Photos: Isabella Guzman's insanity plea accepted for stabbing her mom 151 times
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.
Isabella Guzman in court yesterday, from 9News coverage.
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....
...and this one....
...as well as an image of her onstage with a microphone wearing a "Hello Kitty" shirt:
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.
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.
The scene of the crime.
"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.