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42. He ate the kid. He's a cannibal. Good luck finding a jury that wouldn't want to award the father a
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  -R.I. father says he'll kill son's murderer if man is released The Straight Story  Mar-08-11 11:46 AM   #0 
  - Jury nullification for sure...  rfranklin   Mar-08-11 11:50 AM   #1 
  - Personally, I wouldn't hold it against the father.  panader0   Mar-08-11 11:50 AM   #2 
  - +1  wtmusic   Mar-08-11 11:53 AM   #5 
  - Agreed.  Jester Messiah   Mar-08-11 12:35 PM   #22 
  - He ate the kid. He's a cannibal. Good luck finding a jury that wouldn't want to award the father a  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 01:43 PM   #42 
     - Thought he just shellacked the bones. n/t  Fire1   Mar-08-11 02:47 PM   #62 
        - Nope. Google the guy's name. n/t  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 04:22 PM   #79 
  - At least the father is warning him  Hawkowl   Mar-08-11 11:52 AM   #3 
  - +1  get the red out   Mar-08-11 12:03 PM   #12 
  - The warning is the father's attempt at self preservation  csziggy   Mar-08-11 12:06 PM   #13 
     - +5  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-08-11 02:10 PM   #52 
     - Should he be kept locked up until the father says otherwise? eom  varkam   Mar-08-11 04:32 PM   #84 
     - Indeed  Hawkowl   Mar-09-11 03:49 AM   #106 
  - Whose family were they sparing the trial for?  BanzaiBonnie   Mar-08-11 11:52 AM   #4 
  - The family didn't want the cannibalism details out.  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 01:45 PM   #44 
     - undoubtedly got better health care in prison  ProdigalJunkMail   Mar-08-11 02:44 PM   #60 
  - Personally, I wouldn't have given a heads up.. just track him down quietly. n/t  LeftinOH   Mar-08-11 11:54 AM   #6 
  - He'd be arrested, but a jury might cut him loose anyway  bluestateguy   Mar-08-11 11:56 AM   #7 
  - This shit is why people support the death penalty  FLPanhandle   Mar-08-11 11:57 AM   #8 
  - One of my favorite West Wing moments  FBaggins   Mar-08-11 11:58 AM   #9 
  - Riffs on the Dukakis question  speltwon   Mar-08-11 01:32 PM   #36 
     - That was the stupidest question at a debate ever.  devilgrrl   Mar-08-11 03:35 PM   #72 
        - I know what I would have said (if an opponent of death penalty)  speltwon   Mar-08-11 04:03 PM   #77 
           - Had Dukakis done that - they'd find something else to lay into him over.  devilgrrl   Mar-08-11 04:21 PM   #78 
              - It was a colossal fuckup, and I read an interview where he admitted as much  speltwon   Mar-08-11 04:36 PM   #87 
  - Getting out early to make room for non-violent offenders, no doubt. nt  Modern_Matthew   Mar-08-11 12:00 PM   #10 
  - Yep. Got to warehouse those drug users and possessors  bluestateguy   Mar-08-11 12:13 PM   #16 
  - I understand why.  H2O Man   Mar-08-11 12:03 PM   #11 
  - Isn't just making the threat  GKirk   Mar-08-11 12:11 PM   #14 
  - Most likely. Putting someone in reasonable fear of harm can be assault, at the least.  DirkGently   Mar-08-11 12:51 PM   #27 
  - Not assault, because there is no imminence  speltwon   Mar-08-11 01:36 PM   #37 
     - Maybe. I can see a problem with the imminence of the threat, but it's certainly credible, and  DirkGently   Mar-08-11 01:43 PM   #41 
        - True, but it's not an ASSAULT  speltwon   Mar-08-11 01:51 PM   #46 
           - I think your analysis is correct. It's not assault.  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 02:02 PM   #49 
           - I think imminence is a little more flexible than that, but agree another theory would be stronger.  DirkGently   Mar-08-11 02:57 PM   #66 
              - I've never seen one prosecuted as "assault" when it's over the phone  speltwon   Mar-08-11 03:56 PM   #76 
              - imminence basically just puts the authorities on alert n/t  TK421   Mar-08-11 06:52 PM   #99 
  - yep.  Badfish   Mar-08-11 01:32 PM   #35 
  - There's not a DA stupid enough to charge the father.  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 02:00 PM   #47 
  - Yes , threats.  Badfish   Mar-08-11 03:33 PM   #70 
  - Is there a DA stupid enough to ignore it, & deal with the result if the threat is carried out?  DirkGently   Mar-08-11 03:39 PM   #74 
     - There's no complainant. He would do best to ignore it. n/t  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 04:25 PM   #82 
  - DA's don't usually waste their time on unwinnable cases.  Xithras   Mar-08-11 04:35 PM   #86 
  - Depending on the laws in the jurisdiction, it could be.  varkam   Mar-08-11 04:24 PM   #81 
  - In his place I'd want to do the same thing.  flamin lib   Mar-08-11 12:12 PM   #15 
  - Sometimes we have things like 'one-offs', document them and move on  The Straight Story   Mar-08-11 12:17 PM   #17 
  - I would expect a society to not let the child murder out again in the first place.  FLPanhandle   Mar-08-11 12:21 PM   #18 
  - Have you seen Dear Zachary? Don't read about it if not, and see it.  joshcryer   Mar-08-11 12:27 PM   #20 
     - Incredible movie.  Bunny   Mar-08-11 12:50 PM   #26 
        - *minor spoilers don't read*  joshcryer   Mar-08-11 01:37 PM   #38 
  - Who can blame this father?? Suprised he didn't find a  disillusioned73   Mar-08-11 12:23 PM   #19 
  - We have spent damn good money keeping that ghoul alive.  WingDinger   Mar-08-11 12:30 PM   #21 
  - should have kept his big mouth shut, now it's premeditated.  crazyjoe   Mar-08-11 12:36 PM   #23 
  - But what if the stress has driven him insane?  closeupready   Mar-08-11 01:45 PM   #43 
     - then i guess he should be instituionalized immediatly. good luck with that defense.  crazyjoe   Mar-09-11 01:20 PM   #116 
  - Revenge is a strong drive; maybe genetically hard-wired. The question is  DirkGently   Mar-08-11 12:43 PM   #24 
  - +1 Great post.  smokey nj   Mar-08-11 01:48 PM   #45 
     - +1,000  canetoad   Mar-08-11 02:08 PM   #51 
  - An eye for an eye  Angry Dragon   Mar-08-11 12:46 PM   #25 
  - Two things about the "eye for an eye" argument:  flamin lib   Mar-08-11 01:12 PM   #30 
  - We are not a christian nation  Angry Dragon   Mar-08-11 01:30 PM   #33 
  - Good fucking gravy! Jesus did not say 'an eye for an eye'!  Bluenorthwest   Mar-08-11 04:32 PM   #85 
  - Yes, you are correct. it is old testament. I confused a story my FIL  flamin lib   Mar-08-11 05:48 PM   #93 
  - what about all the old testaments references ?  Badfish   Mar-09-11 06:57 AM   #110 
  - Thats Old Testiment; Christianity, being based on the New Testiment should tend...  yawnmaster   Mar-08-11 03:35 PM   #71 
  - And who could blame him  underseasurveyor   Mar-08-11 12:52 PM   #28 
  - If that was one of my children, there would be no place on Earth that man could hide.  Ikonoklast   Mar-08-11 12:57 PM   #29 
  - I would feel the same way. No way a murderer should be released.  VoteProgressive   Mar-08-11 01:15 PM   #31 
  - Well.. I wouldn't have said it  Fla_Democrat   Mar-08-11 01:26 PM   #32 
  - K&R- He kills a 5 year old and keeps the skull in his house and they  old mark   Mar-08-11 01:31 PM   #34 
  - It's not parole. I think this guy is maxxing out....  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 01:42 PM   #40 
     - I can not believe they actually want this guy in public again-do they think he is rehabilitated?..nt  old mark   Mar-08-11 02:31 PM   #57 
        - I don't think anybody 'wants' this asshole out. I think it's a plea deal  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 02:37 PM   #58 
  - Releasing a 52-year-old cannibal? I give this guy under a week  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 01:40 PM   #39 
  - preferably dead  northernlights   Mar-08-11 06:04 PM   #97 
  - Woodmansee has paid his debt to society.  provis99   Mar-08-11 02:01 PM   #48 
  - No. I think that 28 years for killing and eating a 5 year old isn't enough.  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 02:03 PM   #50 
  - well them I'm glad the justice system doesn't depend on your opinion.  provis99   Mar-08-11 02:20 PM   #54 
     - I think you are cruel to characterize the father as an 'animal.' I can see how that opinion might  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 02:41 PM   #59 
  - The problem with your statement is  ProdigalJunkMail   Mar-08-11 02:30 PM   #56 
  - "Time to Kill." n/t  Fire1   Mar-08-11 02:51 PM   #64 
  - Never saw it...never was a fan of the Grisham stuff  ProdigalJunkMail   Mar-08-11 02:56 PM   #65 
  - +1,000,000,000 nt  northernlights   Mar-08-11 03:23 PM   #68 
  - I think plenty of juries would convict if the father followed through with the threat to torture  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-09-11 04:30 AM   #108 
  - I'm not interested in a debt to society  northernlights   Mar-08-11 03:21 PM   #67 
  - I don't think the debt to society has been paid. eom  yawnmaster   Mar-08-11 03:37 PM   #73 
  - This is definitely not the action of an animal. This is a purely human reaction...  yawnmaster   Mar-08-11 03:41 PM   #75 
  - Wow...  Rebubula   Mar-08-11 04:37 PM   #88 
  - sometimes the law and justice DONT intersect  MikeW   Mar-08-11 05:55 PM   #94 
  - yes...clearly, this Woodmansee poses no threat to anyone n/t  TK421   Mar-08-11 06:56 PM   #100 
  - What debt?  LWolf   Mar-09-11 08:03 AM   #111 
  - I can certainly understand the father's feelings  hamsterjill   Mar-08-11 02:13 PM   #53 
  - You know what? I cannot condemn his thoughts or future actions.  Rex   Mar-08-11 02:21 PM   #55 
  - I don't blame him  guitar man   Mar-08-11 02:46 PM   #61 
  - I don't think anybody would. n/t  Fire1   Mar-08-11 02:47 PM   #63 
  - Woodmansee is a monster who murdered more than one child  Mimosa   Mar-08-11 03:31 PM   #69 
  - I though he murdered one child  fishwax   Mar-08-11 04:46 PM   #91 
  - That R.I. father should be jailed.  JVS   Mar-08-11 04:24 PM   #80 
  - For what? For wanting to kill the man who raped, murdered, and ate his 5 year old?  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 04:42 PM   #90 
  - for?  MikeW   Mar-08-11 05:59 PM   #95 
  - And if he kills Mr. Woodmansee, I'd argue he should go to prison as well.  varkam   Mar-08-11 04:26 PM   #83 
  - Not all killings are murder. n/t  msanthrope   Mar-08-11 04:40 PM   #89 
     - No, but this one would be.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-09-11 06:19 PM   #119 
  - Woodmansee oughtn't be released, imo, but I hope Mr. Foreman doesn't actually do  fishwax   Mar-08-11 04:47 PM   #92 
  - What's scary is they are releasing this lunatic out into the public  TNLib   Mar-08-11 06:02 PM   #96 
  - whats more scary is that anyone would even consider it  MikeW   Mar-08-11 06:46 PM   #98 
  - Oh, that's nonsense!!! He's done his time!!! Leave him be!  TK421   Mar-08-11 06:59 PM   #101 
  - enough "good behavior" crap for child murderers.  Kurovski   Mar-08-11 10:08 PM   #102 
  - +1000  Vehl   Mar-08-11 10:27 PM   #104 
  - Why did he openly state this? serves no purpose.  Vehl   Mar-08-11 10:26 PM   #103 
  - How can this guyonly get 40 years for that? He should be in for good and studied.  HEyHEY   Mar-08-11 10:29 PM   #105 
  - Good behavior? Good luck with that  NobleCynic   Mar-09-11 03:57 AM   #107 
  - If there's a serious chance he means it then he'll need to be jailed.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-09-11 05:37 AM   #109 
  - Jail the father while the murderer walks free? You forget, prosecuters are elected officials.  nomb   Mar-09-11 11:31 AM   #115 
  - This is one of the main reasons why prosecutors shouldn't be elected.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-09-11 06:15 PM   #117 
  - laughable  MikeW   Mar-09-11 06:19 PM   #118 
     - And do you have anything to say in response to what I actually said? N.T.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-10-11 01:29 AM   #120 
  - Justifiable homicide. nt  Chalco   Mar-09-11 10:39 AM   #112 
  - As I asked above, how can stress like the father has been through NOT make one insane?  closeupready   Mar-09-11 10:42 AM   #113 
  - Kill and eat my child and I'd feel the same way....nt  ileus   Mar-09-11 10:47 AM   #114 

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