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R.I. (AP) A convicted child killer whose early release sparked outrage in Rhode Island has registered to vote absentee from the mental institution where he lives. The Providence Journal reports that Michael Woodmansee, a registered Democrat, has
R.I. A man who killed a young boy in 1975 and kept his shellacked bones in his house for years has again been ordered to stay in prison a little while longer because of disciplinary problems, a corrections spokeswoman said Wednesday. Michael
A Rhode Island man sentenced to 40 years for killing a 5-year-old neighbor when he was a teenager will be released into a mental hospital, officials say. Michael Woodmansee, now 52, was not arrested until seven years after Jason Foreman was killed in
R.I. (AP) A Rhode Island man who killed a 5-year-old boy in 1975 and afterward kept his shellacked bones in his house for years has agreed to commit himself to a mental health facility following his early release from prison this summer, the state's
The father of a slain Rhode Island boy whose shellacked bones were kept by his killer says legislation to restrict the early release of murderers and rapists doesn't go far enough. John Foreman on Thursday said state lawmakers should enact laws
A convicted child killer whose possible early release from prison for good behavior sparked outrage has been accused of an infraction behind bars that could delay his release, if only by days. Michael Woodmansee was charged with flushing his prison-
Rhode Island lawmakers will review proposals to prevent certain criminals from being released from prison early for good behavior. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to discuss two bills Thursday that would change how good-time credits are awarded.
Murderers, rapists and child molesters would no longer earn good-time credits toward early release under a proposal drafted in response to the expected early release of a man convicted of killing a 5-year-old. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, Sen.
Rhode Island's attorney general and legislators are pushing for changes to a law that allows prisoners to cut time from their sentences for good behavior, in response to the planned early release of a man who killed a 5-year-old boy and kept his
Published in The Daily Journal print edition March 12, 2011 I said I would not protest, and I won't, out of respect for the difficult decision it must have been for Gov. Pat Quinn to sign into law the end of capital punishment. With the stroke of a