Former Tewksbury teacher gets prison ...

Former Tewksbury teacher gets prison in beating with loaded gun

There are 10 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Former Tewksbury teacher gets prison in beating with loaded gun. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A former Tewksbury elementary-school teacher has been sentenced to up to seven years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his live-in girlfriend and beating the girlfriend's mother with her own loaded gun during a domestic dispute last year.

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neggy

Hudson, NH

#1 Jun 2, 2010
OK we have 2 alcohol abusers with a young child who get in a domestic dispute, the victim, and her mother both refuse to call 911, Grandma shows up with a gun, which must have been produced for the male to have gotten control of it. Why wasn't she charged with A&B w/ a deadly weapon? Why didn't the jury toss all the charges dealing with Grandma being assaulted? I'm not defending the actions of the man here, but if my wifes mom came in brandishing a weapon, I'd defend myself too!
Wont go there

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Jun 2, 2010
Mr Manzi was a wonderful teacher, he made a mistake which he should be punished for. BUT those two losers should be sitting in jail with him and that baby should be cared for by a decent relative. If someone came at me with a gun and I was able to wrestle it away from her, I would pistol whip her too or shoot her. Thats self defense! Justice is blind in this case.
sla

Dracut, MA

#4 Jun 2, 2010
Wont go there wrote:
Mr Manzi was a wonderful teacher, he made a mistake which he should be punished for. BUT those two losers should be sitting in jail with him and that baby should be cared for by a decent relative. If someone came at me with a gun and I was able to wrestle it away from her, I would pistol whip her too or shoot her. Thats self defense! Justice is blind in this case.
He took the gun away,
He should of called the cops, And press charges for assault and battery whit a danegerous weapon,
What he did was act stupid and let his rage take over,
He got what he asked for,
Because of his stupidaty,
PJTandus

Edinburg, TX

#5 Jun 2, 2010
OK. By the numbers. Their both drunks and the Daughter is taking drugs, due to being messed up. Great combo.

Then, Granny with the gun shows up. Now the fun really begins.

This is an example of just how screwed up the Mass. court system is.

There are no clean hands in this deal. All 3 of these jerks should be doing time, if any one of them has to.

I do not give anyone a pass here. It is not hard to believe that the Daughter, messed up and drunk, could have attacked this guy and he responded. And Granny would most likely have had to pull the gun on the guy,to have it used as a club on her.

The most anyone can be thankful for, is that no one got shot.

P.J. Tandus
Laguna Vista, TX.
Marty

Tewksbury, MA

#6 Jun 2, 2010
They should all be in jail. What a bunch of losers.

“Watch out for my shivs”

Since: Feb 09

Do troll busters become trolls

#7 Jun 2, 2010
sla wrote:
<quoted text>He took the gun away,
He should of called the cops, And press charges for assault and battery whit a danegerous weapon,
What he did was act stupid and let his rage take over,
He got what he asked for,
Because of his stupidaty,
Really sla?
This is cut and paste from the story:

Police say that after an afternoon of drinking, Manzi allegedly beat his 34-year-old girlfriend and mother of his 9-month-old daughter, Catherine Lambert, in their North Andover apartment. Bleeding from her ear and nose, Lambert sought help from her mother, Patricia Lambert. Manzi allegedly assaulted Patricia Lambert with her own gun.

Patricia Lambert, a retired attorney and North Andover horse-farm owner, admits she typically carries a loaded handgun and had it in her pocket when she went to her daughter's apartment to retrieve her granddaughter.

During a court hearing in March 2009, Catherine Lambert testified she and Manzi, who have a daughter together, had a tumultuous two-year relationship due to excessive drinking.
common sense

Stoneham, MA

#8 Jun 2, 2010
did it occur toany of the drunks to call the police???????
Wont go there

Tewksbury, MA

#10 Jun 2, 2010
By the numbers. Their both drunks and the Daughter is taking drugs, due to being messed up. Great combo.
Then, Granny with the gun shows up. Now the fun really begins.
This is an example of just how screwed up the Mass. court system is.
There are no clean hands in this deal. All 3 of these jerks should be doing time, if any one of them has to.
I do not give anyone a pass here. It is not hard to believe that the Daughter, messed up and drunk, could have attacked this guy and he responded. And Granny would most likely have had to pull the gun on the guy,to have it used as a club on her.
The most anyone can be thankful for, is that no one got shot.
P.J. Tandus
Laguna Vista, TX.
You are right the most anyone can be thankful for, is that no one got shot. AND hopefully the two dingbats will have learned their lessons and sobered up and stopped carrying weapons that can be taken away and used against them.
Bagdad Harry

United States

#11 Jun 2, 2010
What did this guy think he was a state rep?
Really now

Wallingford, CT

#12 Jun 3, 2010
They should have shot him and then call the police after. Over and done with.

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