILIES. BILLY HANG IN THERE WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ONE HELL OF GUY AND WE LOVE BRO. LARRY,S WATCHING OVER YOU. GOD BLESS T-NEG

  27. 27 marilyn Aug 14th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I’m sure he has learned a hard lesson & will prosper…. hopefully mentor, and help others in the process. very very sad….. i’m sure he has to deal with alot being a biker, hitting a scooter & killing the rider…he’d be much better off in society as a educator and raising awareness. What a waste!

  28. 28 tako Aug 14th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    first of all to everyone out there, my thoughts go out to the family for thier loss (THE MORELOCKS) second what some people forget is that billy will be out in less than six years. i think that the sentance was reasonable considering , just prior to this horrific accident that left a family fatherless, a parent to loss thier son before his time. and a loss of a friend to many for ever, with nothing but memories! billy lane was arrested and charged with dui about a few months before the horrific accident, for driving drunk down a street the wrong way. there is a pattern here. anybody that knows billy or is honest enough to admit the truth knows he was ALWAYS drunk . it was just a matter of time. an accident it was!!! but how many times are you going to test the waters before it bites you in the ass. unfortunatly it was at someone elses expense. i wish that people took responsability weather they are a normal average person(MAILMAN , BARBER , BIKE BUILDER) as for dante stallworth, he walked away he took a plea and basically paid off the family. letsc not forget the facts are differant in his case, he struck someone who was crossing illegaly on the causway. billy illegaly crossed a double yellow line to pass a vehical in front of him, at that point stricking the victom. alot more at fault than d.stallworth, but with the same tragic end. when billy gets out his life will continue, i hope he vaues his life more the next chance he gets, at that point everybody elses life will be safer

  29. 29 rainbowwarrior24 Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I respectfully disagree with A-1 Cycles. I am confident that he would have felt a little differently had it been his brother or son who was killed. Look at this way it could have been 15 years instead of 6 years. I hardly think BL’s story would be a role model for any young kid to follow. He only got a haircut and covered the tattoos up to look good for court……..the advise of a overpaid lawyer. I also think it is wrong to assume one is a hater because one wanted to see justice applied to a criminal.

  30. 30 fedupinkansas Aug 14th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! This is bullshit. Donte Stallworth “PRO ATHLETE” does the exact same thing and doesn’t even get a year. I’m not saying that what Billy did was OK but this justice or should I say injustice system makes me sick. Equal punishment for the same crime.

  31. 31 Katmandu Aug 14th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Billy remains one of us, period.
    He has been living this nightmare for three years now, paid off the family Morelock, lost all his money, admitted his guilt, took his lumps (listened to more bullshit from stupid people than any of us ever would) and will now spend five point two months incarcerated. That’s eight years, and big, big dollars in restitution so far, and let us not forget he has the moral sentencing in his own head and on his heart until the day HE dies that he fucked up.
    Cast a stone, all ye saints, I dare ya.

  32. 32 Yippie Aug 15th, 2009 at 6:25 am

    God Bless America! The court system is not and has never been truly “fair” Give it a rest all you haters, Billy Lane has lost all his possessions, his license, 6 years of his life, and has accepted a lifetime heavy load on his conscience for being responsible for someones death. I feel sorry for the family of the victim, and I know money does not replace a loved one however, truth be told they have been compensated monetarily alot more than many victims families. What is the saying? YE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.

  33. 33 mpm Aug 15th, 2009 at 7:35 am

    the few times i met billy lane at trade shows and mc events the guy was arrogant, drunk and basically an asshole. thats what happens when you get a little popularity and start makin some money sellin junk parts that don’t fit. i,ve been in this business for 20 years and it’s full of no talent, got lucky jerks just like him who know just enough to talk the talk. at one show i was at his bike burnt to the ground from wiring problem i seen him alter a gas tank and forget to put in a bung to fill it up. it dont take a lot of talent to but a part alter somewhat and call it custom it also ain’t hard to draw a picture or better yet take someone elses idea alter it take it to a machine shop and have it made. he doesn’t make those footpegs himself he don’t know how to run the machine. but he knows how to drink and be beligerant.when i got busted years ago i did my time and didn’t hide behind a crew of lawyers the only thing this guy did is try evrything he could to get out of it so he could continue to party. for once in his life he has to account for results of his actions. do your time and quit snivelin.get out and do a better job than you did before then we will measure your manhood.

  34. 34 Kevin "TEACH" Baas Aug 15th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moerlock family and Billy as well. What happened is something no one would ever hope to have happen. I spent time at Billy’s with one of my students for the last Biker Build off episode, he was kind enough to invite us out and treated us with nothing but respect and was interested in seeing my student learn a few techniques and have a good experience there. Working with kids I know how they idolize him and I know he will use this tragedy to try and help spread the word and his story on the effects of what has happened with this accident. I know that after his prison term is over that he will work hard to try and make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

  35. 35 EDDIE ENNIS Aug 15th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I HAVE KNOWN BILLY FOR ABOUT 4 YRS I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND HIM TO BE A CLASS GUY . WHETHER 1ON1 OR IN A CROWD .THE MAN MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE FOR WHICH HE HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO PAY DEARLY FOR HIS LACK OF JUDGEMENT. THIS SAID MY CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS FAMILY BUT TO THE REST OF YOU PERFECT PEOPLE GET A LIFE YOU ARE THE PEOPLE WHO THINK ORANGE COUNTY CRAPPERS ARE BIKE BUILDERS. AT AGE 70 MY ONLY HOPE IS TO BILLY ON THE STREET WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. EDDIE ENNIS PHILA- PORT ORANGE

  36. 36 G-string Aug 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    First this is about life, Billy took a life while intoxicated, his resources weren’t as vast as a multi-millionaire football players plus this country has developed double standards when it comes to the race issue, reverse discrimination is the status quote these days.. they both took a life, common sense says the sentence should be the same, or as one put it the Black guy should of got “Life”..Thats not how it works anymore in America. White liberals , black activists have got America scared and playing the “N” card and flashing some “Cash” gets you places in todays America..If everyone wants equality it should start to be practiced at some point in this country…

    Billy chose to drive while drunk, he is paying a price, if it is just it’s not for me to say, the Black guy chose to do the same, is it fair he had money and the color of his skin may have got him a lesser sentence, Again I can only express an opinion and the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the White race for letting this happen..When kindness and chairity is given and recieved with humble appreciation it is a blessing, when it is expected and demanded and turned against the giver it is a travisty..Some will call this racist, racisim is a 2 way street..I respect a man or woman who pays their own way regardless of there skin color. The majority of Blacks are just as racist as whites or latino or what ever… Respecting a life is a good first step…

  37. 37 Conrad Nicklus Aug 16th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Well, Ill tell what I feel on this. Billy is a good friend and has been since the day I met him with Jesse when I was 12. Great guy who made some bad choices in life, who has’nt? He killed someone, he has to live with that the rest of his life. I dotn feel that taking a life is worth jail time in the long run because Billy, being the truly compasionate person he is, will live with it forever. This tears him up every second of every day and now he is in jail for 6 years ( possibly 3 with good time and parole) no license once he is out and 3 years probation. I feel for him , his parents and the victims family as well.

    See you when you are out brother, stay strong in there and draw up some ideas for when you are out and capable of using your talent once again.,

    Conrad

  38. 38 Nads Aug 19th, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Sad. Billy showed true character though. I wish all involved the best in the future, and I know that when Billy’s free he’ll build some amazing stuff.

  39. 39 lyfsux Aug 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Billy had a history of drinking related problems long before he killed anyone…
    Alcoholism is a disease a progressive disease that always has serious cosequences if not treated. There are no winners only losers with this disease on both sides. It does not make him a bad person just another statistic along with the person that died… I don’t know what the answer is… Tougher laws don’t seem to work… Some people just don’t get it before it’s too late… A friend of Bill W.

Comments are currently closed.
S&S
S&S
S&S
Barnett
Affliction Holdings, LLC

Socialize

Facebook Google+ Twitter