NORWICH – Accused “Road Rage Killer” John Guzy appeared in Chenango County Court on Tuesday for the second day of his bench trial.
Guzy, of Bainbridge, is charged with the murder of 26-year-old Derek D. Prindle, of Afton, after a road rage incident that escalated and ended in Prindle’s death and the serious injury to Prindle’s father, Derek S. Prindle.
Guzy has been previously indicted on 17 crimes related to this incident which happened in 2014, including: murder in the second degree, a class A-1 felony; attempted murder in the second degree, a class B felony; two counts of assault in the first degree, a class B felony; two counts of criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, a class B felony; criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony; driving while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor; and six counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Guzy is a retired New York City Police Officer and, at the time of the incident, was employed by the Chenango County Correctional Facility. According to police reports, Guzy was also intoxicated with a BAC of .11 when the shooting occurred.
Guzy has waived his right to a jury trial. He is being represented by his attorney, Benjamin Bergman, in front of Chenango County Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr.