COURT RULING: Guidry Appeal Denied

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There will be no new trial for a northern Iowa man who shot and wounded his ex-wife, their two-year son and his ex-wife’s boyfriend eight years ago.

The Iowa Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Richard Guidry. Guidry was convicted in 2006 on two counts of attempted murder.

The shooting happened on a county road near Pocahontas.

Police say Guidry used a 12-guage shotgun to shoot Holly Newhouse-Guidry in the arm, two-year old Tristan Guidry in the face, and Scot Blasey in the head.

They all survived, but Blasey was left with brain damage and unable to walk.

In his appeal, Richard Guidry argued he had ineffective counsel from his lawyer.