‘Why?’ Wife of pilot who crashed into Payson home may never find answers

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  • Paysonite Payson, UT
    Aug. 21, 2018 7:35 a.m.

    Alcohol was involved in this case and as it is so often associated with domestic violence, traffic accidents, and criminal activity. It’s a well known fact that the use of any amount of alcohol impairs judgement. Remove alcohol from society and incidents of domestic violence, etc. would drop drastically. It’s a shame that society continues to support the use of it.

  • Strider303 American Fork, UT
    Aug. 18, 2018 2:22 p.m.

    Tangential thought: just how successful are the court ordered "anger management" and other "therapeutic/behavioral changing" classes?

    We often read that they are part of sentencing for criminal actions, sometimes in lieu of jail time or fines or in this case a plea in abatement.

    Just wondering if they are worth the time and money.

  • RedRockUte St George, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 4:20 p.m.

    From the article:

    "I don't know what was in his head," Sandy Youd said Thursday. "I don't understand why and I never will."

    "Rhedd Youd became more agitated as they discussed an ongoing affair..."

    Don't understand? Really?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 2:45 p.m.

    Why? Look up adultery. 3 other news sources can give you that answer.

  • Don Bixby Centerville, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 1:20 p.m.

    It's so sad to hear of stories like this. People getting stressed out and having nowhere they feel they can turn to for help.

    As for the question of why, that part seems at least partly obvious - she was having an affair from what has been reported and hinted at in this article, and he started beating her up for it. He was arrested and decided that if he wanted to hurt her somehow, he had to go big.

    It doesn't explain the other part of the why, which is why he felt like he had nowhere else to go or that escalating it doesn't make it better. Drinking certainly doesn't de-escalate the situation.

    So sad.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 10:47 a.m.

    I can understand how this happened. Alcohol, an affair, fighting all day is a good precursor for something violent or bad to happen. Condolences to the famil in their loss.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 10:07 a.m.

    "Our society is approaching the point of lawlessness."

    No, violent and property crime is at all time lows.

    Despite the cries of the chicken littles, things are better than ever.

  • SLC Grandma Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 9:05 a.m.

    What they were having a violent argument about prior to this horrific act has not been discussed, to my knowledge, but that's her business to disclose or not. Emotions can run deep..love vs hate/rage..and can be sparked instantaneously. Best let the matter go, remember the good, and forget the bad.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Aug. 16, 2018 11:33 p.m.

    There is always a solution to every problem --- Some are good and some are bad --- apparently he felt this was the one to try.----- however in finding solutions we each need to explore as many solutions as we can and then pick out the best one that will work --- Not easily done when upset or alone with out counsel ---

    Aug. 16, 2018 11:16 p.m.


    To someone feeling stress and pain, especially in a domestic violence case, their only thought can often be to show their partner how much pain they are feeling and end that pain.

    Seems like he is remembered as a kind, generous, loving man which makes a little twisted sense because those who love greatly can also feel great pain which can overcome common sense.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Aug. 16, 2018 8:53 p.m.

    What a horrible criminal episode. Something must be done to take domestic violence seriously in our community so that incidents like as not repeated.

    Our society is approaching the point of lawlessness. As Abraham Lincoln famously stated "Whenever the vicious portion of the population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision stores, throw printing presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at pleasure, and with impunity; depend on it, this government cannot last."

    When even airplanes are being used as instruments of domestic violence, no reasonable person can deny that a crime wave is upon us. The warnings of Lincoln are not being heeded.

  • 2close2call Los Angeles, CA
    Aug. 16, 2018 8:34 p.m.

    "‘Why?’ Wife of pilot who crashed into Payson home may never find answers"

    Does not really matter if they ever find answers 'why?', as there really is no acceptable or reasonable answer for what he did.