Photos: Isabella Guzman's insanity plea accepted for stabbing her mom 151 times

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Isabella Guzman in court yesterday, from 9News coverage.
Last August, when eighteen-year-old Isabella Guzman was arrested for murder, an arrest affidavit on view below estimated that she'd stabbed her mom 79 times. But subsequent evaluation determined there were even more knife wounds -- 151 of them in all.

Now, however, a judge has accepted Guzman's not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea in the same jurisdiction where prosecutors are continuing to seek the death penalty despite Aurora theater shooter James Holmes doing the same thing. See photos and a video and get more information about this shocking case below.

As we noted in our previous coverage, Guzman's Facebook page remained online for quite a while after her arrest and featured numerous stunning shots of the young woman, including this one....

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...and this one....

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...as well as an image of her onstage with a microphone wearing a "Hello Kitty" shirt:

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These pics stand in stark contrast to the narrative of the Arapahoe County arrest affidavit in the case. The report states that Aurora police dispatch received a 911 call just past 10 p.m. on August 28 from Ryan Hoy, Guzman's stepfather.

He told the operator that Guzman and his wife, 47-year-old Yun-Mi Hoy, were inside the bathroom of the residence at 2624 South Lima Street -- and he could see blood coming under the door.

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The scene of the crime.
Ryan added that police had been called earlier in the day because of ongoing strife between Guzman and her mom -- and 7News revealed that the girl's father, Robert Guzman, had spoken to her about her "teen rebelliousness" about three hours before the 911 call.

"I went to talk to her because her mother was worried and wanted me to talk to Isabella," Robert told the station. "So, I went to talk to Isabella and we sat down in the backyard looking at the trees and the animals and I started to talk to her about the respect that people should have for their parents. And I was trying to let her know that she should be obedient to her parents, not rebellious, that she should try to listen more and everything was going fine.

"In the conversation, I thought that I made progress," he added. "But obviously it didn't do nothing, because hours later, this thing happened."

Continue for more about the not-guilty-for-reason-of-insanity judgment in the Isabella Guzman case, including additional photos, a video and the arrest affidavit.


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melbent
melbent

Is she a regular marijuana smoker? It would give us a clear clue about her demonic behavior. Marijuana is not the solution. There are good things.  http://ow.ly/yAzlK

SnarkBite
SnarkBite

All she wanted was a Pepsi..

Chele Elehc
Chele Elehc

That judge is insane!!!!!.......thats one evil little bitch !!!!.........

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Charge her with the crime and put her in a mental institution!

Michael Scott
Michael Scott

If you stab someone 151 times, you are NOT sane, you would be INSANE. She needs help, not to be thrown into a severely broken correctional system.

Bryan Moberg
Bryan Moberg

I'll agree with insanity, but that doesn't excuse the killers actions nor should that earn a more lenient sentence

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

If you read my reply to a comment earlier, just up above it shows that I do have knowledge to how the insanity plea works. Even being placed into a psych-ward, they can be let out eventually, and run the risk of killing someone again. If they can do it once, they can do it again, why risk it?

Kedhrin Gonzalez
Kedhrin Gonzalez

i don't think you understand how the insanity plea works... if they get it, they don't just walk out of jail all free they go to mental institutions and could spend the rest of their life there and even then still severely monitored.... they don't deserve prison/death penalty because the whole purpose of 'reason of insanity' is the fact its not their fault (to a degree)... they're not criminals, they're just insane. they need help and care - not punishment.

salmonilla
salmonilla

My verdict:  Guilty

Sentence: Botched Execution!

Steve At Work
Steve At Work

It shouldn't matter in regards to protecting the public. Hang them.

Katie Ellise
Katie Ellise

Yes. True. I'm speaking along lines more of James Holmes. He must be re tried again. I remember discussing this in my legal and ethics class. It seems so interesting to see how many people will use this for an escape goat though. Some people really do need to plea it.

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

Actually, if found not guilty by reason of insanity she'll be hospitalized until doctors say she can leave. She won't be tried again (per the 5th Amendment).

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

So you are saying that as long as someone is crazy it IS ok to go around killing people? If they are that mentally unstable then they should be locked up for their whole life, or given the death penalty, just like any other murderer. What is to stop them from getting out of the psych-ward and committing murder again? Absolutely nothing. I don't care who you are, if you commit murder, you should be locked up for life instead of being given an indeterminate period of time in a psych-ward.

Nelson Pineda
Nelson Pineda

She is an example of these teenage kids thinking that they can't be told shit

Nelson Pineda
Nelson Pineda

That bitch is not mentally insane she is just a crazy bitch that does not need to live. Eye for eye

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

You called it, Matthew. It's definitely NOT the easy way out. People believe it is because it's so heavily publicized whenever it happens. Also, MattandKayla, if someone is so mentally ill that they are incapable of comprehending the severity of their actions, then they don't "need to be charged."

Joslyn Larned
Joslyn Larned

I don't advocate for murder. But 151 times? That's at best NOT normal. Something is going on inside the head of anyone who has to time and energy to stab someone 151 times. Something quite out of the norm. If that person needs help by all means get it. Who is to say her rebellious ways weren't related? Teens are rebellious. I have two and a third growing into a teen this year. Maybe her parents didn't think to have her evaluated?

Gail Lucinda Madrid
Gail Lucinda Madrid

Mental or not charge the lil crazy bitch did u c her makin faces!? She must not b too mental looks like she'll offend again u can c it in her eyes

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

"It's the easy way out"...lol. 1% of murder defendants claim it. 1% of those that claim it are found not guilty by reason of it. She still has to go to trial, the judge is just letting her use the defense.

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

She still has to go to trial, she just gets to TRY to use the defense.

Katie Ellise
Katie Ellise

She will have to go to trail again when she no longer pleas insanity.

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

"It's the easy way out"...lol. 1% of murder defendants claim it. 1% of those that claim it are found not guilty by reason of it.

Susan Kemp
Susan Kemp

I don't know enough about paranoid schizophrenia to know if it can actually be managed or if they just treat the symptoms. Something about the last line that she'll be released based on her condition sits uneasy with me. Prisons have a set time you have to stay; early release has evaluations in place. At a mental health hospital can you be released for bureaucratic reasons like the hospital being too full? It's not that I'm not willing to give the benefit of the doubt that she's sick, it's just for the sake of her community I hope it's hard to get our of a mental health facility.

Katie Ellise
Katie Ellise

My teacher is dr Shawn worthy :) one of the best teachers at metro!!!

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

I'm so sick of this reason of insanity bullshit. They are sick people who still need to be charged. Did she have a previous record of mental disorders? It seems like every killer out there anymore wants to claim insanity. It's the easy way out for them.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@melbent Did she drink water?
  It would give us a clear clue about her demonic behavior. Marijuana is not the solution. There are good things. 

Since you brought up "demonic," is there any proof she's a conservative?

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