Father of murdered son tells radio station: If his killer gets parole, I’ll kill him

posted at 10:02 pm on March 8, 2011 by Allahpundit

An instant classic of the “law and order vs. justice” genre. The crime itself is gruesome beyond belief: Not only was a little boy murdered and (possibly) cannibalized, his skull and bones were found in the killer’s home — shellacked, presumably to make them more attractive for display. That was 1975; the killer was caught in 1982 after he tried to lure a second boy into his home. He copped a plea to second-degree murder — which, ironically, the D.A. offered in order to spare the boy’s family the ordeal of a trial — and now he’s eligible for parole due to good behavior. And not only hasn’t dad forgiven him, he’s willing to tell anyone who’ll listen what will happen if he finds out where this guy lives.

Reminds me of the James Bulger case in Britain, where the public’s bloodlust for Bulger’s killers was so intense that the UK had to give the killers new identities before releasing them to avert vigilantism. (They were children themselves when the murder was committed so life sentences weren’t available.) Presumably that’s what’ll happen here too, although I wonder if the D.A. will take extra steps now that there’s a specific and very credible threat against the killer. Will they surveil the father once the killer is released in August to make sure nothing happens? Will they arrest him for making a threat? If he hunts the guy down and kills him, what sentence will they ask for? Realistically, what kind of sentence could they even expect to get from a jury?

The obvious exit question: Why is this monster being set free?

Accused cannibal to be released from Rhode Island prison early: MyFoxBOSTON.com

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You are under no moral obligation to honor or respect laws that violate justice, because justice comes from God’s Natural Law. The only authority which can uphold injustice is the brute force of government. mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

To what unjust statute are you referring?

Akzed on March 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

News flash: The state of Illinois just abolished the death penalty. SKYFOX on March 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Oh, so they musta cleanup up their financial woes in order to have time to get to stuff like that.

Akzed on March 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

News flash: The state of Illinois just abolished the death penalty.

SKYFOX on March 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Thanks to George Ryan the worthless, Illinois ‘abolished’ the death penalty years ago.
All Quinny-kins is doing is making it official.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM

If the father does this, it will betime for an “I’m Spartacus” moment in Rhode Island

xkaydet65 on March 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Father of murdered son tells radio station: If his killer gets parole, I’ll kill him

If either of my children were ever murdered and the murderer were set free I’d do far worse. The guy wouldn’t die, he would suffer long and horribly.

I’d gladly take any punishment the law saw fit afterwards. Heck, I’m sure I’d get paroled for good behaviour in no time.

Scrappy on March 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM

WHO AGREED TO THE PLEA DEAL?

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Oh, shut up already! The family has very little to no influence over the outcome of the case. And, they came to him at the lowest time in his life.

You seem to be more interested in blaming everyone but the murderer of this child. You’re not fooling people one bit, thug lover.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Does Jesus love the killer?

deewhybee on March 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

That’s not a question, it’s a taunt. From someone who refuses to understand that the same God who loves absolutely also requires absolute justice.

infidel4life on March 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM

That’s not a question, it’s a taunt. From someone who refuses to understand that the same God who loves absolutely also requires absolute justice.

infidel4life on March 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM

So then what’s all that forgiveness stuff about? If he accepts Jesus doesn’t he get to be forgiven and go to heaven where he can schmooze with the Son of Sam who is now a Christian?

Isn’t God offering him parole too?

deewhybee on March 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Oh, shut up already! The family has very little to no influence over the outcome of the case. And, they came to him at the lowest time in his life.

You seem to be more interested in blaming everyone but the murderer of this child. You’re not fooling people one bit, thug lover.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Thug lover?

No, I love this country and the RULE OF LAW.

I like how all you hypocritical “conservatives” love your stances on your belief systems and the founding fathers and other such catchy phrases until an emotional moment comes up and gives you the histrionic reasoning of subverting everything you claim to stand for.

And to think of all the hypocrites saying liberals are the “feel good” sector and don’t reason things out.

So, you bunch of melodramatic fools are condoning murder if the emotional heartstrings are plucked just right.

Whereas I’m a “thug lover” because I’m looking at the root of this particular case’s problem. They cut a deal to set aside the emotional turmoil a trial would have brought the family.

That’s selfish. Pure selfishness and now that selfishness is somehow the murderer’s fault? Whoever agreed to that plea deal knew this monster would have the ability to get out of prison. They didn’t think of any possible future victims.

So quit with the histrionics and admit your hypocrisy.

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM

To what unjust statute are you referring?

Akzed on March 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

The one which allows for sick child predators to be released to prey on innocents again. If this man kills the POS, he’s not just doing his duty, he’s a hero, regardless of what the lower law calls it.

mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Here’s my question: why would anyone not want this POS killed? I don’t give a crap if he’s 198 years old. This is someone who lured in a small child and not only murdered him, ate him and preserved his bones. He’s a public menace and a danger to our children. A cockroach is more respectable.

Bee on March 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM

mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM

ha. Basically, what you said. :)

Bee on March 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM

No, I love this country and the RULE OF LAW.

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Rule of Law is not rule by positive law, it’s rule by True Law, see St. Thomas Aquinas; Rule by Law in accordance with Justice and Truth (AKA Natural Law).

And nobody is condoning murder. To be murder, it has to be unjust. Killing this creature is no more murder than killing a rabid dog or Taliban bomb-throwers. That thing is at war with civil society no less than Bin Laden.

mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM

deewhybee on March 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Mock all you want, but know this: You are not mocking Christians or Christianity, you’re mocking God.

infidel4life on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I love the rule of law. It is what separates us from others, but this mad dog infuriates me. . It makes me angry liberal bleeding hearts will be excited about this, letting this piece of garbage see the light of day. He should never be allowed out near anyone.
I hate say it, but I can’t blame that father on iota. I just don’t think that he should spend his precious blood on this piece of filth. He doesn’t deserve that much notice.

Noelie on March 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

That’s selfish. Pure selfishness and now that selfishness is somehow the murderer’s fault? Whoever agreed to that plea deal knew this monster would have the ability to get out of prison. They didn’t think of any possible future victims.

The monster was likely another liberal like you dearheart. They didn’t want what was a slam dunk death penalty on their hands.
Pity had nothing to do with the victims family.

Noelie on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Thuglover: People who aren’t as preeningly stupid as you, are concerned about not letting this guy out in 6 months so he can kill more kids. Apparently, you don’t give a fk about that. Now, piss off.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Here’s my question: why would anyone not want this POS killed? I don’t give a crap if he’s 198 years old. This is someone who lured in a small child and not only murdered him, ate him and preserved his bones. He’s a public menace and a danger to our children. A cockroach is more respectable.

Bee on March 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Kenneth Parnell, Steven Stayner and Timmy White’s kidnapper, was released and at 68 years and in a wheelchair he was arrested for trying to buy a 5 y/o boy to sodomize. Laurence Singleton who kidnapped, raped, and chopped the arms off a 15 y/o girl, was released and raped and murdered a woman and died on death row.

Thug lovers always try to claim that they are too old or too sick but until they are dead, they are a continuing danger.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I can’t believe that dumbass thuglover just called the father selfish and is sympathizing with the the pedophile murderer.

You are crazy, buttterflywhateveryoucallyourself.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Thuglover: People who aren’t as preeningly stupid as you, are concerned about not letting this guy out in 6 months so he can kill more kids. Apparently, you don’t give a fk about that. Now, piss off.

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

You’re obviously unable to separate your emotions from logical thought.

I would have never allowed him to plea down. He should have been convicted of first degree murder and I would have done everything in my power to see him sentenced to death. (At the time of his plea deal, Rhode Island still have the death penalty on the books)

I’d prefer to see him put to death for his crimes according to the laws in our country, but yet I “love” him.

What a banal childish attack. When people have to resort to such arguments, it’s usually because they know their argument can’t stand on it’s own.

Yes. If the family agreed to plea down and have him sentenced to a 40 year sentence (he was 24 at the time) he would have still been capable of murder once he got out. Big deal if he was 64 or 52, either age is capable of murdering again.

Allegedly the plea was to have the family escape the pain of a trial and hearing the details of how the boy was murdered, but it would seem they should have had a trial for that exact reason. The family still has questions lingering in their mind and already believe the worst without confirmation. Believing it without confirmation and believing it with confirmation doesn’t change the fact they still believe something.

If the family didn’t agree with the plea deal and the DA’s office did it on their own without input from the family, then there needs to be a legislative remedy to such an approach in my opinion. Of course, without compromising the fact the DA’s office represents the people of their state instead of just the victim at hand.

I’m sure there is a fine line to walk in those situations. But I think the old saying about “best intentions” holds true in this situation. The best intentions of whoever came up with the plea deal have created this scenario.

First degree murder with a confession is a slam dunk life sentence. Why settle for less?

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM

You’re the one who as a bug up his ass about everyone but the murderer. Fk off!

Blake on March 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The Father is not selfish! Can’t believe that thuglover said that but look at his nick that explains it all. I hope the Father and a lot of other people wait at the gates at the prison for him to come out and make sure he isn’t breathing in the end. I cannot believe this a cannibal is going to be set free. WTF is happening to our country this is a outrage. Thuglover you are a sick person. That man will do it again if he is able to walk out.

sheebe on March 9, 2011 at 8:35 PM

That man will do it again if he is able to walk out.

sheebe on March 9, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Ahhh yes. And that’s exactly why he should have been able to plea down and be given the opportunity to get out prison?

Morons.

And as everyone is condoning murder (emotionally justifiable of course), let’s ignore the reason why this guy is leaving prison. As I’m sure there is another plea deal being arranged as we speak for some other murderous jackass.

But hey, let’s focus on the emotions of this.

Where is the line drawn on justifiable murder? What about the grandmother backing down her driveway and kills a 5 year old? Should she be murdered?

I’m trying to determine where the line is drawn for vigilante justice.

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Where is the line drawn on justifiable murder? What about the grandmother backing down her driveway and kills a 5 year old? Should she be murdered?

ButterflyDragon on March 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM

So you’re equivocating an accidental homocide with rape, torture, murder, and cannibalism of a child.

Alright, I guess we know what kind of person BD is. No point wasting time on this thread anymore.

mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 11:40 PM

So you’re equivocating an accidental homocide with rape, torture, murder, and cannibalism of a child.

Alright, I guess we know what kind of person BD is. No point wasting time on this thread anymore.

mabryb1 on March 9, 2011 at 11:40 PM

You’re advocating vigilante justice. Where is the line drawn if vigilante justice is an acceptable practice?

Will the parents of a child run over by a reckless driver mourn and grieve less than a parent of a child murdered, disarticulated and eaten? I’m pretty sure both sets of parents will feel equal pain.

If the argument is one back to the “protecting society”, then again, why would we allow anyone to allow a plea deal guaranteeing that murderer a chance to walk out of prison?

ButterflyDragon on March 10, 2011 at 1:28 AM

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