Seminole man who hacked wife, son to ...

Seminole man who hacked wife, son to death with sword found not...

There are 37 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 28, 2008, titled Seminole man who hacked wife, son to death with sword found not.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Seminole County man who hacked his 11-year-old son and wife to death with a sword was declared not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday and ordered to be sent to a secure mental hospital.

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wtf

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Feb 28, 2008
this is b-u-l-ls-h-i-t!!
tara

Carrollton, TX

#2 Feb 28, 2008
mr.duzant should except some responsability for his actions.he knew what he was doing.Two lives are gone and he is gonna have to live out the rest of his life knowing what he did was wrong.Except some resposibility for your actions Mr.Duzant.May your wife and son rest in peace now that you cant harm anyone else or yourself.think about what you did.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#3 Feb 28, 2008
Can you imagine the horror his victims went through before they died, especially his son? Can you imagine that poor child desparately trying to get away from his father? The only sentence for what Duzant did is death. Please don't tell me how bad it will be for him in jail, I don't want to hear it. I have sympathy for people with legitimate mental illness, but anymore it seems that "the voices made me do it" is becoming the alibi of choice for people who kill off their families. And why? Because they see other murderers get away with it. But I just know what WILL happen; Duzant will be given a token sentence in a mental health facility, put back on the streets on the condition that he takes his medications, at some point he'll stop taking them, and he'll wind up killing someone else. I mean, after all, we don't want to violate HIS righs, now do we? Disgusting.
Margaritanlime

Denver, CO

#4 Feb 28, 2008
UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE.
GRASSCUTTER

Northfield, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2008
I AGREE WITH WHAT PACHACUTEC SAID
I WAS LIVING IN CENTRAL FLA AT THE TIME THE FAMILY OF THE WIFE AND SON ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
Grouchy Conservative

Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 28, 2008
With prison so expensive it's time to take everyone sentenced to prison and put them on the front lines in war zones. The murderers could indulge in their fantasies and all we need to supply is ammo. even if the cons get wiped, we win.
Too Bad

Orlando, FL

#7 Feb 28, 2008
I think instead of being found not guilty because of insanity, it should be guilty but insane. That way, after he spends his time in the mental facility, he can spend the rest of his life in jail. I think that would cut down on people trying to get off because they were temporarily "insane"
ignorance is not bliss

Winter Haven, FL

#8 Feb 28, 2008
This makes no sense, none.
These judges make no sense.
First and foremost, they have mental facilities in prison, not reason why this man should not be in one of them
Second, how on earth was he not found guilty, because he is schizo?
So what?
So if I am depressed or bipolar i can kill someone and be found innocent?
I want his lawyers name, you know just in case...
and next, I have worked with this population, i have a degree in it. and i won't go into it.
But,if he is schizo and he thought someone was coming to kill his wife and child, then why the fk did he kill them first?
if he was paranoid about his family being killed, would he not in his madness do anything to protect them?
or was death his protection?
This story is as fked up and the so called justice system.
God we are in hell....this not longer earth, this is hell.
Poor woman, god poor child, decapitated by his own father.
The horror...
WEll, they better hope they keep him drugged up wherever they are going to store him, just in case he tries to protect the nurses or the doctor by cutting their heads off.
Damn morons!!!!!!!!!!
tap19

Carrollton, TX

#9 Feb 28, 2008
Guilty by reason of insanity. What a CROCK. They wonder why we are in the shape , position we are in. Go figure. Good thing the system has him. Cause out here he would not last. Period. This is an insult to the citizens. Think we need some new prosecuters. The one's I've seen & heard are not wrap to tight.

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“"DNFTT"”

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Since: Feb 08

Winter Springs, FL

#10 Feb 28, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
Can you imagine the horror his victims went through before they died, especially his son? Can you imagine that poor child desparately trying to get away from his father? The only sentence for what Duzant did is death. Please don't tell me how bad it will be for him in jail, I don't want to hear it. I have sympathy for people with legitimate mental illness, but anymore it seems that "the voices made me do it" is becoming the alibi of choice for people who kill off their families. And why? Because they see other murderers get away with it. But I just know what WILL happen; Duzant will be given a token sentence in a mental health facility, put back on the streets on the condition that he takes his medications, at some point he'll stop taking them, and he'll wind up killing someone else. I mean, after all, we don't want to violate HIS righs, now do we? Disgusting.
He seems to have all of the "insanity" rules in line right? It just seemed to me that he had quite a few things going for his insanity, I mean talking frogs? CIA, conspiracy theory AND people coming to attack his family? Wow! I feel horrible about their deaths, the pain and fear is too unbearable to think about.
Peach

Keller, TX

#11 Feb 28, 2008
I am not the type of person to actually make a comment on these things but here it goes. I knew these people, I worked with Gigi about 3 years before this happened. We became friends and I was new to the area and trying to meet people, difficulty for a young single mom. On the rare occasion I actually got to go out Gigi and Frank would watch my 2 year old daughter, usually overnight. THEY, all of them, were great with her and she loved to go there. When I heard this I was mortified, never in a million years would I think this would happen. I hadn't talked to them in several years when this tragic event took place and either something snapped inside him or I didn't really know them at all. But I feel without a doubt the only punish for this crime is death and anything else is a disgrace to the justice system, this country, and worse of all a disgrace to Nico and Gigi.
Barbara

Orange Lake, FL

#12 Feb 28, 2008
Alrighty. I think I feel insane enough to go buy a sword at the flea market and chop Mr. Duzant into pieces as they walk him into his new cushy little psychiatric facility. What was his lawyer's name again?
Law Abiding

Cocoa, FL

#13 Feb 28, 2008
Barbara wrote:
Alrighty. I think I feel insane enough to go buy a sword at the flea market and chop Mr. Duzant into pieces as they walk him into his new cushy little psychiatric facility. What was his lawyer's name again?
Forget his shyster lawyer.Circuit Judge Donna McIntosh ruled that Franklyn "Frankie" Duzant, 42, must be confined for public safety but is too mentally ill to be held legally responsible for the killings in 2006.

THESE ARE THE JUDGES WE ELECT? UGH!
Paul F

United States

#14 Feb 29, 2008
There are a group of lawyer-wanna-be's here posting their thoughts. To them, I respond thusly: "Why do you think lawyers are hated so much?" Their legal double-speak is one of the primary reasons we're in this mess in the first place!

To the "poor man" folks out there, I want you to put yourself in place of the murdered child. Your sperm donor (can't call this monster a "father") is standing in front of you with a sword, and proceeds so slice the life out of you. How's the sympathy level now?

Mental illness is real, and as long as this man (an those like him) are free members of society, they are subject to society's laws. Evil is evil whether it's sane evil or insane evil. The idea that he should be given a pass because he had a mental event is bull butter. Evil is as evil does, and this guy has done the ultimate evil.

Insane or not insane, this man just killed his family in a violent and heinous bloodbath! And you're defending HIM?

This piece of filth has revoked his license to breathe and should be summarily removed from the gene pool.

"Some people just need killin'"

Seems to fit, doesn't it?
why

United States

#15 Feb 29, 2008
Why white folkes always hearing voices after a killing spree?

Its eather from the dog or washing machine.
razzle-dazzle

Bethel, OH

#16 Feb 29, 2008
Grouchy Conservative wrote:
With prison so expensive it's time to take everyone sentenced to prison and put them on the front lines in war zones. The murderers could indulge in their fantasies and all we need to supply is ammo. even if the cons get wiped, we win.
Would you want to bunk next to him?
razzle-dazzle

Bethel, OH

#17 Feb 29, 2008
garbage, just like a rabid dog. You kill a rabid dog,
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Feb 29, 2008
Paul F wrote:
There are a group of lawyer-wanna-be's here posting their thoughts. To them, I respond thusly: "Why do you think lawyers are hated so much?" Their legal double-speak is one of the primary reasons we're in this mess in the first place!
To the "poor man" folks out there, I want you to put yourself in place of the murdered child. Your sperm donor (can't call this monster a "father") is standing in front of you with a sword, and proceeds so slice the life out of you. How's the sympathy level now?
Mental illness is real, and as long as this man (an those like him) are free members of society, they are subject to society's laws. Evil is evil whether it's sane evil or insane evil. The idea that he should be given a pass because he had a mental event is bull butter. Evil is as evil does, and this guy has done the ultimate evil.
Insane or not insane, this man just killed his family in a violent and heinous bloodbath! And you're defending HIM?
This piece of filth has revoked his license to breathe and should be summarily removed from the gene pool.
"Some people just need killin'"
Seems to fit, doesn't it?
I have all the sympathy in the world for people with real mental illnesses, but it seems this business of "the voices made me do it" is the #1 alibi for murder, anymore! As for being found not guilty by reason of insanity; well, there's another story on this website today about a man who had gone after his father with a hammer years back and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Just the other day, neighbors saw him beating a woman in the head with a hammer! I agree with other posters, these monsters should be put down like the mad dogs they are.
Margaritanlime

Denver, CO

#19 Feb 29, 2008
Paul F wrote:
There are a group of lawyer-wanna-be's here posting their thoughts. To them, I respond thusly: "Why do you think lawyers are hated so much?" Their legal double-speak is one of the primary reasons we're in this mess in the first place!
To the "poor man" folks out there, I want you to put yourself in place of the murdered child. Your sperm donor (can't call this monster a "father") is standing in front of you with a sword, and proceeds so slice the life out of you. How's the sympathy level now?
Mental illness is real, and as long as this man (an those like him) are free members of society, they are subject to society's laws. Evil is evil whether it's sane evil or insane evil. The idea that he should be given a pass because he had a mental event is bull butter. Evil is as evil does, and this guy has done the ultimate evil.
Insane or not insane, this man just killed his family in a violent and heinous bloodbath! And you're defending HIM?
This piece of filth has revoked his license to breathe and should be summarily removed from the gene pool.
"Some people just need killin'"
Seems to fit, doesn't it?
Who9 has defended him?
Connecticut Resident

East Hampton, CT

#20 Feb 29, 2008
I knew Frankie when he lived in New London before he went to the Gulf. I will pray for Frankie's recovery from this experience, and will also pray for the Duzant family. Frankie is not an evil man, and I will continue to pray for him.

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