Police Charge Teens With Stomping Good Samaritan
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 13, 2006
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA--Neighbors and relatives describe Kent Guetling as a happy, contented fellow who liked to help others.
The 48-year-old, who reportedly had an intellectual disability, particularly enjoyed fixing bicycles for area kids. He dreamed of opening up his own repair shop, someday.
On April 7, the 48-year-old Guetling was stomped to death when he tried to help a friend retrieve a stolen DVD player.
"He was just trying to help a buddy and it backfired on him," Guetling's sister Dawn Shanoff, told the Sacramento Bee last week.
Police arrested 16-year-olds Dimitri Lamar Potts and Glen Timothy Stout on June 1, and charged them with Guetling's murder. They are being prosecuted as adults.
"The thing my partner and I have been battling is that the victim was doing absolutely nothing wrong," said Detective John Morris, who is investigating the case.
"Two teens held in fatal beating" (Sacramento Bee)