Norwalk Woman Charged With Assault With Screwdriver

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Guerlie Guirand of Norwalk was arrested on second-degree assault and other charges Thursday, police said.
Guerlie Guirand of Norwalk was arrested on second-degree assault and other charges Thursday, police said. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. – A 41-year-old Norwalk woman was charged with attacking her husband with a screwdriver during an argument Thursday and nearly injuring their 6-year-old son, police said.

Guerlie Guirand, of Suncrest Road, and her 39-year-old husband were arguing over where to place a television in their home and the disagreement escalated, police said.

The couple’s son witnessed the assault and was struck near one of his eyes by the screwdriver but not injured, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. The husband suffered minor cuts and scratches but did not require medical treatment, Cotto said.

Guirand was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and with disorderly conduct and risk of injury or impairing the morals of a child, misdemeanors. She was released after posting a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Friday.

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I think a bigger problem is that people convicted of a felony lose access to important and often urgently needed public assistance benefits, like subsidized housing. This becomes a disaster for the kids that are affected. I hope the family gets help.

She is a Social Worker who can not exercise her career because of her Looong mental illness,even been at Norwalk Hospital Phsyciatric department for months many times over.I hope the judge called up her social worker for housing Now and teach her husband how to cope with disable people.

Given the amount of domestic violence not only against women, but obviously against men, this is not a joke, and ought not to be taken lightly!
Not only was the husband injured but also a little boy, which is extremely sad.
Hopefully this woman will receive professional help. Otherwise the next time, there won't be two injuries but perhaps two deaths.
I'll pray for this family.

Laws prohibit persons convicted of felonies or forcible misdemeanors the ability to own a firearm, therefore people who have been convicted of certain types of family violence or other serious crimes may not be able to posses a gun. Probably is a great relief to her family. The screwdriver served a higher purpose.

Should probably ban screwdrivers. Theyre too dangerous in untrained hands.

The day that a screwdriver is used to kill 26 people in less than fifteen minutes, we can consider legislation banning screwdrivers.