He used a Machete? No!!!!


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ProficientRifleman
June 19, 2006, 06:09 PM
This happened, obviously, because there are just too many handguns out there running around.

"Don't buy a gun....it'll only ADD to the violence!"
Sara Brady

Police: Man Fatally Slashes Son In Front Of Neighbors, Kills Wife

POSTED: 12:05 am EDT June 17, 2006
UPDATED: 1:29 pm EDT June 19, 2006

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- A 40-year-old disabled Army veteran is accused of slashing his 11-year-old son to death with a Samurai sword in front of neighbors and killing his wife inside a home in Lake Mary, according to police.

Witnesses said they saw the boy, Nico Duzant, stagger out of the home located on 484 Queensbridge Drive bleeding from the neck and wrists and his father, Franklyn Duzant, 40, allegedly chasing him with the weapon.

The father kept attacking the boy with the sword while he was on the ground and then ran into the house, according to the report.

The incident happened on the boy's 11th birthday, authorities said.

Artie Bourgeois, who lives next door to the Duzants, said neighbors watching the attack yelled at Duzant to stop.

"He then started chasing them with a machete. It's crazy," Bourgeois said.

When officers arrived at the house, they found the man's wife, Evangeline Duzant, 52, dead. She was killed with the same sword as her son, according to the report.

"Our job obviously is to find out how, why and just make some sense of this tragedy ," Seminole County Sheirff Don Eslinger said. "It is just absolutely horrific. I think inside of the house, it will give us a clearer picture of exactly what transpired but outside, I got to tell you, it is pretty brutal."

Franklyn Duzant was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Duzant underwent surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center for injuries to his stomach, Seminole County Sheriff's Lt. Dennis Lemma said. He was in stable condition.

"At this point, we don't know how he the suspect got these injuries," Lemma said. "We don't know if they were self-inflicted or if there was a struggle."

"This obviously is a terrible tragedy for not only the family, witnesses and friends of the family," Eslinger said. "We will be distributing fliers for grief counseling in the neighborhood this weekend."

Duzant was taken into custody by deputies after a standoff in 2003 where threatened to kill himself in the middle of Reflection Lake at nearby Reflection Park

He was admitted for psychiatric evaluation, Eslinger said.

Counselors equate what neighbors witnessed to the trauma suffered by soldiers during war, Local 6 News reported.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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rudolf
June 19, 2006, 07:02 PM
Guns were invented around 1700. Guess what they used those few thousand years before when wagin war or comitting murder?

shermacman
June 19, 2006, 07:07 PM
The Rwandans didn't use high-capacity magazines in Assault Weapons when they slaughtered 800,000 of their fellow countrymen.

They used machetes.

And the UN "Peacekeepers" either watched, or ran away.

bromdenlong
June 19, 2006, 07:14 PM
A tragedy, no doubt. Regrets to everyone in grief.

But I can't help but ask: Couldn't the writer or editor be bothered to determine whether it was a samurai sword (samurai wallhanger more likely) or a machete, or one of each?

MD_Willington
June 19, 2006, 07:25 PM
The Rwandans didn't use high-capacity magazines in Assault Weapons when they slaughtered 800,000 of their fellow countrymen.

They used machetes.

And the UN "Peacekeepers" either watched, or ran away.


They used much more than machetes... But they (machete) are quite "chic" for genocide in Africa.

I watched this the other night: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/dallairesite/index.htm

There is video surveillance of people being hacked to pieces... pretty sad stuff.

Dallaire wasn't given the go ahead to do anything about it...

Courtesy: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/dallairesite/filmsummary.htm

After ten years of mental torture, reliving the horrors daily and more than once attempting suicide, Roméo Dallaire has poured out his soul in an extraordinary book. Shake Hands With The Devil is a cri de coeur. The General pulls no punches in his condemnation of top UN officials, expedient Belgian policy makers and senior members of the Clinton administration who chose to do nothing as Dallaire pleaded for reinforcements and revised rules of engagement.

Selfdfenz
June 19, 2006, 07:32 PM
The incident happened on the boy's 11th birthday, authorities said.

Tragic does not begin to describe this.

S-

Justin
June 19, 2006, 07:51 PM
There is absolutely no need to politicize this incident.

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