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August 10, 2011 3:27 p.m. EDT

Three siblings wanted for a bank robbery in Georgia and the attempted murder of a Florida police officer wouldn’t go down without a fight, opening fire during a police chase that ended with them crashing on a Colorado interstate, authorities said Wednesday.

“I am proud to say today we won,” said Sheriff Chris Nocco of Pasco County, Florida, where the trio was wanted.

Officials called the suspects “the Dougherty family” and identified them as Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21; sister Lee Grace Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26.

They were all in custody and receiving medical treatment Wednesday afternoon. All three suffered injuries, but none were life-threatening, Pueblo County, Colorado, Sheriff Kirk Taylor said.

Taylor said the three were chased by police on Interstate 25 and captured near Walsenberg, south of Pueblo. Shots were fired at officers, according to authorities.

Deputies earlier Wednesday spotted the white Subaru at a gas station after it left a campground near Colorado City, the Colorado State Patrol said. The vehicle would not stop, and a 20-mile high-speed chase ensued.

One of the suspects got out of the vehicle, which had Texas plates, after the crash, but was soon apprehended, Taylor said.

“The three Doughertys were speeding,” Nocco told reporters. “It’s ironic they didn’t learn their lesson. The Colorado State Patrol attempted to pull them over. In that attempt to pull them over, the Doughertys went back to their MO and started shooting at law enforcement.”

On Tuesday, a U.S. magistrate issued warrants for the siblings’ arrest in connection with an August 2 bank robbery in Valdosta, Georgia, where an AK-47 type assault rifle and an apparent machine pistol were used.

According to Taylor, the trio spent Tuesday night in the San Isabel National Forest in Pueblo County, about 10 to 12 miles west of Colorado City.

They are also suspects in the attempted murder of a Zephyrhills, Florida, police officer that took place the same day — but five hours earlier and 200 miles away.

The officer wasn’t injured, though occupants in the getaway vehicle fired numerous rounds during a chase that reached up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Pasco County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. One round struck a tire, disabling the police vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Since then, the siblings had been the subject of an interstate manhunt, with their faces plastered on hundreds of digital billboards from Florida to Kentucky to Texas.

According to a timeline of events that officials provided, Ryan Dougherty was sentenced August 1 in Volusia County, Florida, to 10 years’ probation and two years of community control monitoring for convictions on two counts of sending harmful information to a minor.

After the sentencing, he sent his mother a text message: “There’s a time for all of us to die,” according to the sheriff’s office.

At 6:30 a.m. August 2, a witness saw all three siblings leave in a white four-door vehicle from their Lacoochee home. At 6:59 a.m., Ryan Dougherty cut off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet near Zephyrhills, the sheriff’s office said.

At 7:12 a.m. August 2, the shooting with the Florida police officer occurred, after which 20 high-caliber casings were found at the scene, the sheriff’s office said. The five-mile pursuit began after the officer tried to pull the vehicle over for speeding on State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, 30 miles northeast of Tampa, authorities said.

Then came the armed bank robbery at a CertusBank in Valdosta, Georgia, at 12:24 p.m. the same day, the FBI said.

During that robbery, three people dressed in black with masks entered the bank’s front entrance, the FBI said. Shots were fired at the ceiling, and everyone was told to get down, the bureau said. At least two of the robbers were armed, and the third obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, the FBI said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/10/georgia.three.siblings.manhunt/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Lee Grace Dougherty

LGD

3  4

 

her primary challenge = LD = 34 = Driver.  Driving.  Vehicles.  Cars.  White Subaru Impreza.  Speeding.  Car crash.  Collision.  Things happen really quickly.

 

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using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Ryan Edward Dougherty

RED

954

 

his primary need = R+E+D = 9+5+4 = 18 = Surreal.  You wanna get nuts?  Come on, let’s get nuts.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Dylan Dougherty Stanley

4                                  7

 

how he lost his heart’s desire = DY = 47 = Evereybody knows his name.  Internationally known.

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12:14pm UK, Monday July 04, 2011

A Japanese man has admitted raping and strangling British teacher Lindsay
Hawker but says he never meant to kill the 22-year-old.

Tatsuya Ichihashi before cosmetic surgery (left) and after (right)

On the first day of his murder trial in Chiba District Court, Tatsuya
Ichihashi knelt on the floor and bowed to members of the Hawker family.

“I did not intend to kill her, but I am responsible for her death,” he told
the court.

“I am very sorry for what I did.”

Wearing jeans and a black shirt, the 32-year-old did not reveal details of
the killing but said tearfully: “During the trial, I will speak about what
happened.”

Miss Hawker, from Brandon near Coventry, was in Tokyo teaching English
and had gone to Ichihashi’s flat after a lesson in a nearby coffee shop.

Police found her naked, bruised body – with her hands and feet bound – in a
sand-filled bath tub on the balcony of the apartment in March 2007.

Ichihashi managed to evade officers and was on the run for two
years and seven months before eventually being arrested in November
2009.

During his time as a fugitive, he had multiple rounds of plastic surgery to
change his appearance so that he could avoid capture.

In court, his lawyers argued the defendant had tried to revive Miss Hawker
after suffocating her by accident in a bid to stop her crying out to his
neighbours for help.

Miss Hawker’s parents, Bill and Julia and their daughters Lisa, 29, and
Louise, 24, are all in Japan for the trial.

Mr Hawker said before the hearing began: “I’m here to get justice for my
daughter. It’s been a long time coming.”

In a book written from prison entitled Until The Arrest, Ichihashi recounted
his experiences as he evaded the law.

He described the book as a “gesture of contrition for the crime I committed”
and said he wanted to give any royalties to the Hawkers.

The victim’s parents and sister Lisa will be called as prosecution witnesses
during the trial.

Murder carries a possible death sentence in Japan and a verdict is expected
on July 21.

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Lindsay-Hawker-Japanese-Man-Admits-Raping-And-Strangling-British-Student/Article/201107116023644?lpos=World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid=ARTICLE_16023644_Lindsay_Hawker%3A_Japanese_Man_Admits_Raping_And_Strangling_British_Student

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Lindsay Hawker was born on December 30th, 1984 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Hawker

December 30th, 1984

12 + 30 +1+9+8+4 = 64 = her life lesson = Misfortune.

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Tatsuya Ichihashi was born on January 5th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Hawker

January 5th, 1979

January 5th

1 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 10 = his personal year (from January 5th, 2011 to January 4th, 2012) = Fate.  A turn for the worse.

10 year + 6 (June) = 16 = his personal month (from June 5th, 2011 to July 4th, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Revelations.  Busted!

16 month + 4 (4th of the month on Monday June 4th, 2011) = 20 = his personal day = Court.  Trial.  Confession.  Admission.  Guilt.

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April 4th, 2011   6:55 p.m.

“Hiccup Girl” Jennifer Mee, the Pinellas County girl whose uncontrollable hiccups drew worldwide fame, is now talking to select press outlets, trying to publicize an alternate explanation for her involvement in the Oct. 23 murder of a 22-year-old man.

Mee talked with Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch. 13 for an interview which aired today and NBC’s Today show for a talk to be broadcast Tuesday morning. She had to speak with them from the Pinellas County jail, where she is awaiting trial for murder, accused of luring Shannon Griffin to a vacant home, where he died after being shot, police said, during a robbery gone bad.

“I was just going with what people were telling me to do,” Mee told WTVT reporter Doug Smith. “It was a whole….I call it a love triangle.” See the St. Petersburg Times report on her recent statements here.

Mee, who appeared on national news programs in 2008 to describe her hiccuping problem, told Smith that her problem was a curse, blaming it for drawing the wrong people to her. She said one of the men arrested with her, 20-year-old Laron Cordale Raiford, shot Griffin in a jealous rage after catching the two of them together (another roommate, Lamont Antonio Newton, 22, was also arrested). Police said Mee, Raiford and Newton admitted they tried to rob Green.

Mee’s attorney John Trevena said he made his client available to select press outlets when he became concerned police released the most damaging evidence against his client close to her bond hearing. “They tried to manipulate the media and the jury pool,” said Trevena, known for taking cases with a high media profile. “They turned my own game against me.”  

Mee’s arrest at the end of last year kicked off a frenzy of news outlets trying to get an interview with the girl, who gained nationwide attention two years earlier for her uncontrollable hiccuping.

Local radio personality Todd “MJ” Schnitt featured Mee’s mother, her attorney and Griffin’s ex-girlfriend; the Today show also featured Mee’s mother and Trevena. If Trevena should ask for a new bond hearing, perhaps we’ll see whether the publicity tactic worked.

NBC’s press release on the interview is below.

AMY ROBACH SITS DOWN WITH ‘HICCUP GIRL’ JENNIFER MEE FROM JAIL

Robach Talks To Mee In an Exclusive Jailhouse Interview To Air Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5 on “Today”
 
NEW YORK – April 4, 2011 – – NBC News’ Amy Robach sits down with Jennifer Mee in an exclusive interview from Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Fla. where she is awaiting trial for first-degree murder. Mee was known as “hiccup girl” after an uncontrollable case of the hiccups in 2007 garnered her national media attention. During the interview, a tearful Mee discusses her life in jail saying; “This is not the life I wanted to live.” She candidly talks to Robach about charges she is facing. The interview airs tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5 on “Today.”

from:  http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/media/content/hiccup-girl-jennifer-mee-discusses-murder-charges-tuesday-morning-today-show

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Jennifer Mee was born on July 28th, 1991 according to http://www.pcsoweb.com/inmatebooking/SubjectResults.aspx?id=1428285

July 28th, 1991

July 28th

7 + 28 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = her personal year (from July 28th, 2010 to July 27th, 2011) = Perverse.

38 year + 3 (March) = 41 = her personal month (from March 28th, 2011 to April 27th, 2011) = Love triangle.

41 month + 6 (6th of the month on Wednesday April 6th, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Everybody knows your name.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jennifer Mee

15559659 455       59

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = Ashamed.

    

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20/20 Burning Bed

02/11/2011 05:42:04 AM PST

The family of murder victim Jennifer Schipsi wept with relief Thursday, moments after a Santa Clara County jury convicted her boyfriend Bulos “Paul” Zumot of strangling her and setting fire to their Palo Alto home.

“I heard that word ‘guilty’ and I thanked Jesus, and Jenny gave me a hug,” Schipsi’s father Jim Schipsi said as he fought back tears outside the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Jurors found Zumot guilty of first-degree murder and arson. The 37-year-old former owner of Da Hookah Spot in downtown Palo Alto had taken the stand in his own defense during the 4½-week trial.

Schipsi, a 29-year-old real estate agent, was killed Oct. 15, 2009, and her burnt body was found in the Addison Avenue cottage she shared with Zumot.

Inside the crowded courtroom, family and friends of Schipsi cried and prayed aloud before the verdict was read. Once Zumot was declared guilty, one woman exclaimed “Thank God,” then repeated it.

“It was just a release of the tension and all the other emotions I had ever since day one, that at least justice, at least the person who is responsible, is going to pay,” Jim Schipsi said outside the courtroom.

Zumot’s family members also cried as the convicted murderer, who looked numb, was escorted away. They declined to comment after the verdict.

Outside the courthouse, Zumot’s high-profile defense attorney Mark Geragos said the jury was diligent but both he and his defendant were “bewildered” by the verdict.

After leaving the courtroom, jurors could not be found to comment.

Deputy District Attorney Chuck Gillingham argued during the trial that Schipsi’s murder culminated a turbulent two-year relationship punctuated by domestic violence. Zumot strangled his on-again, off-again girlfriend the day after they had a nasty argument during his birthday dinner celebration, according to the prosecution’s case.

Gillingham relied heavily on cell phone records to make his case, presenting heated text messages Schipsi sent to Zumot in the early morning hours of the day she died. He also used them to show Zumot and Schipsi’s phones appeared to be together as he drove down to a domestic violence class in San Jose and back up to Palo Alto about 45 minutes before the fire, and to show Zumot had tampered with her phone.

Witnesses who Gillingham put on the stand had testified Schipsi told them Zumot hit and threatened to kill her. One witness testified Schipsi said Zumot not only threatened to kill her, but also burn down her home.

Zumot testified he had never made any such threats and Schipsi overreacted and lied. He portrayed himself as “easygoing” and contended he didn’t have Schipsi’s iPhone on the day of her death or delete messages from it and his iPhone to cover his tracks.

When Zumot first took the stand, he claimed he loved Schipsi and still does. At one point he broke into tears for at least two minutes after being shown a message from Schipsi saying she loved him and wanted to spend her whole life with him.

In attempting to prove Zumot was innocent, Geragos pointed out during the trial that traces of gasoline detected on Zumot’s clothing by an accelerant-sniffing dog were not confirmed by a crime lab. He said the cell phone evidence used to incriminate his client was worthless and that a tape showing Zumot and Schipsi having sex on the day she was found dead suggests the couple had reconciled following the previous evening’s fight.

Superior Court Judge David A. Cena, who presided over the trial, set an April 21 sentencing date for Zumot, who faces a prison term of 33 years to life.

Geragos said he intends to seek a new trial and if turned down will file an appeal.

After rejoicing with relatives for a few minutes outside the courtroom, Schipsi’s grandfather Philip Schipsi said the verdict will bring him some closure.

“I’m finally realizing what I’ve been putting off for a long time, and that is Jennifer is gone forever,” he said.

Philip Schipsi’s wife Peggy said of the verdict, “I knew it. I knew it. I can’t explain how happy I am that Jenny can rest peacefully now.”

But, she added, “our lives will never be the same. It’s something when you get up every morning and it’s the first thing you think about.”

Gillingham, who wasn’t in court Thursday, said in a telephone interview: “We knew we had the right person and we knew we had the evidence to convict him. So I’m not surprised by the verdict at all.”

from:  http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17354118?nclick_check=1

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1       2      3       4       5        6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Paul Zumot

7133 83462         37

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 37 = On-again, off-again relationships.  Love/hate relationships.  Domestic violence.

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25 March 2011  04:52 ET

A Hong Kong jury has unanimously found American Nancy Kissel guilty of murdering her husband by lacing his milkshake with a sedative and beating him to death.

Kissel had admitted manslaughter but denied deliberately killing senior banker Robert Kissel in 2003.

She was sentenced to life in 2005 but a judge ordered a retrial citing procedural flaws.

The case has captivated Hong Kong with its tales of death, drugs and adultery.

Kissel had sobbed during the trial, as the defence said she was suffering from mental illness at the time of the killing and had been badly treated by her husband, the BBC’s Annemarie Evans in Hong Kong says.

Kissel’s defence team had argued she was the victim of a violent husband who abused drugs and alcohol.

But the prosecution said the murder was premeditated, and that Kissel had given her 40-year-old husband a strawberry milkshake spiked with sedatives before cracking his skull several times with a heavy statuette.

She had tried to dispose of his body by rolling it up in a carpet and putting it into a storage room at the luxury Parkview apartments complex on Hong Kong island.

She lost an appeal in 2008 based on her claim that she acted in self-defence as her husband was threatening her with a baseball bat.

At that trial, prosecutors argued that she had planned the murder due to her uncontrolled passion for a new lover, a TV repairman from Vermont in the US.

They alleged Mrs Kissel had stood to gain up to $18m (£11m) in life insurance payouts from her husband’s death.

The lurid story of the collapse of an expatriate marriage has fascinated Hong Kong, inspiring books and a film.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12858124

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Nancy Kissel

5        2

 

her primary challenge = NK = Femme fatale.  Hell hath no fury like woman scorned.

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Michael Woodmansee

3:13 PM on 8th March 2011

The father of a five-year-old boy allegedly eaten by a cannibal 36 years ago today threatened to killer the murderer if he is released early from jail.

John Foreman said he wanted revenge for the death of his son Jason, who was kidnapped and killed by the then 16-year-old Michael Woodmansee in 1975.

The boy was presumed missing until 1982 when Woodmansee, now 52, tried to lure another child into his home in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The incident led police to discover Jason’s bones in a dresser along with a journal which detailed the gruesome killing.

Woodmansee is believed to have eaten his victim, but this was never proved in court because in 1983 he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder before a jury could hear the full case.

He was jailed for 40 years as part of a plea bargain meant to spare the Foreman family from hearing the grisly details of their son’s death.

Victim: Jason Foreman was snatched on his mother's 25th birthday. His bones were found nearly eight years later, stashed in Woodmansee's dresser
Victim: Jason Foreman was snatched on his mother’s 25th birthday. His bones were found nearly eight years later, stashed in Woodmansee’s dresser

Now, however, the murderer faces being parole for good behaviour by the end of the year – 12 years before his sentence is due to expire, according to the Providence Journal.

But, far from being spared pain, Mr Foreman is unable to forget his son’s death and is refusing to forgive Woodmansee. Furthermore, he is willing to risk being imprisoned himself.

‘I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man,’ he told WPRO-AM radio.

Woodmansee, who lived up the street from the Foreman home, snatched Jason on the day the boy’s mother, Joice, celebrated her 25th birthday.

As a result, what should be a time of happiness for the family, has become forever associated with pain and heartache. She remained broken-hearted until her death in 2000.

Woodmansee later told police he had fantasised that ‘it would be easy [to kill someone], easy to get away with it, and some form of fun’.

For eight years, frustrated authorities conducted a nationwide manhunt for Jason, fearing he had been kidnapped.

No one suspected the full, horrific truth – that a disturbed killer had taken his life, removed his flesh and hid his bones.

But in April 1982, the secret emerged when a bearded Woodmansee invited a 14-year-old newspaper delivery Dale Sherman into his house.

Plea bargain: Woodmansee, seen in court in 1983, pleaded guilty to a diminished murder charge allegedly so that teh Foreman's could be spared hearing the grisly details of his crime
Plea bargain: Woodmansee, seen in court in 1983, pleaded guilty to a diminished murder charge allegedly so that the Foreman’s could be spared hearing the grisly details of his crime

After giving the boy with alcohol, Woodmansee attempted to strangle the teenager.

Because the allegations involved a boy, investigators decided to question him about Jason.

And despite initially denying the charges, he shortly thereafter confessed to sexually assaulting and killing the child.

But after sentencing Woodmansee, Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Needham ordered his journal and all other evidence in the case sealed.

The killer, who has served nearly all of his sentence at prisons in Massachusetts for his own protection, faces huge public anger if he returns to Rhode Island.

But police say they are preparing for that possibility.

‘We do not know what his plans are or if he is [planning on coming back here], but it is definitely something we plan on discussing,’ a spokesman for the South Kingstown Police Department told AOL News today.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364159/Father-vows-kill-cannibal-Michael-Woodmansee-killed-Jason-Foreman.html#ixzz1G1S3TEmn

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Michael Woodmansee had been put away for good.

Or that’s how revulsion and hope fused over the years in the village of Peace Dale, distorting memories. In people’s minds, the monster who killed 5-year-old Jason Foreman in 1975 and kept the boy’s shellacked bones and skull on his bedroom dresser would remain behind bars forever.

But Woodmansee, who in 1982 tried to strangle the local paperboy and ended up confessing to killing Jason, wasn’t sentenced to forever. He got 40 years to serve.

Now, because of a prison reward system that shaves 10 days or more a month off inmates’ sentences for good behavior, the perpetrator of one of Rhode Island’s most detestable crimes is scheduled to be released 12 years sooner.

“Certainly there would not have been any anticipation of him getting out in 28 years,” said Superior Court Judge Susan E. McGuirl, who as a state prosecutor in 1983 agreed to the plea bargain that spared the Foreman family a trial and revelations of possible other atrocities never made public.

The Foremans, the police and the hundreds of volunteers who searched for days for the missing boy — only to learn the horrific truth seven years later — just wanted Woodmansee gone for a very long time.

McGuirl knew Woodmansee might earn some time off his sentence. But 12 years? “That is shocking.”

Jason Foreman disappeared on a perfect May day in 1975, the 25th birthday of his mother, Joice Foreman.

She last heard her son’s laughter around 3:30 p.m. through the open kitchen window along Schaeffer Street, a short lane that runs up a gradual hill behind the Peace Dale fire house.

Michael Woodmansee, then 16, lived with his father in a grungy two-story house about a third of the way up the hill. The Foremans lived farther up the hill, on the other side of the street.

Jason was out back playing in the sunshine with his older brother John and three other boys. Their play took them into a small stand of woods, where they threw rocks at each other in a brief squabble over a fort, then out into the parking lot of an adjacent housing complex.

Around 4 p.m. Jason — blond, blue eyed and small for his 5 years — shouted “I’m going home,” and ran down toward the fire station at the base of the hill. The start of Schaeffer Street was no more than 30 yards away. He would pass the Woodmansee house on the way home.

Michael Woodmansee was a heavy-set junior at South Kingstown High School, a loner who often carried a satchel of books for company.

He sat on the cement steps in front of his house as Jason approached.

Years later, he would tell police and a psychiatrist that he had been thinking about “what it would be like” to kill someone. He thought it would be easy, easy to get away with it, and some form of fun.

He called Jason Foreman over to help him with something.

“I just saw him at the wrong time,” Woodmansee would say.

Once the boy was in the house, Woodmansee stabbed him once in the chest with a kitchen knife.

For about an hour, “I kept checking to see if he was really dead.”

Then Woodmansee placed the body in a plastic bag and took it into the basement.

He intended to bury the body under the foundation, but when he realized the floor was concrete, he wrapped the body in a rug and put it into a trunk.

Woodmansee would say that he didn’t think about the body much until four or five years later, when his father said he was thinking of cleaning up the cellar and throwing out the trunk.

Around 4:30 the afternoon Jason disappeared, John Foreman began driving around the neighborhood looking for his son.

By 5:30, the boy had missed supper and the search became frantic.

By 7 p.m., the town’s fire horn sounded for volunteers.

Over the next eight days, one of the largest searches in the state’s history combed through the woods and bogs and ponds and backyards of South Kingstown. Eight hundred volunteers from at least four states stretched out over the town’s 64 square miles amid the thwop-thwop-thwop of helicopters and barking bloodhounds.

Among those searching were Sharon and John Carney, who had moved next door to Woodmansee — with their two young children — a year before Jason disappeared.

Police searched neighborhood houses from basement to attic –– all except for the Woodmansee house.

Because Woodmansee’s father, Franklin, was a police reservist, the police told him to check his own house for Jason.

An informal search for Jason went on for years, with police detectives traveling around the country following up on leads of small boys resembling Jason showing up in New Jersey, Montana, western Pennsylvania and California.

Throughout it all, Jason’s mother, Joice –– who died in 2000 at the age of 50 –– continued to believe her boy was alive.

“Maybe a religious group took him, or maybe someone who had just lost a child took him,” she said in a 1981 story. “I won’t give up hope. They’ll have to give me damn good proof that he isn’t alive.”

That proof would eventually come from Woodmansee’s own lips, when another neighborhood boy ran home with a harrowing tale.

Patrick Strickland was in his 20s, and one of the newest recruits in the South Kingstown police department that April day in 1982 when Dale Sherman’s father, Elwood, reported that Michael Woodmansee had tried to strangle his son.

Officer Strickland went out to the Shermans’ house, there at the bottom of Schaeffer Street.

There came a moment, as the elder Sherman described to Strickland what had happened that Thursday afternoon, when both men suddenly looked at each other and then said at the same time: “Jason Foreman.”

“Mr. Sherman and I both knew, or at least had a very strong feeling, that Michael was responsible for that,” recalls Strickland.

Dale Sherman, 14, delivered papers on the street. That afternoon, Woodmansee called him over, invited him in and gave him liquor.

Sherman passed out. He told police he awoke to find Woodmansee strangling him with a red bandanna.

He freed himself and raced home.

Sherman’s father, who had been desperately searching for his son, confronted Woodmansee and punched him. As Officer Strickland was leaving the Sherman house, Franklin Woodmansee flagged down Strickland to complain about his son being punched.

Strickland suggested that both he and Michael come down to the station to talk.

Strickland had grown up in town and knew Michael Woodmansee. Strickland’s wife’s grandparents lived behind Woodmansee.

At the station, Strickland began questioning Michael Woodmansee, first about the attack on Dale Sherman and then, slowly, suggesting Woodmansee might have something else to talk about.

Nervous, Woodmansee wouldn’t budge. Police held him overnight. Strickland went home that night knowing his hunch was correct.

The next morning, he approached South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia: Let me have another crack at him.

Back in the interrogation room, Strickland remained calm.

“You’ve known me for many years, Michael,” he recalls saying. “And I think you have something that’s been bothering you for many years. I know you’re scared, but we’re going to protect you, no one’s going to hurt you. We’re the police and we have to protect you.”

Woodmansee broke down and admitted he had killed Jason Foreman all those years earlier.

Strickland told him: You know, Michael, we’re going to search your house. Is there anything there we should know about?

Woodmansee said the police would find a journal. But he was emphatic: Everything in there is just fiction. He said it over and over. It’s fiction.

Inside the house, the police did find a journal which, they said, detailed what Woodmansee had done to Jason.

They also found a box of bones on top of Woodmansee’s bedroom dresser.

A state medical examiner said the box contained a small jaw, a skull, arm and leg bones, and a few spine and rib bones.

The most striking aspect of the bones, the doctor said, was that all traces of flesh appeared to have been purposely removed.

“To be crude,” said Dr. Arthur C. Burns, “it’s a matter of boiling them with lye, a weak lye-type solution and soap.”

The mixture, he said “dissolves the tissue and allows it to be taken off the bones very cleanly.”

The bones had also been shellacked.

On Feb. 24, 1983, a trembling Woodmansee, having been found competent to stand trial, took the witness stand in Superior Court and admitted to a second-degree charge of murder.

Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Needham accepted the plea bargain that would spare the Foremans any further ordeal — including details of what the killer may have done — and said that the length of the sentence assured that justice had been done.

Needham ordered all evidence in the case sealed, including Woodmansee’s written account. His journal has remained under lock and key with Vespia since then. Its contents, said Vespia, are “absolutely terrible.”

But, citing Needham’s order, Vespia would not discuss any details in the journal.

In 1997 when Woodmansee asked to see the Parole Board –– sparking community outrage and a petition signed by thousands of people to keep him behind bars –– Vespia said he had Needham’s permission to divulge the journal’s contents to the board, if needed, to persuade the members to keep Woodmansee locked up. But Woodmansee eventually withdrew his request.

“This is one of the worst cases I’ve ever seen and I’ve been around the block a few times,” the 72-year-old Vespia said last week. “He deserves to be incarcerated for life as a guarantee that our citizens do not experience this kind of animalistic behavior again.

“I think he lost his right [to freedom] the day he killed Jason Foreman.”

Last Tuesday, Rhode Island sheriffs drove to a medium-security prison in Gardner, Mass., to retrieve Woodmansee, who now, at 52, has served virtually all his sentence out of state for his own safety.

Balding, and wearing large-framed glasses and a trim moustache, the 6-foot-tall, 288-pound Woodmansee stepped onto the grounds of the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston around 12:30 p.m., his first step toward freedom.

Woodmansee is currently scheduled to be released sometime in August. But prison officials say they wanted to bring him back to Rhode Island months earlier to start preparing him for transition back into society. The process will include a mental health evaluation.

“His release date is approaching,” said corrections department spokeswoman Tracey Zeckhausen. “Having him here will allow us to develop a discharge plan.”

Woodmansee, through Zeckhausen, declined to talk to a reporter about his case.

For those who know the story of what happened on Schaeffer Street, the “Watch for Children” sign at the base of the hill can be haunting.

Sharon Carney, who had lived next door to the Woodmansee house when Jason vanished, and still does, gasped –– “Oh God” –– when told about Woodmansee’s scheduled release.

“I thought he was in prison for life,” she said. “Wasn’t he found incompetent? Is he well enough to get out? He wasn’t all there, then.”

Over the years many neighbors have moved away, said Carney. Among those who remain, what happened in the house next door to hers is “something we don’t ever talk about.

“Too gruesome.”

Woodmansee was being held in the ACI’s high-security facility Thursday morning as John Foreman, Jason’s father, was on his hands and knees in the family’s appliance store, clipping wires in the back of a dishwasher.

His other son, John Foreman V, who now owns the shop two miles from Schaeffer Street, stood above him, holding a cup of coffee.

At a reporter’s mention of Woodmansee’s name, the younger Foreman pointed his coffee cup down at his father.

The elder Foreman paused and steadied his hands on the floor. Then he began a slow shake of his head before he picked up the wire cutters again.

He would not say a word.

Over the years it had always been Joice Foreman, Jason’s mother, who spoke about their unspeakable sorrow.

A few hours later, though, John Foreman took a walk to his truck in the parking lot, carrying with him a cell phone and a few scribbled thoughts that tried to put into words the emotions brewing within him.

John Foreman

He dialed the reporter’s phone number.

He did have something to say.

“Over the years,” he said, starting to read, “I have blocked out all memories of what happened to Jason Douglas — that was his middle name. The tragic end to his life is too painful to think about.

“I have been able to visit Jason and his mother, Joice, at their gravesite with only love in my heart for them. But now I’m afraid to visit, now that the terrible memories are back to haunt me and my family. There is no forgiveness in me, only revenge.”

He said he expected Woodmansee to serve all 40 years of his sentence “because of the way he did kill Jason. It’s one thing to kill somebody, but to kill him that way … ”

John Foreman didn’t expect to feel this way so soon.

from:  http://www.projo.com/news/content/MICHAEL_WOODMANSEE_03-06-11_PIMQFMO_v39.1941899.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michael Woodmansee

4           5         15 55

 

his primary challenge (MW), how the world sees him (MN), what he must/must not do (ME), and how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire (ME) all = 45 = Scary.  Secrets.  Revenge.

the most important thing he not do = MA = 41 = Sexual abuse.

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Hazel Stewart
Hazel Stewart
2 March 2011 Last updated at 10:13 ET

A jury has found mother-of-two Hazel Stewart guilty of the double murder of her husband and her former lover’s wife.

Stewart, from Coleraine, is to serve a life sentence for the murders of Trevor Buchanan and Lesley Howell in May 1991.

Her ex-lover, former dentist Colin Howell, is serving 21 years after he pleaded guilty to the killings.

The jury at Coleraine Crown Court found Stewart guilty after a 15-day trial. She was given a life sentence.

Stewart will return to court next Friday when she will learn the minimum jail term she must serve.

It took the jury two-and-a-half hours to reach their decision of guilty.

After the jury foreman delivered the verdict Lisa, Stewart’s daughter wept uncontrollably, and said “It’s not fair.”

The bodies of Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan were discovered in a fume-filled car outside a house in Castlerock in May 1991.

At the time their deaths were seen as a double suicide prompted by the revelation that their spouses were having an affair.

The investigation was reopened when Colin Howell confessed to the murders in January 2009.

He was sentenced in November 2010 then gave evidence for the prosecution during Hazel Stewart’s trial.

During the trial the court heard that Stewart played a part in the planning of the killings.

She also disposed of evidence including the hose pipe used to gas their spouses.

Stewart claimed she was “soft, weak vulnerable, and easy prey” painting her former lover as “obsessed, calculating, controlling and very manipulative”.

She said the reason she didn’t help her husband was because she was terrified Howell would kill her and her children.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12618874

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Hazel Stewart, 47, faced charges of murdering her former husband – father of her children – and her ex-lover’s wife, but she always has had family behind her.

In court appearances, where she has wept in the dock or sat frozen faced, her second husband, retired police superintendent David Stewart has been there.

Her son and daughter – children of the man she murdered – were in the gallery.

Going to court and coming from court, they are there. They hold umbrellas protectively over their mother – they stay close as they can to her side.

Despite the seriousness of the charges she faced, she was granted bail amid fears that she might take her own life, given the chance.

Her second husband took the witness box to say that he and her children would care for her.

In December, when Hazel Stewart’s trial could not proceed because her former lover, dentist Trevor Howell, a 51-year-old dentist from Glebe Road in Castlerock, sent over 40 pages of testimony from his prison cell about the two murders, her sister was close to comfort her.

The story of Hazel Stewart, from Ballystrone Road, Coleraine, reads like a crime thriller – it doesn’t seem real.

But it didn’t start that way. She was a farmer’s daughter. Eighteen-year-old Hazel Elkin married RUC officer Trevor Buchanan who was 22, at Omagh Baptist Church on 11 July 1981.

‘Absolutely gutted’Two children quickly followed and they moved to Coleraine in 1986 and settled in Charnwood Park.

The Buchanans went to the local Baptist church – so far, so normal.

But it was at a church playgroup that Hazel Stewart’s world would spin on its axis after meeting dentist Colin Howell.

It was during swimming lessons organised by the church that they became attracted to one another.

That attraction became an obsession. Hazel became pregnant then, unsure if the child was that of her husband or her lover, had an abortion.

The couple would meet in secret at Castleroe Forest but they were soon spotted by a member of the church.

Both confessed to their pastor and their spouses. Colin Howell’s wife Lesley, who had just had her fourth child, took an overdose.

Hazel’s husband Trevor said he was “absolutely gutted” but both wanted their marriages to work.

And for four months, the couples received counselling and stuck to strict guidelines laid out by the church.

But the affair resumed.

The bodies of Leslie Howell and Trevor Buchanan were found in a fume-filled car at Castlerock
The bodies of Leslie Howell and Trevor Buchanan were found in a fume-filled car at Castlerock

And on the morning of 19 May, 1991, the bodies of Trevor Buchanan and Lesley Howell were found in a fume-filled car at the back of a row of cottages in Castlerock.

The grim scene was discovered by two members of their church. Trevor, was found in the front of the car while Lesley was in the boot, family photographs scattered around her body.

At the time, police thought it was a tragic double suicide. An inquest found the pair had died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

But not everyone was convinced it was suicide. David Green, a church member who was also a policeman, was one of those who found the bodies.

Twenty years later he told the trial: “I had great suspicions after discovering the bodies. I was very unhappy… I believed something had happened that was not good.”

Then, in 2009, the crime that had remained a secret for 20 years was revealed when Howell confessed to the murders.

It is only now that Hazel Stewart’s trial is over that we really know the part she played in the meticulous planning of the killings.

During the course of the trial we learned how the lovers met a number of times to discuss the plan.

Howell gassed his wife as she slept on the sofa at their home in Knocklayde Park. He put her body in their car and drove to his lover’s home.

She opened the garage door and made sure her husband was sleeping in the bedroom. She organised clothes to dress the body then watched as Howell carried her husband to the car, placing him beside Lesley.

VulnerableShe took the pipe used to gas their spouses and burned it, cleaned up the bedroom and opened the windows.

Finally, she waited for a phone call from her lover to find out what she should say to the police.

During her trial Stewart denied she had given her husband a tuna sandwich laced with drugs and denied being part of a plot.

She claimed she was “soft, weak vulnerable, and easy prey” painting her former lover as “obsessed, calculating, controlling and very manipulative.”

She said the reason she didn’t help her husband was because she was terrified Howell would kill her and her children.

However, she resumed her relationship with Colin Howell weeks after the killings at first in secret, having sex in his dental practice in Ballymoney – with Hazel taking gas and air.

The court also heard Howell had once given her drugs at her home. This, the jury heard, was to help ease the couple’s guilt…

But after five years the couple who killed to be together, parted. Howell met and married an American divorcee, and they went on to have five children together.

After a seven-year relationship with another man, in 2005 Hazel married her second husband David Stewart, a former police chief superintendent

But before they could celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary, Hazel was arrested – charged with the murder of her first husband and her former lover’s wife.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12383602

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Hazel Stewart

8       1

 

her primary challenge = HS = 81 = Revisting.  Reexamining.  Reviving.

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Dark secret: Colin Howell is said to have told church elders how he murdered Trevor Buchanan and his wife, Lesley Howell

A killer dentist would inject his lover with drugs to knock her out while they had sex, a double murder trial heard yesterday.

Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart were both cheating on their spouses and the mother of two wanted to be unconscious so she would not experience any Christian guilt, the court was told.

Howell once feared he had overdone the dose and that she wouldn’t come round, it was claimed.

Stewart, 47, denies murdering her husband Trevor Buchanan, 32, and Howell’s 31-year-old wife Lesley, whose bodies were found in a fume-filled car in 1991.

Howell was jailed last year for at least 21 years after admitting poisoning them both and making it look like a suicide pact.

Trevor McAuley, who started seeing Stewart five years after the deaths and as her relationship with Howell was ending, said she had told him that when she was involved with the dentist he would come to her house with drugs in a ‘floppy needle’.

‘He would administer this drug to her and she would pass out and she would really know nothing about it until the morning when she woke,’ Mr McAuley said.

Charged: Hazel Stewart arrives at Coleraine court with her daughter Lisa and son Andrew for her trial into the murder of former husband Trevor BuchananCharged: Hazel Stewart arrives at Coleraine court with her daughter Lisa and son Andrew for her trial into the murder of former husband Trevor Buchanan

Murdered: Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan were killed in 1991 and Colin Howell made it look as though their death was a suicide pact

‘On one occasion he almost overdid it and gave her too much and he was actually concerned if he was going to get her to come round.’

Asked by Neil Connor, prosecuting, why Howell gave her the sedatives, Mr McAuley replied: ‘So he could enjoy sexual gratification with her without her feeling guilt.’ Under cross examination, he indicated the guilt Stewart claimed to have experienced was in relation to her Christianity.

Court date: Stewart arrives at Coleraine Court on Monday with her husband David (far left) and her son Andrew (right)Court date: Stewart arrives at Coleraine Court on Monday with her husband David (far left) and her son Andrew (right)

 

Mourning: Relatives of murdered PC Trevor Buchanan leave court after Howell was sent downMourning: Relatives of murdered PC Trevor Buchanan leave court after Howell was sent down
Wife: Kyle Howell with killer husband Colin Howell and their child Finn Howell. Kyle Howell knew 18 months after her marriage to Colin Howell that he murdered Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchannon
Wife: Kyle Howell with killer husband Colin Howell and their child Finn Howell. Kyle Howell knew 18 months after her marriage to Colin Howell that he murdered Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchannon

Stewart, who admitted to police she was aware of the murder plan, listened as Mr McAuley told the jury she had once asked if he thought her late husband was in heaven, even though he had apparently committed suicide.

‘I answered her that I wasn’t a judge to decide that someone went to heaven or not. All I knew was that the Bible said no one had the right to take a life other than God.

‘Hazel’s answer to that was she believed Trevor was in heaven.’

Mr McAuley also told the court that Stewart, who he said had ‘expensive tastes’ and was ‘difficult to keep’, had warned him to steer clear of Howell because he had no idea ‘what he is capable of’.

His relationship with Stewart ended in July 2004 and he later heard she was engaged to David Stewart, now her husband.

The bodies of Mr Buchanan and Mrs Howell were found in Castlerock, County Londonderry.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355702/Killer-dentist-Colin-Howell-drugged-Hazel-Stewart-sex-Christian-guilt.html#ixzz1FSZOnJpa

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Colin Howell was born on March 14th, 1959 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Howell

March 14th, 1959

3 + 14 +1+9+5+9 = 41 = his life lesson = what he is her to learn = Infidelity.  Love triangles.

March 14th, 1959

14 +1+9+5+9 = 38 = his “secret” number = Wife.  Perverse.

using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Colin Howell

3       8

 

his primary challenge = 38 = Wife.  Perverse.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Leslie Howell

3        8

 

her primary challenge = LH = 38 = A good wife and mother.

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