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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Connecticut Resident

East Hampton, CT

#21 Feb 29, 2008
why wrote:
Why white folkes always hearing voices after a killing spree?
Its eather from the dog or washing machine.
Sorry sweetie!!! Frankie is not white!!!!!
joyce

Shreveport, LA

#22 Feb 29, 2008
Too Bad wrote:
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"
I agree with you - guilty and insane.
what the hellllooooo

Lincoln, NE

#23 Feb 29, 2008
This is incredible. Anyone who takes another human being's life is INSANE (with war and self defense being excluded of course). Are you actually goin to sit here and tell me the dirt bags in pine hills that shoot in cold blood arent INSANE. They are just as bad off as this crack job. The fact that we even recognize this as a defense is INSANE.

As opposed to putting him in a padded room for the rest of his life and wasting my tax dollars..why dont you just fry the s.o.b....So I guess we can all go slice some people up and we wont be found guilty..just put some peanut butter in your crack and start scooping it out...its ok, you are good to go.
joyce

Shreveport, LA

#24 Feb 29, 2008
I know he's an Army vet, but was he in the Gulf War in the 90's?
Got_Phonics

Casar, NC

#25 Feb 29, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
You sound like an uneducated, barbaric fool. Much like the rest of the posters on here advocating for this man's demise. And to think...we're looking for terrorists outside the country. We should start looking for you people right here in Orlando. Shame on you. If you hate lawyers so much, get up and go to law school and change that perception. Don't just complain from the computer at your dead-end job.
elle driver

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Mar 1, 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.
Brilliant Idea! KUDOS!
Wolffie

Ocala, FL

#27 Mar 1, 2008
Hey, Judge McIntosh, after he's considered 'no longer a threat', on 'meds' and then released would you want this dude living in your neighborhood?
A Friend

Orlando, FL

#28 Mar 3, 2008
I have sat here and read all of your comments and some are interesting! I knew them, not so much Gigi but Frankie and Nico and let me just tell you all this...if you knew him at all you would know that he was definitely insane at the time...He LOVED his child more than you'll ever know obviously-he was (what we thought) a great Dad-all these people that are sitting back putting their 2 cents in have NOT A CLUE about these people and should just keep their opionions to themselves...YES what happened was HORRIFIC and I'm not putting that aside one bit, but its more shocking than anything else...You would understand that if you knew him...I will continue to pray for all of them

“"DNFTT"”

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Since: Feb 08

Winter Springs, FL

#29 Mar 4, 2008
Believe me, we're all praying for the family that he tortured. But don't tell us to keep our 2 cents out of it, this is AN OPINION FORUM, you can't handle the differences of opinion then don't read this!
We all have the right to form an opinion, unfortunately we all do it with the only info provided to us, doesn't make it correct, but not everyone knew this guy, thank god!
joyce

United States

#30 Mar 4, 2008
A Friend wrote:
I have sat here and read all of your comments and some are interesting! I knew them, not so much Gigi but Frankie and Nico and let me just tell you all this...if you knew him at all you would know that he was definitely insane at the time...He LOVED his child more than you'll ever know obviously-he was (what we thought) a great Dad-all these people that are sitting back putting their 2 cents in have NOT A CLUE about these people and should just keep their opionions to themselves...YES what happened was HORRIFIC and I'm not putting that aside one bit, but its more shocking than anything else...You would understand that if you knew him...I will continue to pray for all of them
Thanks for the input - it's good to hear from someone who actually knows something.

Do you have any idea what happened to him? Did he have mental problems before this?
Connecticut Resident

United States

#31 Mar 27, 2008
We are all praying for the Duzant family.
beyond superfical

Riverside, CA

#32 Jun 18, 2009
Mental illiness is REAL.... effects individually and without exclusivity....there is a larger story not told for true understanding with disbelief....I have seen the beginning, followed development, and tragically witnessed the mental disablity of someone that was a very caring and thoughtful individual....he WAS mentally destroyed by events and circumstances..did anyone see the despair and come to the rescue..no one in their right mind destroys their family....especially one that came from A FAMILY....try not to respond to just the printed matter....this is a tragedy for ALL.
concerned

Houston, TX

#33 Jun 21, 2009
this is unreal,unreal.......
yes

Houston, TX

#34 Jun 21, 2009
yes it is so sad
G-Man

United States

#35 Jul 8, 2009
The man is sick, mentally speaking. The only sicker thing is that we live in a society of misguided individuals who believes that killing the mentally ill serves justice. Especially the yahoos on this post who aren't anywhere near qualified to make a psychological evaluation or assessment in any criminal matter. There are no winners in this case, everyone loses. Let's try to understand the problem so that we can prevent it from happening in the future.
asdf

United States

#36 Oct 14, 2009
he lived 3 houses away from he it was a terrifying incident
Armyvet

Fort Wayne, IN

#37 Jul 30, 2013
joyce wrote:
I know he's an Army vet, but was he in the Gulf War in the 90's?
he was and I served with him .... It troubles me to know this man whom I dated for a while after the gulf war has killed his own family. Definitely not the man I adored. I also know he saw no action in the gulf war ... My tent was 100 yards from his the entire time....so I don't know what flashbacks he was having .... This totally blew my mind when I heard it

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