Daughter, Isabella Guzman, stabbs her mother 79 times in face and neck
ABC7 NEWS: CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Eighteen-year-old Isabella Yun-Mi Guzman emailed her mother “you will pay” and later spit in her face on the day before she allegedly killed her mother by stabbing her 79 times in her face and neck in the bathroom of their Aurora home, according to court records.
An autopsy showed the mother, 47-year-old Yun-Mi Hoy, died after being stabbed repeatedly in the face and neck, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by 7NEWS.
The teen’s stepfather, Ryan Hoy, said his wife was attacked as she went to take a shower in an upstairs bathroom on Wednesday night. The stepfather told police he was eating dinner downstairs when he heard a thumping sound upstairs and his wife calling his name.
The stepfather said he rushed upstairs and heard the shower running and tried to push his way through the closed bathroom door. He said he caught a glimpse of Isabella, who pushed the door shut with her back and locked it.
Ryan Hoy said he saw blood seeping from under the bathroom door and ran to get his cellphone and called 911, telling a call-taker that he believed his wife was being attacked, the affidavit said.
The stepfather rushed back to the bathroom with 911 still on the phone and heard his wife say “Jehovah,” the affidavit said.
Then the bathroom door opened and Isabella walked out, holding a knife downward in her right hand, the stepfather said. He said Isabella never said a word and stared straight ahead as she walked past him and went downstairs.
Ryan Hoy said he looked into the bathroom and saw the naked body of his wife, covered in blood on the floor. Her throat had been slashed, he told police, and a baseball bat was lying under her body.
Following the 911 dispatcher’s instructions, Ryan Hoy tried to open his wife’s airway and perform CPR. But he later told police his wife’s eyes were staring blankly and he thought she was already dead. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The stepfather said Isabella Guzman took the knife and fled the home clad only in a pink athletic bra and turquoise shorts, the affidavit said. She was arrested Thursday afternoon by Aurora police at a parking garage 2851 S. Parker Road, near East Hampden Avenue.
Ryan Hoy said his stepdaughter had argued with her mother often since she was young and, when she was about 7 years old, she had been sent to live with her father, Robert Guzman, for a while.
The stepfather said Isabella had become more “threatening and disrespectful” to her mother recently, including yelling at her mom and spitting in her face on Tuesday. Yun-Mi Hoy was so frightened of her daughter she asked her husband to sleep in the bedroom with her, the stepfather told police.
Then on Wednesday morning Yun-Mi Hoy showed her husband an email her daughter sent her that said in effect “you will pay,” Ryan Hoy told police.
This prompted the mother to call police later Wednesday and ask officers to come to the home because her daughter “had threatened to harm her,” the affidavit said.
Officers responding to the domestic disturbance arrived at the home and spoke with the mother and daughter, cautioning Isabella that her mother could throw her out of the home for her behavior, Ryan Hoy told police.
The teen’s father, Robert Guzman, told 7NEWS he had counseled his daughter at her mother’s request just hours before the killing. He said Isabella’s mother was concerned about her teenage rebelliousness and her need to respect her elders.
The stepfather said things appeared to have calmed down after the police visit and the teen stayed in her room for the rest of the evening.
On Friday morning, a judge ordered Isabella Guzman held without bond on investigation of first-degree murder.
Guzman had a bandage on her right wrist and was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit during the brief appearance in Arapahoe County court, our partners at The Denver Post reported. She is being held in the Arapahoe County Jail.
SOURCE: ARTICLE BY ABC 7 NEWS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER5, 2013
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