Shianne Hill Pleaded Not Guilty to Assault on Elderly Neighbor

Stephen Ames Berry

In a June 6th appearance in Herkimer Village Court before Magistrate Robert L. DeCarlo, Shianne Hill pleaded Not Guilty to 3rd Degree Assault. Hill, 18, a recent Herkimer High graduate, was charged  in the unprovoked  May 18th attack on 63 year-old Herkimer blogger Linda Kaidan, who owns the house across the street from Joyce Bartons’ 333 Pleasant Avenue. Kaidan is a retired IBM and Oracle Corp. software developer.

Kaidan was challenging Joyce Barton’s gang-turf assertion that the public sidewalk  in front of 333 Pleasant Avenue is hers. Prior to crossing the street, Kaidan was warned on camera by a Barton family member to stay in her house, or else…

Herkimer's Shianne Hill about to old lady
Herkimer’s Shianne Hill (left) readying to attack 63 year-old grandmother.

Hill, a former Herkimer High School varsity soccer player and honor roll student, advised the Court that her only income is Supplement Security Income (SSI).

Hill was represented by her public defender and accompanied by her mentor Joyce Barton, of Herkimer’s Barton Gang, which has long dominated Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. Hill lived with the Bartons for many years. Shianne Hill is but one of several former innocents we’ve seen Joyce Barton sadistically  destroy under a false flag of concerned nurturing and friendship.

Joyce Barton Herkimer gang leader
5/18/18. Shianne Hill’s semi-adoptive mother and role model, Joyce Barton, amid false statements to Herkimer police regarding Hill’s unprovoked and cowardly attack on 63 year-old neighbor.

Hill was neatly groomed and soft-spoken. Her public defender noted that Hill has no prior record. The case was continued until June 27 at 1600, when an assistant district attorney will be present.

Shianne Hill’s SSI-Qualifying Disability Not Obvious 

Hill’s unspecified disability didn’t appeared to handicap her as she stalked and attacked her elderly neighbor. (Video below) Kaidan sustained a concussion, facial laceration and aggravation of her spinal osteoporosis, per hospital reports. Her hands were at her side when Hill punched her. Kaidan’s glasses were knocked from her face during the attack and stolen.

Shianne Hill Punching Elldery Woman
5.18.18 Shianne Hill punching elderly neighbor on public sidewalk n front of Joyce Barton’s 333 Pleasant Avenue, to amusement of Joyce Barton gang members. Kaidan’s hands were at her side when struck.
Herkimer's Shianne Hill Celebrates Attack on Old Lady
Shianne Hill and Joyce Barton Gang members gleefully celebrating Hill’s unprovoked attack on 63 year-old neighbor. (Hill, center, turquoise blouse.)

YouTube Age-Restricts “Violent and Graphic” Videos of Shianne Hill’s Attack

Because of the violent and graphic nature of Shianne Hill’s craven assault, YouTube initially age-restricted videos of the attack, which to date have had about 2,500 views on our popular Herkimer Crime channel.  YouTube said in an email to us that though the videos of Hill’s attack don’t violate their community standards, they’re not something they want kids and teens viewing. We disagreed, but YouTube is Google and will have its way.

(Note: 6/13: YouTube has dropped the age-restriction on the main video, but retained it on the shorter one. An appeal is pending.)

Here’s the main video:

Linda Kaidan is still recovering from the assault. We’ll be reporting on Shianne Hill’s case as it progresses.