June 17th, 2006 08:13 AM
Horrible story out of my neck of the woods - reinforces the need for CCW
If only - if only - one of the neighbors had been licensed and armed...
LAKE MARY -- A disabled Army veteran slashed his son to death in front of horrified neighbors Friday and ran back into his home, where deputies later found his slain wife.
Investigators released few details. But neighbors on Queensbridge Drive said they saw Nico Duzant running from his house, crying for help as Franklyn E. Duzant, 40, chased him. Then, neighbors said, they saw Duzant butcher the boy with what they described as a machete or sword.
Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said Duzant kept attacking the boy while he was on the ground.
"This is really horrific," Eslinger said.
Carlos Espino, 41, was returning home from work when he noticed the boy running from his home. Espino ran to help and recognized Nico as a friend of his nephew's. The boy's hands were severed, and his throat was slit and gushing blood.
Artie Bourgeois, who lives next door, at 480 Queensbridge Drive, said neighbors who saw the attack told him they screamed, "Frankie, Frankie, what are you doing? What's the matter with you! Don't do this!"
He then started threatening them with a machete, Bourgeois said.
A firefighter knelt over the boy, crying as he tried to save the child.
"It was too late," Espino said.
Neighbors wept as they described Nico as a nice kid. He had just finished fifth-grade at Heathrow Elementary and was known as an excellent skateboarder.
Not much to say about the tactical situation here - he's obviously armed and willing to use it. Just goes to show, though, that the brown stuff can hit the rotary air impeller anyplace, at any time. Be prepared.
June 17th, 2006 08:26 AM
Dear God, I hope as an EMT I never get a call like this one.
"Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1
USN Retired Vietnam/Desert Shield/Desert Storm
June 17th, 2006 08:29 AM
Been there. Not exactly the same but very similar. Not good.
Originally Posted by czman2006
June 17th, 2006 08:55 AM
That is horror of the first order - what I wonder made the guy flip like that.
Indeed tho - just maybe someone armed could have slowed or stopped the slaughter.
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June 17th, 2006 09:25 AM
It's never good when someone young dies, gotta wonder what the heck is wrong with the attacker.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
June 17th, 2006 02:13 PM
the hell with having a CCW.
Nobody even had a gun nearby??
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
June 17th, 2006 03:47 PM
But it's a nice neighborhood. Why would you need a gun there?
June 18th, 2006 02:37 AM
Thats to bad .. Heck with the gun the one guy had a car hit the sucker
June 18th, 2006 09:16 AM
In a case like that I don't care if it's a permitted guy, a "gangsta", a wannabe, or just the deer hunter next door, anybody with a gun willing to take this trash out ....
June 18th, 2006 05:44 PM
June 18th, 2006 05:56 PM
Sheep tend to stand around and watch.
June 18th, 2006 08:14 PM
Don't forget "and wring their hands crying: "Frankie, Frankie, what are you doing? What's the matter with you! Don't do this!"
Originally Posted by one eyed fatman
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
June 18th, 2006 08:53 PM
You did say that with an Italian accent didn't you?
Originally Posted by dr_cmg
June 18th, 2006 10:07 PM
I will never let my wife talk me out of carrying again!
June 19th, 2006 03:00 PM
I noticed that no one posted in this thread with the "for me and mine, ONLY" statements.
I do understand why they use that phrase, but threads like this one usually tends to "get to" the very heart of us all.
No matter how you feel about "intervention," there will be times where you simply MUST.
It's too damned bad the people who "stood by" and made "good witnesses" didn't have the means, the fortitude, or perhaps either, to save a life. I cannot imagine my neighbors failing to act in some meaningful way, under similar circumstances. They know I'd not let them down.
I've no idea what the "norm" is. . . I hope my neighborhood is closer to that "norm,' and not the one described in that first post. (I know, I don't have "all the facts." My comments are simply based on the facts presented.)
Political Correctness has now "evolved" into Political Cowardice.
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