In 2011, South Kingstown was outraged to learn convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee would be released from prison early, because of good behavior. The Independent's coverage of this story earned it a New England Newspaper and Press Association Publick Occurrences Award, the highest honor for journalism in New England.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Michael Woodmansee, the man responsible for the gruesome murder of five-year-old Jason Foreman in Peace Dale, is set to be r…

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May 18, 1975: Five-year-old Jason Foreman never makes it home after an afternoon spent playing with friends in Peace Dale.May 27, 1975: Offici…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Nearly eight years after murdering five-year-old Jason Foreman in Peace Dale, 24-year-old Michael Woodmansee pleaded guilty …

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Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee's release from prison is not certain, according to the director of the state Department of Corrections.

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While the possible release of Michael Woodmansee after serving 28 years of a 40-year sentence might be difficult to understand emotionally, it…

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Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee may have had 12 years knocked from his sentence for good behavior, but in the event he is released, …

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The fear, anger and disgust surrounding the scheduled early release of convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee spilled in …

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Police Chief Vincent Vespia Jr. has made Michael Woodmansee's journal available to psychiatrists for the state Department of…

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In order to have 12 years taken off of his 40-year prison sentence, convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee had to have been a model prisone…

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CRANSTON - Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee is housed in the protective custody unit of the Adult Correctional Institutions High Secu…

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Two psychiatrists have finished their evaluations of Michael Woodmansee and his writings and are expected to send their findings to the state …

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Less than a year after child killer Michael Woodmansee is scheduled for early release from prison because of a good behavior program that shav…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A bill that would have created a new involuntary commitment procedure for sexual predators has been held for further study.

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Democratic Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski of South Kingstown has joined forces with a Republican former prosecutor to propose legislation that could …

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CRANSTON - The rally venue had changed, but the message remained the same: No early release for convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee.

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The two bills prompted by the possible early release of Michael Woodmansee are making their way out of committee, but with mixed reviews.

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The first of two psychiatrists is evaluating convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee for a possible involuntary commitment to a mental hospi…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In the wake of the announcement that convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee would voluntarily commit himself to a psychia…

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