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Masked Conn. teen killed
by dad called a good kid

Associated Press, by John Christofferson

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 9/29/2012 1:02:04 PM

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he played an online game with friends Wednesday night. But hours later, authorities say, Tyler was outside wearing a black ski mask and wielding a knife when he was shot by his father, who thought he was a prowler. (Snip) Police were investigating whether the father's gun was registered.

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I can't begin to imagine the anguish of the father. Curious, though, about "registered" guns in Connecticut. I'll have to ask my brother about that.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/29/2012 1:11:46 PM     (No. 8898589)

Father accidentally kills son,leftists worry about gun control.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet, 9/29/2012 1:15:38 PM     (No. 8898598)

A good kid gone bad, it seems. And now dead.

People do stupid things all the time. Fortunately, it does always end up like this.

Back in the day before cell phones, I had been out of state for several months at several different job locations, when I dropped in on my parents unannounced, arriving late at night after their usual bedtime. They had moved the week before from this very rural location and I walked into what was now the home of a stranger. And I backed out very quietly, lucky I did not get hit with a shotgun blast.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber, 9/29/2012 1:24:36 PM     (No. 8898612)

"Registered gun"; a myth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/29/2012 1:27:08 PM     (No. 8898617)

My heart breaks for this father. No parent should have to live with this guilt...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: postaway, 9/29/2012 1:44:28 PM     (No. 8898651)

I think I read it in Poor Richard's Almanac, or perhaps it was the moral of one of Aesop's fables, but always remember: When you have a ski mask on and a knife in your hand, it is never good practice to approach someone holding a loaded gun.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 9/29/2012 2:03:23 PM     (No. 8898675)

This man will need a lot of prayers and help. So sad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/29/2012 2:24:23 PM     (No. 8898709)

FTA:


Tyler was a student at New Fairfield High School and a Civil Air Patrol cadet. Some of those who knew him said he enjoyed spending time with family and flying gliders and small planes. He was adopted by Giuliano and his wife a few years ago, friends said.


His previous history - if anyone knows it - and the circumstances of his adoption as a teenager may be instructive.

"Nice" kids can often be disturbed. This one was armed, disguised, and apparently breaking into his aunt's house at 1 AM. He knew who he encountered - his adoptive father was in regular clothes and recognizable.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/29/2012 3:17:25 PM     (No. 8898780)

Mr. G. did not accidentally shoot his son. He shot an armed, masked person, who may have been trying to kill Mr. G's sister.
If it was a prank, the lad would have pulled off his ski mask.
Mr. G. has nothing to apologize for. He may have saved his sister from being brutally murdered, probably raped.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 9/29/2012 3:17:53 PM     (No. 8898782)

Unregistered gun? What are they going to do? Prosecute? Aside from the unamerican aspect of it, the courts will never be able to provide him with as tormented a Hell as the one he will be living the rest of his days.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: redmom, 9/29/2012 4:11:06 PM     (No. 8898897)

It may be true that he was a 'good kid'. However, one has to wonder if that is true, why was he dressed in all black with a mask and a knife in his hand?

This is a horrible tragedy all around.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: grampus, 9/29/2012 4:35:41 PM     (No. 8898942)

Fortunately, the knife and mask were registered.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/29/2012 6:27:22 PM     (No. 8899108)

Some days I'm ashamed to be human.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 9/29/2012 6:39:20 PM     (No. 8899133)

There's something missing from this story; I don't know what it is, but it's missing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/29/2012 10:16:19 PM     (No. 8899455)

Right #10. There are too many questions here. Ones mans good kid is another mans dirtbag. We'll see. Suicide by parent? geez.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mike43, 9/29/2012 10:46:22 PM     (No. 8899496)

I'm sorry but wearing a black ski mask, carrying a knife and stalking around your adoptive aunt's house by definition does not make you a good kid.

Now wonder I refuse to adopt or foster children.

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