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What do we do with released child killers?

post #1 of 18
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090317/..._killer_pastor

A pastor & his family have taken in a convicted child killer who has finished his prison time. Understandably, the neighbors are furious. Supposedly the ex-con has gotten religion (only God knows for sure ). It sounds like the guy will get better monitoring in the small town, family setting, but with so many kids in the neighborhood.......does the soul of the murdered 12yo boy call out a warning?
BTW, officials tried having the man permanently locked up as a sexually violent predator likely to reoffend so, when that fails and the person has done their time, then what? I know it's unChristian to wish ill upon someone, but...
post #2 of 18
Firstly I do not think a convicted child killer should ever "finish" their time. If it was proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed a child then he should just have gotten the death penalty - an eye for an eye.

He will kill again - I just hope the pastor that took him in is prepared to deal with that.
post #3 of 18
I believe he should have gotten life in prison. I wonder if the minister will be sued when he kills again.
post #4 of 18
I also don't think child killers should receive anything less than a life sentence.

Not to mention the pastor's youngest child is 13. There is absolutely NO WAY I would allow someone to live with or around my children when they've purposefully taken the life of a child before. At the same time, this guy would've been a homeless, wandering former prisoner who's killed a child, so.. while I understand where the pastor might be coming from, it's not thought out at all & wishfully ignorant. There are too many risks when he involves his own children. On that note, this crosses the 'fine line' by light years.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090317/..._killer_pastor

A pastor & his family have taken in a convicted child killer who has finished his prison time. Understandably, the neighbors are furious. Supposedly the ex-con has gotten religion (only God knows for sure ). It sounds like the guy will get better monitoring in the small town, family setting, but with so many kids in the neighborhood.......does the soul of the murdered 12yo boy call out a warning?
BTW, officials tried having the man permanently locked up as a sexually violent predator likely to reoffend so, when that fails and the person has done their time, then what? I know it's unChristian to wish ill upon someone, but...
Man, that is one scary looking dude. He looks like that guy that abducted Elizabeth Smart.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Firstly I do not think a convicted child killer should ever "finish" their time. If it was proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed a child then he should just have gotten the death penalty - an eye for an eye.

He will kill again - I just hope the pastor that took him in is prepared to deal with that.


Child killers should never be released, so we shouldn't have to worry about what to "do with them".

Ridiculous.
post #7 of 18
This town is right next to the town I live in. It's been very interesting to read everyone's opinions, both on here and on my local newspaper sites.

One question for everyone.

Where do you think he should live? He was already ran out of Manchester, and Concord, and now they're trying to run him out of Chichester. He shouldn't have been released, I agree with that. But he has, so that's already been done. So where do you think he should live. He's in the state that he convicted the crime(s) in, and he's under a more watchful eye. He's even wearing a monitoring bracelet voluntarily. The parents of the child he murdered even said they would rather have him in NH than any other state.

In no way am I saying that I agree with his releasing from prison, or the fact that he's living in a house with children. I'm just curious to know where you think he should live.

ETA: Here are a couple more articles from my local newspaper on this. If you would like to read more.

Child Killer: 'One Day At A Time'
This one was back in 2008 after he got chased out of Manchester.

Pastor Tells Why He Took In Killer
Most recent one.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post

Where do you think he should live?
Put him back in prison Or execute him.

That's my honest opinion.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
Put him back in prison Or execute him.

That's my honest opinion.
I totally respect your opinion

But he's not going back to prison, he's been released. No one wants him in their community, but he has to live somewhere. So where should he live? Here he's under so many stipulations and rules that he has to follow. He's never left alone, he always has an adult around him. He can't go out after 10 p.m. He is voluntarily wearing a monitoring bracelet, that lets the police know if he leaves the house. If he does, then the police are there in less than 2 minutes. And the people he is with call and let the police know when he is leaving the house, with an adult, to go around town. Those are just the priest's rules that he has to follow.

Also, the parents of the boy murdered advocated for him to be paroled in NH. They didn't advocate for him to be thrown back in jail. They wanted him paroled in the state where he lasted resided so that a close watch can be kept on him. They have lost the most in this case, and they yelling at the police and judges to thrown him back in jail. He committed the crime in this state, so they would keep an even more watchful eye on him than another state, I believe.

I guess I'm just playing devil's advocate, if you can call it that.
post #10 of 18
Over here if their young when they committed the murder, they get new identities and sometimes moved to another country...... Just wonderful!!
post #11 of 18
That pastor has children!! That is just TOO big a risk!
post #12 of 18
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So where do you think he should live.
Is there a deserted island somewhere?
post #13 of 18
Send him to Iraq.

He's a killer. Let him kill. Just not children.
post #14 of 18
To answer your question what we should do with these monsters?? You really do not want to know. They should A never be released and B should not be allowed to breathe....
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post
I totally respect your opinion

But he's not going back to prison, he's been released. No one wants him in their community, but he has to live somewhere. So where should he live? Here he's under so many stipulations and rules that he has to follow. He's never left alone, he always has an adult around him. He can't go out after 10 p.m. He is voluntarily wearing a monitoring bracelet, that lets the police know if he leaves the house. If he does, then the police are there in less than 2 minutes. And the people he is with call and let the police know when he is leaving the house, with an adult, to go around town. Those are just the priest's rules that he has to follow.

Also, the parents of the boy murdered advocated for him to be paroled in NH. They didn't advocate for him to be thrown back in jail. They wanted him paroled in the state where he lasted resided so that a close watch can be kept on him. They have lost the most in this case, and they yelling at the police and judges to thrown him back in jail. He committed the crime in this state, so they would keep an even more watchful eye on him than another state, I believe.

I guess I'm just playing devil's advocate, if you can call it that.
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Originally Posted by Telynn View Post
Is there a deserted island somewhere?
Here's one idea.......
Take ALL the child killers and stick them on Alcatraz Island - as the prison stands now. NO guards. Only a once a month air drop of food and supplies (with sharp objects included). Let them figure it out. If they try to escape, there will be some very happy sharks!

BTW, for those into capital punishment which I have no opinion on, I looked into it. It cost more to put a prisoner on death row than keep him locked up for his lifetime. True story!
post #16 of 18
Everyone in prison finds religion

I dont know why the even considered letting this man out of jail. And the pastor has kids but thinks its a good idea to take this man in? Another dummy.

Someone might just "take care" of this guy while he's out. Because he never should have been let out.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
Everyone in prison finds religion
Sooooo true. Will see how long it lasts once he is released and starts seeing little kids out and about again. Don't get me wrong, I hope his conversion sticks, I guess I am to much of a cynic when it comes to perverts.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Sooooo true. Will see how long it lasts once he is released and starts seeing little kids out and about again. Don't get me wrong, I hope his conversion sticks, I guess I am to much of a cynic when it comes to perverts.
Oh heavens! Here we go again! I agree with you.
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