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  • March 24, 2011 |
    South County Independent: "Proposed changes too late to affect Woodmansee case" by Liz Boardman/Independent Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, March 24, 2011 - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin [RWU Law '98] said proposed legislation changing the "good time" statute for prison inmates would not keep child killer Michael Woodmansee behind bars, but involuntary commitment to a mental health facility might keep him off the streets. In 1983, Woodmansee agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 40 years, plus...
  • March 19, 2011 |
    Providence Sunday Journal: "Earned prison good time was not part of plea bargain when Woodmansee got 40 years in 1983" by Tom Mooney, Journal Staff Writer March 20, 2011: On the day she would recommend a plea bargain for child-killer Michael Woodmansee, then-prosecutor Susan E. McGuirl wanted the state’s reasoning placed on the record. The decision, she said, resulted from two months of discussions and “soul searching” with the parents of Woodmansee’s victims, 5-year-old Jason Foreman and Dale...