So this story is all over the local news
It has been more than a week since 60-year-old Paul Wilson was found dead inside Danehy Park in Cambridge and investigators are still looking for clues.
District Attorney Marian Ryan and police spoke about the case at a community meeting at the Andrew Peabody School Thursday night. They said authorities are still unsure whether the attack was planned. Investigators have not identified a possible motive.
“We have no information at this point that suggests it was other than random,” Ryan said to a crowd of more than 150 people, according to The Boston Globe.
…Police found Wilson suffering from “blunt force trauma to his head,” Ryan said. He was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 10:18 p.m.
Wilson was 6 feet, 6 inches tall, and often traveled through the park to get to and from work, police said. Police do not believe Wilson was robbed because he had multiple possessions on him when emergency responders found him.
It’s a very strange case, man walks to work every day through a public park (something very similar to a commute I once had) and one night when walking home some monster came and caved his head in.
Of course Cambridge and neighboring Boston it is all but impossible for people with political connections to get a carry permit, hey but no gun was used, so no “Gun Death”.
Also given that it has been so long and there aren’t any leads, I have my doubt the monster that did it will ever be caught….at least until they decide to prey on their fellow man. But why would you need a gun in a City and State with such good gun laws, right?
Also nearly unrelated, when looking up the story to cite Google also gave me this story, not from Cambridge Massachusetts, but Cambridgeshire England
A thug who nearly decapitated a dementia sufferer with a rake is a child killer living under a pseudonym, it’s emerged.
Stephen Chafer was just 17 when he sexually assaulted and stabbed to death three-year-old Lorraine Holt.
He was jailed for life but the Parole Board has been condemned this week for giving him to chance to reoffend.
The dad, now known as Stephen Leonard, was released from jail after 23 years in 2002, returned to prison in 2013 for arson – but then released again on licence in 2017.
And this month Chafer was convicted of trying to kill Fay Mills, a 60-year-old dementia sufferer, in Peterborough in another frenzied attack in a row over garden tools.
So this piece of shit rapes and murders (note with a knife, not a gun) a Three-year-old girl, and gets life in Prison….but is released at age 40 (my age, so one can argue still in his prime), and within a year is sent BACK to prison for Arson.
And what boggles the mind is after that they again grant him Parole, and now he attempts to murder a 60 year old over neighborly disagreement, and theoretically he could still be released again, and given how the “Justice System” obviously works there I’d be suprised if he doesn’t go free again, and hopefully when he’s free he’s too old and frail to cause much harm, but does any resonable person think the monster can be removed from this Man?
And here lies the core of the “Gun Death Files” there are people who are just dangerous. A Man who would rape and murder a small child is so beyond any normal human behavior I find it difficult to ascribe malice to his actions. Somebody who would even CONSIDER doing this is no different than a coyote snatching a kid for a meal.
The idea of having a “Life” Sentence that can be reduced seems a bit of a misnomer, but then having somebody get early release and then be convicted of such a serious crime and EVER seeing the light of day is a fucking travesty. What the hell did they think would happen when they let this monster go?
Really he never should have seen the light of day, and personally this is why I’m so pro death penalty. There are monsters who walk among us, and when they make their presence known they should be removed from society just to keep us safe, but unlike some death penalty proponants, I don’t see it a justice or revenge thing, but really an issue of Humanity.
He was 17 years old and he raped and murdered a Three-Year-Old. You can argue that 17 is just a minor, and I think we were all doing things our older and wiser selves consider stupid now, but that isn’t even in the same ballpark. He’s broken, and modern medicine can’t fix that kind of broken, and we have clear examples here that his kind of broken is a danger to all who are around him.
He raped and killed a little girl, he burned his unit in a 9-unit Apartment building down, and now he’s going back up the river for nearly killing a woman while arguing over a damn rake. He’s a monster, and should NEVER have contact with other people. Now think about that, that means if we aren’t going to euthanize him, it means locking him up until he dies on his own (A Life Sentence really is just a lazy Death Sentence), which in itself is tragic, and reminds of of the Medieval Oubliettes where prisoners were simply locked up and left to die. But it is also tragic in that he will STILL have contact with other people, Jailers, who are good people doing good work, and other prisoners, who by definition aren’t as good a people, but at the same time in no way deserving to be harmed or maimed by a violent creature.
I just think a life sentence is more humane if we just come to terms with WHY we stick people in prison and what it means when we say Life Without Parole.
Sorry I got a little preachy but that second story really pissed me off.