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Father of Murdered 5-Year-Old Says He'll Make Sure Killer Suffers Same Fate
Foxnews.com ^ | 03/08/2011 | FocNews

Posted on 03/08/2011 8:09:46 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha

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......

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: crime; crimerevenge; killer; ri; woodmansee
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1 posted on 03/08/2011 8:09:48 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Most likely I’d want to do the same thing... I just wouldn’t be quite so public about my intentions.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 8:11:22 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

Ill contribute to his defense fund after he does it.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 8:12:39 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: ThinkingBuddha

I can understand how distraught the father is with the thought of the killer of his five year old getting out of prison. IMHO, announcing you are going to murder the murderer of your child is not the smartest move. In some cases, silence is golden.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 8:13:27 AM PST by momtothree
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To: DCBryan1
His only mistake is saying it publicly. Personally I'd be writing letters to the Warden and Parole Boards telling them I forgive this creep, that I'm sure he's turned his life around, etc.

Then.....

5 posted on 03/08/2011 8:14:41 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
I can't say as I blame the man...I'd like to be on the jury that tries him for it...

Mike

6 posted on 03/08/2011 8:14:46 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

How could a father do any less?


7 posted on 03/08/2011 8:15:02 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
I believe that capital punishment is a waste of time and money.

In odere to pay his debt to society the convicted murderer should have his eyes, heart, lung, kidneys and lungs harvested and given those in need.

then he can be taken tothe prison gate where he will be released......

8 posted on 03/08/2011 8:15:17 AM PST by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

John, SSS.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 8:15:30 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

On the other hand there may be some folks out there with the same feelings. I just hope the dad will have a good alibi.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 8:17:13 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Speak softly and carry a big stick.....


11 posted on 03/08/2011 8:17:39 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

If I’m on the jury, I’d be saying to the other jurors “Look, it’s POSSIBLE that the 200 witnesses who saw him shoot the guy in broad daylight are all mistaken. Maybe it was some guy who just looks like him who happens to have the same fingerprints and blood type. I think there’s reasonable doubt here.”


12 posted on 03/08/2011 8:18:10 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: DCBryan1
Most likely, the man will not kill his son's murderer. But, if people do agree to fund men who are willing to carry out punishment for this crime I believe some change may come. Pedophiles can not be cured. While I do not support the death penalty, I can understand a man's need to rid society of this type of predator. Anyway, I would certainly contribute to a legal defense fund for this man.
13 posted on 03/08/2011 8:18:51 AM PST by T bench ("God wills it." Urban II)
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 8:18:56 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Young Werther
Just take him to a lake. Secure a large rock to his neck. Man overboard.
15 posted on 03/08/2011 8:19:48 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: DCBryan1

And if I was on the jury, a big NOT GULITY.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 8:20:10 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: Young Werther

that’s why i support hanging as a chosen method for capital punishment. it won’t destroy the harvestable organs.


17 posted on 03/08/2011 8:22:17 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

This pedophile not only kidnapped and murdered a five year old boy, he was caught when he tried to do the same thing to a second little boy.

I can’t imagine why he didn’t get the death penalty in the first place.

My thought was the same as everyone else’s here. He is foolish to make such statements publicly. But if I was on the jury when he was tried, I would find him not guilty. It’s called elementary justice, when the legal system fails like this to do its job.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 8:24:09 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

The best way to take care of scum like the killer is to find a fellow inmate that has no hope of parole, to “assist”.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 8:25:47 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ThinkingBuddha
This is why I support the death penalty.

It doesn't matter what the details of the crime are, or how long the sentence - let enough years go by and the usual idiots will begin the “reformed, sorry, forgiveness” bullsh@t.

If the victim is in the ground, put the perp there as well. If he is truly reformed and sorry, God will sort it out.

20 posted on 03/08/2011 8:27:02 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Cicero

Wasn’t there a story some years back about a father who managed to empty his revolver into a released pedophile/murderer as he was walking out of jail? I think the perp killed his son.


21 posted on 03/08/2011 8:28:20 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

22 posted on 03/08/2011 8:29:55 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Civilized people make a social contract with each other. They create governments and laws and agree to obey them. We all give up a little so we can prosper as a group.

One of the things we give up is vengeance. On one side the people agree not to seek private vengeance in exchange for a promise by our government to punish those that wrong us.

It was only a generation or so ago that a person accused of murder (kidnapping and even rape) was tried and if found guilty was executed in a very short time.

Recently it was reported that a man on death row in California died of old age waiting for all his appeals.

My question for those that put road blocks in the way of having justice done, what are you going to do when the people realize the social contract against vengeance has broken by those that care more for the criminal then their victim (or victim’s family).

Personally I prefer allowing the state to deal with finding justice but I can understand those that feel cheated.


23 posted on 03/08/2011 8:30:45 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Our man in washington

“If I’m on the jury, I’d be saying to the other jurors “Look, it’s POSSIBLE that the 200 witnesses who saw him shoot the guy in broad daylight are all mistaken. Maybe it was some guy who just looks like him who happens to have the same fingerprints and blood type. I think there’s reasonable doubt here.”

Lol at that. If I were on the jury and considering the meaning of ‘reasonable doubt,’ I’d say that ‘reasonable’ more than makes up for whatever is lacking in ‘doubt.’


24 posted on 03/08/2011 8:32:54 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: WestwardHo
How could a father do any less?

The only thing that he needs to do less of is talking. Otherwise, every other father out there must feel the same way.

Well, except for Michael Dukakis, who said during one of the '88 debates that he would've stood around with his thumb in some orifice while his wife was raped...and they never got around to asking a question about his kids. If the stupid tank commercial didn't end that race, this response did. But he's not normal, and the father in this case most definitely IS.

25 posted on 03/08/2011 8:33:32 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: ThinkingBuddha
But in 1983, as part of a plea-bargain arrangement, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. A judge ordered him to serve 40 years of a 50-year sentence. (As part of the plea arrangement, Woodmansee also received 10 years for assaulting the second boy. That term ran concurrently with the longer sentence.)

So, basically, if the judge and the prosecutor had actually been looking out for the victims and the public, instead of molly-coddling murderous pedophiles, this worthless piece of inhuman garbage COULD have started out having to 'good behavior' some time off of a 60 year sentence instead of just 40, and he would not be 'eligible for early realease' for another 11 or 12 years. And a LOT can happen in 11 or 12 years in prison.

26 posted on 03/08/2011 8:34:00 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ScottinVA

Two interesting items in article:

1. The father allowed a plea bargain in order to keep the details of the death (murderer kept journal) from coming out.

2. 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


27 posted on 03/08/2011 8:36:06 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: ThinkingBuddha

The entire town should be lining up to offer the father pre-emptive alibis.

This animal should have been put down by the prison population years ago.


28 posted on 03/08/2011 8:36:12 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: ThinkingBuddha

So, they moved him for his own protection. Why????? I was wondering why some inmate had not taken him out by this time. now, I know the answer. The stupid government put him into a “prisoner protection program”!!!!!


29 posted on 03/08/2011 8:37:58 AM PST by Gumdrop (proud to be an American citizen)
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To: T bench
While I do not support the death penalty, I can understand a man's need to rid society of this type of predator.

See my FReeper profile for a suggested alternative.

30 posted on 03/08/2011 8:38:19 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

The sentence was entirely to lenient in the first place. This is why I support the death penalty. This guy should have been given a bullet to the head. He should have never been allowed to plea bargain down to second degree murder. It was clearly premeditated murder. The guy is clearly sick in the head. Probably what drove his good behavior was the desire to get out so he can get his hands on another innocent little boy.


31 posted on 03/08/2011 8:40:19 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: T bench
While I do not support the death penalty, I can understand a man's need to rid society of this type of predator.

I am genuinely curious: how is it that you can be against the death penalty, while simultaneously being in favor of vigilante justice? I mean, think about it, the death penalty only imposed after a trial in which all of the available evidence is presented, whereas there's no trial in the case of vigilante justice except in the mind of the relative of the perp's victim.

Full disclosure - I am for the death penalty, but I also wouldn't blame the father in this case for carrying out his threat. The consistency in my belief is that murderers should pay a just price for their crime(s), and if society is too timid to do so, or so badly favors the criminal at the expense of the victim and of justice, then "other means" of ensuing justice are justifiable.

32 posted on 03/08/2011 8:40:52 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: ReverendJames

I think Dads have to help each other out with these things...


33 posted on 03/08/2011 8:40:52 AM PST by Jim Noble (I'd crawl over broken glass for her. Alea iacta est.)
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To: momtothree

Maybe he is just really clever. What better defense after the fact than, if I really planned to kill the guy, would I have announced it to the world first?


34 posted on 03/08/2011 8:43:11 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: ScottinVA

This POS would quietly disappear and end up at the bottom of an abandon strip mine silt pond with a nice belly full of concrete in him to weight him down in my neck of the woods. Although he would suffer considerably before he split hell wide open.


35 posted on 03/08/2011 8:43:47 AM PST by sarge83
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Can’t blame the Father now anybody could shoot the perp and the LEO’s are going after him first, however, A nice Car accident comes to mind.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 8:44:41 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

I hope the father takes the following advice:

1. Rather than eat the flesh himself, just feed it to the pigs.

2. Kill the bastard in a friendly jurisdiction, just about anywhere in the South will do. Be sure to have your son’s picture run in the papers before your trial.


37 posted on 03/08/2011 8:46:00 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: SeeSac

The journal mentioned cannibalism.


38 posted on 03/08/2011 8:49:21 AM PST by bvw
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To: Jim Noble

Basically I think that he put a contract out on the guy. If he doesn’t get him then some dad will.


39 posted on 03/08/2011 8:51:50 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Ancesthntr
“The only thing that he needs to do less of is talking.”

Just hear me.
Every ugly, perverse, obscene, filthy, destructive, anti-God, anti-country, anti-family, anti-decentsy activity is celebrated, entertained and shouted from the roof tops. A father wants to do to a monster what the justice system will not and he needs to be quiet. I don't know how to say this exactly, but isn't time men threw caution to the wind, got damn man, and started doing something about the weak knee'd, limp wristed, ignoramuses that "rule" over us? They aren't even men, they aren't even armed...it drives me crazy.

40 posted on 03/08/2011 8:53:01 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I vaguely remember something of the kind, but I’m afraid I don’t remember any of the details.


41 posted on 03/08/2011 8:53:53 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

When Law Enforcment fails to enforce the law; When justice stops prevailing, there is little choice left.


42 posted on 03/08/2011 8:54:12 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: CIB-173RDABN
One of the things we give up is vengeance. On one side the people agree not to seek private vengeance in exchange for a promise by our government to punish those that wrong us.

Personally I prefer allowing the state to deal with finding justice but I can understand those that feel cheated.

Vigilantism occurs when a system designed to protect the innocent and punish the guilty now does the opposite.

43 posted on 03/08/2011 8:55:18 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

The man’s an idiot.
Only a complete moron would announce his intentions ahead of time.


44 posted on 03/08/2011 8:55:47 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

I’d do it... that sentence is a joke... I wouldn’t let my kid’s killer live out his natural life.


45 posted on 03/08/2011 8:58:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: All

No, I think it should be made known, especially to the killer. Let him sweat it out.


46 posted on 03/08/2011 8:59:48 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: ScottinVA

I would assume his life has been hell for the past 35 years and he figures he has nothing to lose.


47 posted on 03/08/2011 9:00:39 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes, there was such a case. It used to rerun on the court channel because it was caught on videotape, which I’ve been searching for on youtube.

A man’s young son was molested by a `youth counselor’ or some such, who was convicted but given an almost token sentence. Local media was filming the dirtbag being led in cuffs down the airport concourse when the father, crouched at a pay phone with his back to the camera, suddenly turned, walked up and put a round in the dirtbag’s temple. I mean, he did a real Jack Ruby. The hair exploded and the dirtbag went into terminal fetal in a pool of blood.

Then the boy’s father was tried and acquitted of murder! A much lesser charge was imposed. The icing on the cake was when the show interviewed the dirtbag’s brother who naturally insisted it shouldn’t have turned out this way (BTW he didn’t mention the molested boy even once).

To the father of the murdered boy: Good hunting!


48 posted on 03/08/2011 9:00:52 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Destroy Mecca and you kill Allah!")
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To: KansasGirl

He had said that his wife died in 2000, and all of his other children are now grown and that he now has nothing to lose.


49 posted on 03/08/2011 9:07:49 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: sarge83
This POS would quietly disappear and end up at the bottom of an abandon strip mine silt pond with a nice belly full of concrete in him to weight him down in my neck of the woods. Although he would suffer considerably before he split hell wide open.

That is VERY interesting.

In my neck of the woods, he would have a very unfortunate accident of falling into a running chipper-shredder, set on slow, feet-first, that just happened to be backed into a catfish pond.

50 posted on 03/08/2011 9:07:49 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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