Skip to comments.Dad beats, shoots and paralyzes Teen daughters lover
Posted on 08/02/2007 10:03:39 AM PDT by Serious Capitalist
BENTONVILLE -- The father of a 17-year-old girl found his daughter's boyfriend hiding inside her bedroom closet Tuesday, beat him bloody with a pool stick, then left the room to fetch a gun. The daughter and boyfriend blocked the door with a dresser, so the father shot through the closed door, hitting the boyfriend in the back and paralyzing him, police said.
George David Reed, 48, posted a $150,000 bond and was freed from jail Wednesday afternoon as Michael Austin Guzman, 19, underwent surgery to treat a bullet lodged in his spinal cord.
Three of Guzman's vertebrae are fractured and doctors don't expect him to regain feeling or mobility below his waist, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday after Reed's bond hearing. He was still in surgery Wednesday evening in Joplin's Freeman Health System, according to an intensive care nurse.
Benton County Circuit Judge Xollie Duncan set the bond Wednesday based on a request from Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Wilkinson. Reed was arrested on suspicion of a felony terroristic act, the most serious type of felony aside from capital murder, punishable by up to life in prison. He was also arrested on a charge of felony first-degree battery.
Defense attorney W.H. Taylor, who spent the morning consulting with his client at the jail, did not object to the bond. Reed is to be arraigned Sept. 10 before Circuit Judge David Clinger.
Taylor said that Reed has three children and lives with his wife, Sharon, at 13569 Vaughn Road near Highfill. Reed has been in Northwest Arkansas since 1962, owns a farm and rental properties, and has operated a moving and storage business since 1983.
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Maybe the 19 y/o man should have listen to the father of the 17 old kid. Too bad for Guzman, perhaps he learned his lesson.
"I'm still missing you...but my aim's getting better"?
This is just plain sad. Completely uncalled for.
Actions have serious and long lasting consequences as an adult (girl’s father) should have known. Worse, the fact that the father then went and got the gun and came back puts him into a premeditated mode. Very bad decision.
Finally, what is God’s name was he shooting through the door into the room where his daughter was also? This is beyond stupid. What if it had been his daughter he paralyzed, or killed? Or was he going after both of them?
That is freakin’ great! LOL!
OK , so it’s all the guy’s fault. The daughter sneaks in a guy, does the stuff and has him hide in her closet, and the guy is getting beaten black and blue for it? This is the feminist mindset , girls innocent and pure like the wind driven snow and boys the vicious predatory wolves.
I have a real problem with this.
There are plenty of laws the guy broke, why would a terrorism statute apply?
I consider this to be abuse of the anti-terror laws, the very thing the moonbats have been shrieking about.
If you read the full article, this was a premeditated act by the father. He set up his daughter and her boyfriend to catch them in the act. He beat the boyfriend, refused to allow him to leave the house, then went into another room to get a gun and shot blindly into the closet.
The father should get the maximum punishment.
Obviously you have never been a father of a young girl.
Any charges being brought on the boyfriend? He’s 19, she’s 17. They “fell asleep” on the bed. She was adjusting her clothes when the father came in the room. That’s almost enough cause for the father to plead insanity. Shoot, not saying the father was right, but I’d be ticked too.
Or started with the gun
I'd expect him to have much, much better aim and be able to get off a head shot.
I understand that the politically correct thing to do is say, "gosh, shooting a boy you find in your daughter's closet is overreaction." But....
Look, if you are hiding in the closet, you KNOW what you are doing is wrong. What do you expect is going to happen? I've been to this town in AR, trust me when I say it is not a "let's just hug out this problem" kind of place. Great people, good food, but not exactly a hippie, trippy, touchy-feelie kind of vibe.
The guy won’t end up being his son-in-law, but he will be Dad’s financial dependent for the rest of his life.
When you’re being a dumbass and shooting through a closed door, its kind of hard to have good aim.
No the girl is not innocent. BUT any boy should know that if sneaks into a girls home a beating is the best he can hope for if gets caught by her Daddy. Maybe that would cause him to cool his jets a little.
What pray tell is a felony terroristic act and why would you charge a father in a mad fit of rage with it?
That is one problem I have with Congress and State Legislatures coming up with new crimes when they are trying to look tough on crime or look proactive, the Prosecutors trying to look tough on crime just have to find somebody to charge with these new crimes.
These Prosecutors are just like a kid with a new toy.
Dou you mean Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown"
Sundown ya better take care / If I find you been creepin round my back stairs
Plus, "Lucy" has some 'splaining to do.