Skip to comments.Floyd (VA) man pleads no contest in daughter's death, says demon possessed her
Posted on 06/07/2013 9:55:48 AM PDT by Perseverando
Eder Guzman-Rodriguez said he thought a demon had entered his 2-year-old daughter in November 2011, and that was why he punched and choked her to death.
FLOYD Eder Guzman-Rodriguez told police that his 2-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon, causing him to punch and choke her until she lay lifeless inside the familys home.
I didnt mean to kill the baby, Guzman-Rodriguez told police shortly after the incident in November 2011. I didnt mean to choke her.
Floyd County Commonwealths Attorney Stephanie Shortt read that quote in circuit court Monday after Guzman-Rodriguez pleaded no contest to first-degree murder.
Guzman-Rodriguez, 30, originally from Mexico, was sentenced to 20 years and 11 months for the murder of his daughter, Jocelyn. He was also originally charged with malicious wounding and felony child neglect, but those charges were dropped Monday morning as part of a plea agreement.
According to Shortts summary of the evidence, Guzman-Rodriguez told police that Jocelyn had a demon inside of her and that he had attempted to exorcise her of the demon. Jocelyns cause of death was manual asphyxiation, Shortt said.
Shortt said that on Nov. 23, 2011, the Floyd County Sheriffs Office received a call at 9:39 p.m. reporting the death of a child in the 100 block of Lance Drive. The first deputy who arrived saw several Hispanics holding Bibles standing on the deck of a mobile home, Shortt said.
Police found Guzman-Rodriguez and his wife, referred to in court as Carmen Nolazco, sitting on a couch in the living room, Shortt said. Nolazco was crying and had visible injuries to her face, head and chest, Shortt said.
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Where was the wife? From the article: (the wife)... "could not have prevented Jocelyns death because Guzman-Rodriguez had beaten, kicked and strangled his wife to the point of unconsciousness before he attacked his daughter."
Yeah he was illegal. After he serves his sentence he will be deported.
I hope he will be deported in a pine box or an urn.
I would like to see added to the immigration restrictions nobody with a hyphenated name can be admitted. I know all about the naming convention in Mexico but it just reeks pansy.
I’m betting the little girl “provoked” him by refusing to stop crying or something of the sort while he was beating her mother senseless.
To where? Houston?
One God, some others maybe, a Son, the Holy Spirit, Devils, Demons, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John... Snaketalk, calves, oils and statues... Who knows? Who reads the First Commandment anymore?
An exception please for Ms. Olivia Newton-John, if she isn’t already a resident.
It goes without saying that he is a “recent immigrant”. I don’t know what “real” Catholic doctrine is these days on demonic possession, but you have to be straight out of the third world with your original pair of pants still on to believe that there’s a devil in your two-year old and that you can beat it out of her.
Off hand, I’d say there really was a demon involved...
We still believe in the possibility of demonic possession, but if someone is possessed, you can't "beat the devil out of them." An exorcism by a priest authorized by his bishop to perform the exorcism is required. Authorization is usually given only after a psychiatric exam has ruled out mental illness.
I’m glad I used “and” instead of “or”. What little information I have about exorcism comes from dim memories of other people’s discussions of “The Exorcist”.