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  • Father of Murdered 5-Year-Old Says He'll Make Sure Killer Suffers Same Fate

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/08...iller/#comment

    We should all follow the Law, but in this case, I don't blame the father.


    The father of a 5-year-old boy killed in 1975 is vowing to murder his son's killer if the man is released, as scheduled, several years early from a 40-year sentence.
    John Foreman said in an interview Monday with WPRO-AM radio that he will kill convicted murderer Michael Woodmansee "as aggressively and as painfully" as he killed his son if Woodmansee is released from prison early.
    Woodmansee, who was 16 years old at the time, kidnapped and killed Jason Foreman in 1975 in South Kingstown, R.I. He confessed and was convicted of second-degree murder eight years later.
    Jason Foreman was presumed to be missing until 1982, when Woodmansee tried to lure another boy into his home. The boy escaped and police began to question Woodmansee about Foreman's disappearance.
    Authorities found the boy's skull and bones on Woodmansee's , along with a journal that detailed the gruesome killing. John Foreman told the radio station that Woodmansee wrote about eating his son's flesh in the journal.

    "That's what he thinks about. That's what is still on his mind I'm sure, if gets out again, to do this again," Foreman said.
    Woodmansee pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1983 and was sentenced to 40 years in jail. This was part of a plea bargain meant to spare the Foreman family from hearing the details of their son's death.
    But Woodmansee is set to be released 12 years earlier than was previously expected, the Providence Journal reports, sparking outrage from the Foreman family.
    "I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man," Foreman told the radio station.
    Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said in a statement Monday that he was concerned and outraged about Woodmansee's scheduled release, and said he was urging the Department of Corrections to consider all avenues available to keep him behind bars. Kempe said the office would work with the Department of Corrections to review all legal options available.
    Patricia Coyne-Fague, chief legal counsel for the Department of Corrections, said Monday she had not yet heard from the attorney general's office, but that typically the only way an inmate can lose good time he's earned for early release is if he misbehaves.
    She explained that Woodmansee is eligible for early release under a longstanding law, first put in place in 1872, and last significantly changed in 1960. That law allowed Woodmansee to earn up to 10 days off his sentence for every month he behaved. Because he also had a job in prison, he was eligible to receive up to two additional days per month off his sentence for every month he worked at least 15 days, she said.
    For his own protection, Woodmansee served nearly all of the last 28 years of his sentence in prisons in Massachusetts instead of Rhode Island, but returned to the state last week, the newspaper said.
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    Originally posted by jason860 View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/08...iller/#comment

    We should all follow the Law, but in this case, I don't blame the father.


    The father of a 5-year-old boy killed in 1975 is vowing to murder his son's killer if the man is released, as scheduled, several years early from a 40-year sentence.
    John Foreman said in an interview Monday with WPRO-AM radio that he will kill convicted murderer Michael Woodmansee "as aggressively and as painfully" as he killed his son if Woodmansee is released from prison early.
    Woodmansee, who was 16 years old at the time, kidnapped and killed Jason Foreman in 1975 in South Kingstown, R.I. He confessed and was convicted of second-degree murder eight years later.
    Jason Foreman was presumed to be missing until 1982, when Woodmansee tried to lure another boy into his home. The boy escaped and police began to question Woodmansee about Foreman's disappearance.
    Authorities found the boy's skull and bones on Woodmansee's , along with a journal that detailed the gruesome killing. John Foreman told the radio station that Woodmansee wrote about eating his son's flesh in the journal.

    "That's what he thinks about. That's what is still on his mind I'm sure, if gets out again, to do this again," Foreman said.
    Woodmansee pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1983 and was sentenced to 40 years in jail. This was part of a plea bargain meant to spare the Foreman family from hearing the details of their son's death.
    But Woodmansee is set to be released 12 years earlier than was previously expected, the Providence Journal reports, sparking outrage from the Foreman family.
    "I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man," Foreman told the radio station.
    Amy Kempe, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said in a statement Monday that he was concerned and outraged about Woodmansee's scheduled release, and said he was urging the Department of Corrections to consider all avenues available to keep him behind bars. Kempe said the office would work with the Department of Corrections to review all legal options available.
    Patricia Coyne-Fague, chief legal counsel for the Department of Corrections, said Monday she had not yet heard from the attorney general's office, but that typically the only way an inmate can lose good time he's earned for early release is if he misbehaves.
    She explained that Woodmansee is eligible for early release under a longstanding law, first put in place in 1872, and last significantly changed in 1960. That law allowed Woodmansee to earn up to 10 days off his sentence for every month he behaved. Because he also had a job in prison, he was eligible to receive up to two additional days per month off his sentence for every month he worked at least 15 days, she said.
    For his own protection, Woodmansee served nearly all of the last 28 years of his sentence in prisons in Massachusetts instead of Rhode Island, but returned to the state last week, the newspaper said.
    My only question is how can someone be rehabilitated after killing a 5 year old and eating his flesh?
    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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    Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
    ~Thomas Jefferson

    "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
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    • #3
      In California they can be detained in a mental institution after release from prison if still deemed dangerous. Anything in Rhode Island like that?
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      • #4
        If I was going to kill someone, I wouldn't announce it to the world. To be fair I didn't read the story once I saw eating flesh and 5 year old murdered. This sicko should have been shot years ago.
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        • #5
          Any body has the father's address? I would like to send him some stuff.

          What's up with the COs giving him that much gain time?
          Last edited by westside popo; 03-09-2011, 06:17 AM.

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          • #6
            I don't care if the father announced it or not. If I was on a jury that heard a murder case against the father one couldn't pay me to convict him.
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            • #7
              ^^^^

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              MDRDEP:

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              • #8
                I remember something years ago where a father shot his son's rapist/murdered in the head, while in police custody, with tv cameras rolling. Cameras were filming the cops walking him through, IIRC, an airport after extraditing him, and the father turns steps out of a phone booth and plugs him right in the head. I THINK he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Anyone remember when/where that was, and how it turned out?
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                • #9
                  I remember that happening that was in the 80"s if I belive correctly. As soon as I started reading your first sentance it came back to me. He was pertending he was on the phone as they walked by him he turned fired and dropped the gun. The father was short with glasses if I remember correctly. In the 80's it was a different mindset and we didn't have so much hug a thug and everyone can be "saved" mentality that they have today. I don't say that as a good thing meaning todays mentality.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Murf425 View Post
                    I remember something years ago where a father shot his son's rapist/murdered in the head, while in police custody, with tv cameras rolling. Cameras were filming the cops walking him through, IIRC, an airport after extraditing him, and the father turns steps out of a phone booth and plugs him right in the head. I THINK he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Anyone remember when/where that was, and how it turned out?
                    He was never charged

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                    • #11
                      Jury trial for the father if he follows through.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ryker View Post
                        Jury trial for the father if he follows through.
                        I seriously doubt he would be convicted here.

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                        • #13
                          I'd announce it, advertise it and video tape the actual killing of the motherfsdfas who killed my kid. Then I'd play it to the entire court from my iphone, all while having a smile on my face.

                          I'll start a website to raise money for the guy's legal fund...

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                          • #14
                            I would help you and support you with that website
                            MDRDEP:

                            There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pogue Mahone View Post
                              I don't care if the father announced it or not. If I was on a jury that heard a murder case against the father one couldn't pay me to convict him.
                              Agreed. That is one case for which I'd very much like to be a jury member.

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