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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What difference does that make?
Actually, if your wife invites someone in and you don't want them there, there's not a damn thing you can (legally) do about it.
AND she doesn't need to be on the deed or lease. If she lives there she can invite anyone she wants in.
Now, the same may or may not apply to a 17 year old daughter, depending on what state you live in.
You have the result (kid paralyzed) and you have the intent (dad had already beat him near death with the pool cue).
Gonna be pretty dang hard to make this out to be anything near accidental. (Oh, ya know, I was opening my desk drawer and the gun fell out. It bounced up and down and fired four times...)
I guess he could plead whatever it is that men plead when they catch their wife in bed with another man and kill one or both of them. But then that just highlights my contention that this man is to freakin’ involved in his daughter’s sex life. I do believe he should teach her to be chaste until marriage, but he is acting like a spurned lover—which he may well be. This has the stink of an incestuous infatuation.
You're right it varies from state to state, but AFAIK, if you have a right of possession (as a resident does), you can invite others onto the property.
This came up when my uncle had a tenant that rented some warehouse space from him. The tenant had a non-exclusive right to use XXXX square feet of the warehouse. The tenant failed to pay rent and before the right-to-cure period expired, contracted to have movers come and get his stuff. My uncle asked the police if he could prohibit the movers from coming even though the tenant technically still had a right to be there. Their response: Nope, as long as the tenant has a right to be there, he can grant anyone else permission to be there, including the movers.
what is the age of consent in Arkansas?
16. No, I didn't know it. I had to look it up.
I agree. But that's not the point.
#1. She's not a woman -- she's 17.
#2. Who said anything about her father hitting her? (The mother should do it! LOL... just kidding.) But seriously, unless she was being raped (in which case the shooting is deserved,) daughters should be held responsible for their fair share of the action.
#3. What time on Tuesday did this take place? Someone mentioned the "middle of the night" , but the article does not say that.
#4. Were they dressed, undressed, or partially dressed/undressed?
There is a lot of information missing here, and many of us are just filling in those blanks.
I think the beating was probably deserved. The shooting was stupid. Not so much because he paralyzed the boy, but because you have to be a damn idiot to shoot through a CLOSED door when YOUR DAUGHTER is standing on the other side!! It's fools like him who give anti-gun nuts a leg to stand on.
Besides, if you're going to kill the boy, there are better ways to do it right, not hot-headed and half-assed.
PS - The boyfriend, who was 19, could have been charged with statutory rape. Instead, he is now the victim, and the dad is charged with a felony. Stupid.
If you want to ban him from seeing your daughter fine... plenty of girls out there. Want to call me up and arrange a sit down with BOTH kids and tell them the error of their way...even better.
Parents should present a united front.
If you want to go to the knife with my kin, then by all means you better learn to eat your breakfast running, because I will be hunting you down.
Oh and if you get caught by the law before I get you, take note that my son's Mother and Uncles are corrections officers, so dont expect to have a real comfy time inside.
And when you are inside, my daughters will be seeing to your daughter on the outside too.
It's time for the girls to stand and take responsibility for their actions.
Yeah, no kidding. I so LOVE the righteous hatred towards that 19 year old kid that will never walk again. Sheesh, how startling, a teen boy and girl foolin' around. I guess if you get caught you should be brutally beaten and permanently damaged. I wonder if any "he deserved it" crowd have ever considered that their own kids probably do the exact same thing as the poor guy in this article. Heck, I wonder if any of them ever did this stuff themselves when they were younger? According to them, never! They were all virgins when they got married and only have sex to procreate.
Nope. Arkansas age of consent is 16.
You might have a happier life if you quit worrying about your daughter's boy friend or the neighbor kids beating you up.
Better keep that firearm handy though, just in case.
Depends on whether the boy friend's clothes were on or off...
I suspect daughter has absolutely no respect for dad any more. Basically, he almost killed her.
“I’m not going to comdemn him for it, but I’m not going to endorse it either.”
If you’re a father I simply cannot see how you can’t help but condemn a father who blindly shoots through a door into a room where his daughter is standing. Would you really do that????
“You going to offer him a beer and say thanks for F#$%ing my daughter?”
Once again, there are numerous options between thanking him and and paralyzing him with a shot that just as easily could have hit your daughter. If you can’t see that, you’re hopeless.
“PS - The boyfriend, who was 19, could have been charged with statutory rape. Instead, he is now the victim, and the dad is charged with a felony. Stupid.”
Read the posts. This is NOT statutory rape in Arkansas, nor is it in many other states, including mine.
If your daughters are normal teenage girls, they’ve done most of the things YOU did in high school and maybe even a few you didn’t know about. You know, making out and petting, maybe even more. Possibly more. Probably more.
That’s if they are normal.
But maybe they are, as you insist, abnormal.
Get your head out of the sand.
Face the facts of life.
Why did “Baby Elephant Walk” pop into my head?
Premeditation would be going to the room armed intending to kill Guzman. Not running to get a gun after a possible alleged assault and subequent barricade.
All teenagers weren’t that way when I was younger and aren’t that way now. Don’t attempt to disparage all of society because of what popular culture demands or whatever raunchy life you may have lead.
I had fun as a teenager but still lived a life of moral decency because of the way my parents raised me. I’m raising my girls (and boys) in a similar fashion. There are no surprises because I know where they are at all times, who they are with and what they are doing.
Per the entire article, Guzman initated the assualt of Reed, and Guzman had been forbidden to enter the house without an adult present. The daughter is not an adult and has no right to change the rules set by the father, who is the homeowner.
Where does it say that? The article says he beat him with a pool cue and made him bleed, not that Guzman was "near death".
The exxaggerations and presumptions here are amazing.
Lets wait and see where the bullet holes are in the door. Reed says he did not shoot into the room but up and down at the top and bottom of the door.
They just didn't get caught.
Ouch @ the application
I've never liked worrying. That is ONE reason I own firearms.
My take on this story is that the entire household was (probably) pretty dammed dysfunctional and that makes another decrease in sources of worry for me. My daughter seems to have her head screwed on pretty straight at this point, which is remarkable taking into account her parents. ;-)
I totally agree. I thought that terrorism had to have some sort of political component.
Glad to hear you have that last perfect kids because of YOUR doing!
And you’ll be the one with the biggest shock if something happens...
Yep, kids experiment with tobacco, alcohol, dope, sex and other things. Not all, nor with all.
But those experimentations are normal behavior.
There appear to be vicious ,would-be murderers hiding among us Freepers; they sound like the honor killing condemned elsewhere.Such fathers that feel their daughters are their property to be guarded like a prize filly until daddy arranges a suitable mating. The passion is all about the fathers’ sense of possession-”you deserve to die because you sullied MY daughter”;I wonder how many of these posters boasting of their readiness to kill were virgins on their wedding day?
I don’t know what kind of regrets you have over your behavior as a young person, but it shows.
There are “good girls” and “good guys” out there and it’s not by accident.
Laugh all you like and call me naive. I know what I’m doing and how I’m raising my kids. It’s too bad you have such a cynical view of our society and human nature.
No argument here. Any of the firearms instructors/advisors I've ever had would blow a gasket at the suggestion of firing blind into an area where "friendlies" are.
I hope no one comes away with the idea I think this guy is some kind of hero; I don't think that at all -- but I also don't think he should do a life stretch for this. He should have handled it a heck of a lot better, I'd like to think I would, but I don't think I could vote guilty if I were on the jury, unless the charge was reckless endangerment or if it came out that he told some one before he ever got the the house something like "If her boyfriend is there, I'm gonna kill the sumb!+ch..." -- that's a whole different kettle of fish.
Realizing what normal behavior is ain’t cynical.
And although there is only one first time for everything, I’m not sure that smoking a cigarette or joint, drinking a beer, or losing viriginity before marriage scars one for life or not doing any of those things really makes one any better in anything.
But it does give the holier than thou types something to boast about.
Shooting through the door, he could have just as easily plugged his daughter an accidental honor killing.
LOL. Nice to have the voice of experience speaking here. :-)
To quote Dave Ramsey, "Experience is what lets you look at a situation, and see what STUPID looks like.
Another good quote here is,
Some people can learn by reading. Others can learn by watching. But there are always a few that just have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
“...then decided to go get a different deadly weapon...”
Well obviously the first one didn’t work well enough...
I may have taken a bit of literary license, but believe me, the burden of proof has shifted... and not in daddyos’s favor.
I thought the same thing.
The father had already warned this boy NOT to arrive attended. The Father is the home owner, the boy knew this all to well, thus why he hid his car down the road.
In the real world, this kid was trespassing on more than one level. I highly doubt the home ownership had the girls name on it.
Terrorist? Sounds strange.
I don't think he has his head in the sand, and I do believe he knows his daughter better than you can imagine. My sister was the cut of the same cloth. You can suggest otherwise, of course, but you're in no position to know the truth. Truth based on statistics are a poor way to judge in individual cases.
I have been patiently waiting for the parallel to be drawn with sharia honor killing.
Michelle Phillips' Londonistan describes the widespread arranged marriage with associated honor killing as part of the sharia package vis-a-vis the muslim enclaves of Britain's urban centers.
The father owns the daughter and would think nothing of killing her should she defy his will thus bringing dishonor on the family.
voir dire would bar you, unless you lied
Ok being a father of a daughter, I would be the type to grant some considerable leeway before judging this man for his actions here. But he lost me at the gunfire. I mean, your DAUGHTER is on the other side of a door, and you’re firing off rounds?! What a nutjob. It’s tragic all the way around, but he’ll get what he deserves by going to jail. Not that I have a lot of sympathy for the kid he shot.