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H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 01:11 PM Dec 2014

So Far, So Good!

Court went well this morning. John Guzy’s attorney did not make a request for bail to be set. He did, however, reserve the right to ask for it in a future hearing (he has 45 days to do so).

We had a good turn-out of family and friends. There was also a lot of media; I should have a few links to post later today.

One of Guzy’s daughters did attend the hearing. I feel no animosity towards her, or the rest of her family -- except, obviously, her father. I feel sorry for them, for Guzy’s violence damaged their lives, too. (I did say, to folks outside the court, that she probably was tempted to join us in opposing that this guy ever gets out.)

My cousin continues to have serious medical issues. One of his lungs has recently begun to fill with fluid. Back to the doctor's this afternoon.

I wore the tie-clip that Robert F. Kennedy handed out on the steps of the Chenango County Court in the late summer of 1964, during his campaign for the US Senate. There’s a lot of history that has been made at the beautiful building. I do wish that my family wasn’t involved in this chapter. But we are all living in a strange time. There’s so much anger, fear, and pain these days. The DU community took a stance against that today.

Now, I've got to try to catch up on some much-needed sleep.

Again, thank you!

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So Far, So Good! (Original Post) H2O Man Dec 2014 OP
From the other thread - a link to an article about court today csziggy Dec 2014 #1
Thanks for posting this. marble falls Dec 2014 #4
That's an old article. H2O Man Dec 2014 #11
Dang - I thought it was new! I'll look for a newer one. csziggy Dec 2014 #12
curious choice of adjective, "stoic" Voice for Peace Dec 2014 #14
Thanks for the link. Another cop out of control. sabrina 1 Dec 2014 #17
My best to you and yours. myrna minx Dec 2014 #2
We'll pay attention to that time limit on the bail request. marble falls Dec 2014 #3
K&r.... spanone Dec 2014 #5
Get some sleep malaise Dec 2014 #6
You rock! world wide wally Dec 2014 #7
Thanks for the updates! Cali_Democrat Dec 2014 #8
{{{Get some rest, peaceful warrior. }}} Hekate Dec 2014 #9
Yes get some rest...things like this can be draining. zeemike Dec 2014 #10
Today's coverage csziggy Dec 2014 #13
I guess I shouldn't be surprised at his plea. I wonder why he's pleading not guilty! INSANITY? n/t CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #31
Good, n/t. whathehell Dec 2014 #15
Get some rest LiberalLovinLug Dec 2014 #16
his attorney may be hoping barbtries Dec 2014 #18
Exactly. H2O Man Dec 2014 #19
Let us know if it sounds like his lawyer annabanana Dec 2014 #21
Yep. H2O Man Dec 2014 #22
stay strong! frylock Dec 2014 #20
I hope you sleep well. HappyMe Dec 2014 #23
Hang in there. rhett o rick Dec 2014 #24
Watching everyone of your threads on this carefully. madfloridian Dec 2014 #25
His attorney is hoping there won't be so much support from your side obxhead Dec 2014 #26
We are indeed living in a very strange time. pacalo Dec 2014 #27
Sleep well, H2O Man. n/t FourScore Dec 2014 #28
Pat... BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #29
I'll write another email when you ask. lovemydog Dec 2014 #30
I'm right here with you, my dear H20 Man... CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #32
Sleep well H2O Man dorkzilla Dec 2014 #33
Karma may not be instant. raven mad Dec 2014 #34
my heart and oceans of love go with you and your family through this. roguevalley Dec 2014 #35


(34,157 posts)
1. From the other thread - a link to an article about court today
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 01:14 PM
Dec 2014
Guzy murder case goes to grand jury
Anthony Borrelli, [email protected] | @PSBABorrelli 8:10 p.m. EDT October 31, 2014

During Friday's hearing, prosecutors were required to present evidence to prove whether probable cause existed that a felony crime had been committed in this case.

A stoic, shackled Guzy was closely guarded by three Chenango County corrections officers throughout Friday's 45 minutes of police testimony.

At the close of the felony hearing, Bainbridge Town Judge Brian Barnhart denied a request by Assistant Chenango County Public Defender Aaron Dean to dismiss the murder charge.

Guzy remains held in the Chenango County jail without bail. If convicted of second-degree murder, he could be sentenced to a maximum of 25 years to life in state prison.

After Friday's court appearance, McBride declined to comment beyond saying he expects to present the case to a grand jury within a month.

More: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/public-safety/2014/10/31/bainbridge-murder-guzy-court/18232693/

Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)
14. curious choice of adjective, "stoic"
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 03:00 PM
Dec 2014

Implies heroic endurance of having to live with the
consequences of his rage?


(18,998 posts)
10. Yes get some rest...things like this can be draining.
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 02:34 PM
Dec 2014

And we stand behind you...in a way it happened to our family too...and ironically came at the same time as Ferguson and NYC...and other similar incidents.
It brings it closer to home for us.


(34,157 posts)
13. Today's coverage
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 02:39 PM
Dec 2014
John Guzy pleads not guilty in death of Derek Prindle
Anthony Borrelli, [email protected] | @PSBABorrelli 11:20 a.m. EST December 5, 2014
John M. Guzy is being held without bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment on murder charges

John Guzy pleaded not guilty today in the murder of Derek Prindle and attempted murder of his father.

Judge Frank Revoir kept Guzy held in the Chenango County jail without bail and issued an order of protection for Derek S. Prindle, who survived the shooting.

Guzy, 56, is accused of killing Derek D. Prindle, 26, and wounding the elder Prindle during a confrontation outside a Bainbridge fitness center on Oct. 27.

Several family and friends of the slain 26-year-old have sent letters to Chenango County Judge Frank Revoir, asking to keep Guzy held without bail, said Patrick McElligott, a Guilford resident and the elder Prindle's cousin.

More: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/public-safety/2014/12/05/guzy-bainbridge-murder-arraignment/19938077/


(28,929 posts)
18. his attorney may be hoping
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 03:43 PM
Dec 2014

that the uproar will subside and then he'll get a bail hearing when no one's paying attention.
i'm glad the man is still incarcerated and certainly hope he stays that way.
support for you and your family - sleep well.

H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
19. Exactly.
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 03:47 PM
Dec 2014

The case obviously has generated a lot of local interest and outrage. But, in mingling with the various lawyers in the court beforehand, it was evident that they were all impressed by the letter campaign. (Even a lawyer who I went head-to-head with in March came over to greet me, and comment on this.)

Just not able to sleep yet. I imagine that I'll "crash" tonight. But I'm waiting on word on how today's medical appointment goes, then pick my daughter up from basketball practice.


(52,791 posts)
21. Let us know if it sounds like his lawyer
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 05:21 PM
Dec 2014

is getting ready to ask for bail. Will you get any kind of a "heads up"?


(88,117 posts)
25. Watching everyone of your threads on this carefully.
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 06:14 PM
Dec 2014

Thanks for the updates! Best wishes to your family.



(8,434 posts)
26. His attorney is hoping there won't be so much support from your side
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 06:15 PM
Dec 2014

In the next couple of weeks when he asks for bail. Make sure to have a big turnout that day as well.

Good luck.


(24,722 posts)
27. We are indeed living in a very strange time.
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 06:57 PM
Dec 2014

When Guzy's slick lawyer requests bail, I'll be happy to send in a letter to the judge.


(150,656 posts)
32. I'm right here with you, my dear H20 Man...
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:48 PM
Dec 2014

And I am ready to fire off more letters or emails as they may be needed.


(5,141 posts)
33. Sleep well H2O Man
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 09:14 PM
Dec 2014

And whatever you need, whenever, we’re all here to help. When you need another letter writing, we’re ready, willing and able.

raven mad

(4,940 posts)
34. Karma may not be instant.
Fri Dec 5, 2014, 09:29 PM
Dec 2014

But if you've got a bunch of DU'ers concentrating on giving you good karma, good things happen.

Absolutely the very best to you and family H20 Man.

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