Thanksgiving is the one time of the year where we take account and are appreciative for whatever blessings, no matter how meager, we have accrued through the year. Well, someone should have told that to Joel Michael Guy, who raged about what he did not have.
You see, Joel, was in a pinch. He was a 28 year old resident of Baton Rouge, Lousiana. He had just recently taken a “sabatical” from his studies at Lousiana State University where he had been pursuing a degree for (ahem) NINE YEARS! Somehow, word got around to Joel that his parents, Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr. (the people that raised him presumably) were cutting him off financially. Now I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the financial consideration, but when left to our imaginations, I think we can put 2 and 2 together.
So when this past Thanksgiving occured Joel met with his parents at their home along with his sisters. Everything seemed right and reasonable at the time the sisters left. What occured after they left was anything but. Sometime between late-Friday and mid-Saturday, Joel attacked his parents, and killed them. But not only did he kill them, he expressed a certain savagery that is inhuman. He stabbed them to death. He then decapitated them. Lastly, he then attempted to dissolve their bodies in an acid bath.
Who knows what the tipping point was for Joel? Was he cold and calculating? Or was he incensed in the moment? Regardless, I hope the measure of his brutality is met with compensatory jusitce. My prayers to the family.