Las Vegas, NV –Last year I posted about Carl Guilford, the teenager who claimed the devil made him suffocate his 6-year-old cousin to death and then later stab his cellmate to death with a pencil. On Monday, he pleaded not guilty.
His attorney, Deputy Public Defender Norman Reed, intends to argue that his client is not guilty by reason of insanity even though his client was determined to be sane enough to stand trial.
For those of you who may have missed this story when we reported it last August, Guilford, then 18-years-old, was arrested and charged with suffocating his 6-year-old cousin. He said that after he killed the boy, the Devil told him “well done.”
After being arrested for that murder, he was placed in a cell at the Clark County Detention Center with Francesco Sanfilippo, a 39-year-old who had gotten busted possessing child pornography.
A few weeks later, Guilford attacked Sanfilippo as he sat at a table and began stabbing the man in the neck with a pencil. Guilford would be found sitting on the top bunk of his blood-splattered cell sporting a blank stare. His dead cellmate was nearby, covered in a white sheet.
Guilford would first claim he killed the man because he had grabbed his ass, but then later said that the Devil told him to kill Sanfilippo or he was going to make Guilford kill himself.
“Two homicides under these set of circumstances could not have happened, but, for this young man’s mental illness, I believe, that will be the appropriate finding for the court,” Reed said when explaining why he’s seeking the not guilty by reason of instantly plea.
The mother of the boy Guilford killed told police that Guilford began acting strange after smoking marijuana laced with an unknown substance, often speaking about angels, demons, Illuminati, and other such nonsense like psychics and Ouija boards.Tags: Carl Guilford, Crime, Devil, Illinois, Stabbing