Hundreds Protest Child Killer’s Pending Release In RI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — About 250 people demonstrated in Wakefield to support the victims of a child killer who’s expected to be released from prison later this year.

Michael Woodmansee was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1983 after pleading guilty to killing 5-year-old Jason Foreman of South Kingstown in 1975. But Woodmansee has earned “good time” and will be released early.

Organizer Sharon Lillibridge Raymond said the demonstration was about supporting Foreman’s family and the family of a paperboy Woodmansee attacked in 1982, and was not a call for vigilante justice.

But many in the crowd said Woodmansee, now 52, should remain in prison. Some waved placards with sayings including, “Keep the animal in his cage.”

Foreman’s father, John Foreman, attended the rally and thanked the crowd for protesting Woodmansee’s release.


Information from: The Providence Journal

  • Cynic

    What Is “Good Behavior”? He hasn’t killed anyone in years?.
    When his time is up he has to be released ,but why let him go one minute early?

  • emom

    This uy should never have the chance to leave prison. He never gave a thought to that innocent child, so why should he even have the chance at life. It is so unfair to that little boy who suffered a horrible death. I pray this animal is never released.

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