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H2O Man

(73,994 posts)
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:04 PM Apr 2016

Guilty! (Road Rage)

The scumbag who shot my cousin & his son was found guilty on 15 counts this afternoon. It only took the judge a half an hour to determine his verdict.

I will post more -- much more -- about today's events in court later tonight. (At this time, a few family members and associates are here, celebrating the verdict.)

The DA was on fire today. I've never seen a DA do nearly this perfect a job.

Peace,
H2O Man

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Guilty! (Road Rage) (Original Post) H2O Man Apr 2016 OP
Good news. It won't bring the boy back but will give some comfort to the family. nm rhett o rick Apr 2016 #1
Peace, H2O Man. dchill Apr 2016 #2
glad to hear this good news! steve2470 Apr 2016 #3
Excellent news. Solly Mack Apr 2016 #4
! Octafish Apr 2016 #5
Good to hear justice was served in this case . . . Journeyman Apr 2016 #6
...... daleanime Apr 2016 #7
Good and may this help to bring some peace for your family. jwirr Apr 2016 #8
Thanks for keeping us updated ornotna Apr 2016 #9
I hope it's not too long until sentencing gratuitous Apr 2016 #10
I hope this verdict will help you heal maxpower Apr 2016 #11
I remember you talking about this. Good news that was justice was served. iandhr Apr 2016 #12
The defendant requested trial by judge. He didn't want a jury trial. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2016 #59
Ah ok iandhr Apr 2016 #64
It is a good question! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2016 #67
It was a cop who shot his cousin and nephew. passiveporcupine Apr 2016 #88
good irisblue Apr 2016 #13
Justice is served! hatrack Apr 2016 #14
It sounds like justice was done. 11 Bravo Apr 2016 #15
it is good when justice prevails. spanone Apr 2016 #16
Glad to hear it.... Capt.Rocky300 Apr 2016 #17
Justice is served. nt Codeine Apr 2016 #18
slow and tortuous, but truth and justice prevails! bbgrunt Apr 2016 #19
! etherealtruth Apr 2016 #20
Good News! n/t RoccoR5955 Apr 2016 #21
Glad to hear another one biting the dust. Best to you and yours Vincardog Apr 2016 #22
I haven't commented on this before mindwalker_i Apr 2016 #23
I hope this brings some relief to your family n2doc Apr 2016 #24
Great News!!! denvine Apr 2016 #25
Yes! Justice is served. FourScore Apr 2016 #26
((Love and Peace to the Waterman Family)) blm Apr 2016 #27
Peace Melissa G Apr 2016 #28
I am glad that justice was served. I will write the judge again and msanthrope Apr 2016 #29
Peace to you, H2O Man. immoderate Apr 2016 #30
Thanks for posting Omaha Steve Apr 2016 #31
Thank goodness dorkzilla Apr 2016 #32
Justice. bigwillq Apr 2016 #33
Throw away the key. Oneironaut Apr 2016 #34
I'm so glad! renate Apr 2016 #35
I have mixed feelings meow2u3 Apr 2016 #36
The cousin is still alive. retrowire Apr 2016 #68
Peace and love to you and yours. peace13 Apr 2016 #79
Excellent News malaise Apr 2016 #37
Outstanding! panader0 Apr 2016 #38
Sometimes the system works Little_Wing Apr 2016 #39
May it bring the family a measure of peace. AngryAmish Apr 2016 #40
I'm happy for you H20 man. onethatcares Apr 2016 #41
Fantastic. cwydro Apr 2016 #42
Good to hear. Jim__ Apr 2016 #43
I wish you and yours peace and healing. myrna minx Apr 2016 #44
Congrats SCantiGOP Apr 2016 #45
Sentance? trof Apr 2016 #46
So happy to see this news! ms liberty Apr 2016 #47
Excellent. Dems to Win Apr 2016 #48
Peace waterman... AuntPatsy Apr 2016 #49
Thank goodness. I am so relieved for your family. Ilsa Apr 2016 #50
I hope that this decision brings you and your family peace. Trailrider1951 Apr 2016 #51
I hope the sentence is appropriate to the offense. MADem Apr 2016 #52
Thankfully, justice was served. I hope you and your family will be able to find peace. PWPippin Apr 2016 #53
YES! NBachers Apr 2016 #54
Good! NV Whino Apr 2016 #55
Thanks for keeping us updated bearssoapbox Apr 2016 #56
Good. This man needs to be removed from society. mountain grammy Apr 2016 #57
great news Mosby Apr 2016 #58
Glad to see Justice prevail in this deserving case! Dustlawyer Apr 2016 #60
What great news, my dear H20 Man! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2016 #61
*happy hugs* n/t eggplant Apr 2016 #62
I have followed your postings about this case, H2O Man: joanbarnes Apr 2016 #63
may your family find peace and healing... islandmkl Apr 2016 #65
YES! retrowire Apr 2016 #66
Great news!! Tess49 Apr 2016 #69
Oh thank God. I am so relieved for you and your family. Hekate Apr 2016 #70
good. tk2kewl Apr 2016 #71
What an awesome day for you, H20 Man! shanti Apr 2016 #72
I'm so glad to hear this. Arugula Latte Apr 2016 #73
Woo hoo!!! C Moon Apr 2016 #74
Good news matt819 Apr 2016 #75
It only took the judge a half an hour to determine his verdict. AlbertCat Apr 2016 #76
Well, there were fifteen counts to consider. tclambert Apr 2016 #96
Peace to you Punx Apr 2016 #77
So glad for you and yours, H2O Man. Zorra Apr 2016 #78
Glad to hear it noretreatnosurrender Apr 2016 #80
YES!!!!! ProudToBeBlueInRhody Apr 2016 #81
This has to be a bit of light. I'm glad for you, man. marble falls Apr 2016 #82
This is the absolute best news I've seen all day! passiveporcupine Apr 2016 #83
( ) Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #84
Fantastic! babylonsister Apr 2016 #85
Some justice for you folks. Sentencing next I assume Person 2713 Apr 2016 #86
Saw that! Sensitive soul Apr 2016 #87
I am so glad for your family that the judgment went that way. Not I hope the sentence will keep FailureToCommunicate Apr 2016 #89
Good News KT2000 Apr 2016 #90
I do have one question passiveporcupine Apr 2016 #91
while it doesn't bring anyone back, I hope you and your family rurallib Apr 2016 #92
Good. malthaussen Apr 2016 #93
May the verdict bring your family peace and closure Moostache Apr 2016 #94
Link here to the trial. edbermac Apr 2016 #95
Thanks for the link. kag Apr 2016 #104
I hope this brings some peace, and healing to all of you! herding cats Apr 2016 #97
VERY happy for you and your family Iwillnevergiveup Apr 2016 #98
Faith renewed that justice can still prevail. salin Apr 2016 #99
I so sorry that happened to your family. ZombieHorde Apr 2016 #100
Peace and closure H2O Man CanonRay Apr 2016 #101
So glad to hear this guy will pay in some way for the pain and loss AllyCat Apr 2016 #102
I'm so glad. Great news. mmm413 Apr 2016 #103
Peace and love for you and your family, H2O Man. Scuba Apr 2016 #105
Great news! Bittersweet but justice delivered. riderinthestorm Apr 2016 #106
Happy to hear your family got justice angrychair Apr 2016 #107
Great to hear. Can't wait for the sentencing! sinkingfeeling Apr 2016 #108
Damn, that was fast awoke_in_2003 Apr 2016 #109
K&R! I am glad that Justice was served in the case of your cousin & his son.... Ghost in the Machine Apr 2016 #110
Peace to you and your family. So Far From Heaven Apr 2016 #111
KnR for visibility. nt tblue37 Apr 2016 #112
yes! hopemountain Apr 2016 #113
I hope this brings closure and peace LiberalLovinLug Apr 2016 #114
Good news. Thanks for keeping us informed. And congratulations on getting justice. eom Betty Karlson Apr 2016 #115
Peace to you lovemydog Apr 2016 #116
Justice! Beowulf Apr 2016 #117
Some Justice, and a cold comfort Fairgo Apr 2016 #118
Excellent! nt valerief Apr 2016 #119
Justice...may he get the maximum magical thyme Apr 2016 #120
Great news, H2O Man MrScorpio Apr 2016 #121
Let justice be done. aikoaiko Apr 2016 #122
Most excellent news! ... 1StrongBlackMan Apr 2016 #123
Good! yardwork Apr 2016 #124
Enjoy some justice - enjoy some peace Jemmons Apr 2016 #125
OUTSTANDING!! 2banon Apr 2016 #126
I'm glad this was over so quickly Warpy Apr 2016 #127
Hopefully this will bring a small measure of comfort and peace to your family. onecaliberal Apr 2016 #128
I wish I could have seen his reaction. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2016 #129

Solly Mack

(90,892 posts)
4. Excellent news.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:09 PM
Apr 2016
to you and yours.

I am so sorry for you and your family over the loss y'all have endured and that y'all had to go through the ordeal of reliving that loss.

I am very happy about the verdict and the measure of relief justice can bring.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
10. I hope it's not too long until sentencing
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:13 PM
Apr 2016

Sounds like a good case for the judge to throw the book at him.

maxpower

(1,600 posts)
11. I hope this verdict will help you heal
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:16 PM
Apr 2016

I can't imagine the pain this person has brought to you and your family. You are an indispensable member of this community. I know this will not bring him back, but I hope it will help you and your family. Stay strong.

Peace,
Max

iandhr

(6,852 posts)
12. I remember you talking about this. Good news that was justice was served.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:16 PM
Apr 2016

Hope you can find some peace.


But it wasn't in front of a jury?

iandhr

(6,852 posts)
64. Ah ok
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:49 PM
Apr 2016

Just curious.


I remember H20 man talking about it his family before here. I am glad justice was served.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
88. It was a cop who shot his cousin and nephew.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:31 PM
Apr 2016

A jury would have been pretty hard on him, I suspect. Let's hope the judge deals with this fairly with the sentencing...but so far it sounds promising.

hatrack

(59,685 posts)
14. Justice is served!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:18 PM
Apr 2016

H2O Man, I've been following your postings through gritted teeth. I can't imagine what you and your family have had to endure.

Beyond that, how is it even possible that a sick asshole like the freshly minted convict you watched in court today could hold a position of real power for years, as he apparently did.

Our family's very best to yours!

11 Bravo

(23,942 posts)
15. It sounds like justice was done.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:20 PM
Apr 2016

It won't bring him back, but I pray this helps you and your cousin find a measure of peace, H2O Man.
And may the murderous bastard who took your family member from you have a long, long, time to ponder the error of his ways.

Capt.Rocky300

(1,005 posts)
17. Glad to hear it....
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:23 PM
Apr 2016

Ex-cops often fair poorly if in amongst the general population of a prison. People remember them. I hope that's where they put him.

I hope this brings some degree of closure for you all.

Peace

mindwalker_i

(4,407 posts)
23. I haven't commented on this before
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:30 PM
Apr 2016

Although I've read your posts. Very glad to hear the verdict, and in this case, allow me to quote Beavis: "The Chair!"

n2doc

(47,953 posts)
24. I hope this brings some relief to your family
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:32 PM
Apr 2016

Hopefully the Judge will not be lenient in sentencing.

FourScore

(9,704 posts)
26. Yes! Justice is served.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:34 PM
Apr 2016

Now, I hope for as much healing of the heart as is possible.

I have been thinking of your cousin so often this week.

 

msanthrope

(37,549 posts)
29. I am glad that justice was served. I will write the judge again and
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:37 PM
Apr 2016

ask for a a life sentence. I wish you and yours all the best.

dorkzilla

(5,141 posts)
32. Thank goodness
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:43 PM
Apr 2016

I know that will never bring back your cousin's boy, but at the very least justice was served.

I shudder to think what would have happened if the gun hadn't jammed the last time. This bastard would still be walking around and may have even killed more people.

Hugs to you and your family, H20 man.

Oneironaut

(5,600 posts)
34. Throw away the key.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:46 PM
Apr 2016

I don't know you or your cousin / his son but reading their story was rage-inducing. I was afraid this psycho would get off. I hope he spends the rest of his life atoning for his crimes (though I doubt it - he didn't seem to show any remorse now).

renate

(13,776 posts)
35. I'm so glad!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:49 PM
Apr 2016

Thank you for keeping us updated.

You and your family have been very much in my thoughts.

meow2u3

(24,828 posts)
36. I have mixed feelings
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:49 PM
Apr 2016

Sad because the judge couldn't bring your cousin back, but happy that the killer was held accountable.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
68. The cousin is still alive.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:52 PM
Apr 2016

The cousin's son died in the cousin's arms that day. Both were shot, but the son didn't survive.

 

peace13

(11,076 posts)
79. Peace and love to you and yours.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:17 PM
Apr 2016

I'm sorry for your loss. I am thankful that today, justice was served.

onethatcares

(16,305 posts)
41. I'm happy for you H20 man.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:58 PM
Apr 2016

best wishes for dealing with the remaining thoughts throughout your life.

Peace to you.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
42. Fantastic.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:59 PM
Apr 2016

I haven't commented on your previous threads, but I've read them all.

This is just such good news.

As another poster said, it won't bring change your loss, but this piece of human filth will be off the streets.

ms liberty

(8,702 posts)
47. So happy to see this news!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:08 PM
Apr 2016

I've been keeping up with your posts this week about the trial, but wasn't expecting a verdict so quickly. Wonderful news, justice has prevailed. It won't bring your cousin's son back, but it will help the healing for you and your family. Now I am hoping a lengthy sentence, hopefully the remainder of his natural life since he really needs to be kept separated from civilized people.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
52. I hope the sentence is appropriate to the offense.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:15 PM
Apr 2016

What a ghastly crime.

I spent several years going to court waiting for justice in a motor vehicle homicide case. It sinks in when the sentence is pronounced.

bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)
56. Thanks for keeping us updated
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:24 PM
Apr 2016

Here's hoping for a very, very tough sentence.

My very best to you and your family.

For your cousin...


mountain grammy

(26,773 posts)
57. Good. This man needs to be removed from society.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:26 PM
Apr 2016

I hope for healing for you and your family after this traumatic ordeal.

Peace.

Dustlawyer

(10,502 posts)
60. Glad to see Justice prevail in this deserving case!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:33 PM
Apr 2016

No doubt you can take solace that you, your cousin, the D.A., Judge and your family all saved the lives of unknown others that this sick bastard would have killed or hurt if he was set free. From your earlier posts he had already injured others and no doubt would have continued to do so had y'all not had the perseverance to see this through to the end. Though he will have his appeals, it is unlikely he will prevail and will spend the rest of his crappy life behind bars!!!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,262 posts)
61. What great news, my dear H20 Man!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:36 PM
Apr 2016

I was pretty sure this would be the outcome, but of course you can never be completely sure.

Now, we can all breathe easier.

Celebrate!

joanbarnes

(1,725 posts)
63. I have followed your postings about this case, H2O Man:
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:43 PM
Apr 2016

My hope is that your family can somehow find peace and closure now.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
66. YES!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:50 PM
Apr 2016

My wife and I are so grateful to hear this conclusion to this painful story.

I know your cousin will never truly find peace but I'm certain this closure will help everyone move on to the next chapter of their lives.

His son will never be forgotten.

Much love to you and yours.

Hekate

(91,623 posts)
70. Oh thank God. I am so relieved for you and your family.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:58 PM
Apr 2016

May the murderer never see the light of day again.

May your family have peace.

 

Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)
73. I'm so glad to hear this.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:03 PM
Apr 2016

Thank goodness the justice system does its job sometimes.

I hope that cretin rots in prison for a long time.

 

AlbertCat

(17,505 posts)
76. It only took the judge a half an hour to determine his verdict.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:12 PM
Apr 2016

He musta had to take a phone call and go to the bathroom as well.....


Excellent!

tclambert

(11,089 posts)
96. Well, there were fifteen counts to consider.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 09:05 PM
Apr 2016

2 minutes per count. There were probably forms to fill out for each one.

ProudToBeBlueInRhody

(16,399 posts)
81. YES!!!!!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:21 PM
Apr 2016

HA HA HAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

I knew he was toast.

Fuck that guy and best wishes to your family.

I hope you can somehow find peace.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,086 posts)
89. I am so glad for your family that the judgment went that way. Not I hope the sentence will keep
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:40 PM
Apr 2016

that (ex)policeman in jail or a long long time.

May your family, and you, now find some rest and solace in this outcome.

My brother's assaulter goes before the judge at the end of this month. We're keeping our fingers crossed for some fair outcome.

KT2000

(20,643 posts)
90. Good News
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:42 PM
Apr 2016

I bet the judge spent 29 minutes organizing his desk or checking his phone. There was no way that guy could get off.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
91. I do have one question
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:49 PM
Apr 2016

Was the prosecutor able to bring into evidence, the fact that this man had an absolute arsenal in his home and vehicle. If so, that might be used in the future when shaping legislation on gun control.

I personally believe that anyone who builds up personal arsenals, of not just weapons, but ammo too, needs to be on some kind of watch list, and maybe should not be holding public jobs like police, or night guards, or other duties that require weapons.

We need to take it very seriously when someone feels the need to build up an arsenal. There is just something wrong with that, and too many mass shooters tend to do that. Or people who join Militia groups that tend to go against the law, claiming they are following constitutional rights.

rurallib

(62,579 posts)
92. while it doesn't bring anyone back, I hope you and your family
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:57 PM
Apr 2016

can get some rest and have some time to reflect.
Best wishes.

malthaussen

(17,307 posts)
93. Good.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:59 PM
Apr 2016

All-in-all, a model of quick justice for a change. I'm still wondering why the fool went with no jury. There's always a better shot with that. Hard to think he wanted to save the State time and money.

-- Mal

Moostache

(9,919 posts)
94. May the verdict bring your family peace and closure
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:59 PM
Apr 2016

I hate that you have had to go through this ordeal and cannot imagine myself having the class and grace that you have maintained throughout the court room updates.

True justice is impossible when ones we love are taken from us, but I truly wish you and yours find closure now.

edbermac

(15,970 posts)
95. Link here to the trial.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 09:04 PM
Apr 2016

What a piece of work this guy is. Said he worked part-time as a corrections officer. Looks like he's headed back to prison, only this time as an inmate.

http://www.wicz.com/story/31659363/john-guzy-found-guilty-of-murder-and-14-other-counts

kag

(4,087 posts)
104. Thanks for the link.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:57 PM
Apr 2016

That asshole coward looks just about like I pictured him. Here's hoping he's locked up for the rest of his life.

Peace, H20 Man.

herding cats

(19,575 posts)
97. I hope this brings some peace, and healing to all of you!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 09:07 PM
Apr 2016

You all deserved this moment of justice.

Peace and healing to you, and all of your family.

salin

(48,955 posts)
99. Faith renewed that justice can still prevail.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 09:32 PM
Apr 2016

Look forward to reading more, when you are able to write/share it.

Peace to you.

AllyCat

(16,367 posts)
102. So glad to hear this guy will pay in some way for the pain and loss
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:37 PM
Apr 2016

He has caused. I hope you and your family can find a bit more peace and healing.

Ghost in the Machine

(14,912 posts)
110. K&R! I am glad that Justice was served in the case of your cousin & his son....
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:57 PM
Apr 2016

My wish now is that you and your family can start finding Peace & Healing in your hearts, souls & minds...

Peace to you and yours,

Ghost

 

1StrongBlackMan

(31,849 posts)
123. Most excellent news! ...
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:45 AM
Apr 2016

I hope you journaled your coverage of events ... It has the makings of a good book. And, the process of writing could be healing.

Warpy

(111,783 posts)
127. I'm glad this was over so quickly
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 02:47 PM
Apr 2016

and especially glad that one more guslinging maniac is off the street.

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