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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kevin Guerin, Man Accused of Trying to Drill Brother's Head, Beat Neighbor for Being a "Fag"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

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The not-so-handy man who allegedly tried to use a power drill on his older brother's head earlier this week apparently has a track record of aggression. Authorities say 57-year-old Kevin Guerin had been recently released from jail for allegedly beating his neighbor for being gay.

According to Omid Talai, spokesman for the DA's Office, Guerin had been released on a $150,000 bail on Oct. 11 and went to stay with his older brother on the 100 block of Judson Avenue. The two brothers were repairing a door latch when they got into a fight and Guerin took the hand drill to his brother's forehead and revved it.

His brother, 61, fought Guerin off of him and the two got into a physical altercation, which ended when Guerin took the drill and hit his brother in the face multiple times. He was taken to the hospital and treated for face lacerations, according to police.

Four days before the Oct. 16 attack on his brother, Guerin was in jail on assault charges after he allegedly choked and punched his neighbor on the 300 block of Seneca Avenue.

As he was beating the victim, who had visible injuries, Guerin purportedly told the man: "Do you know why I am going to kill you? Because you are a fag."

Guerin, who was also charged with a hate crime, is currently undergoing a mental health evaluation.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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