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reported events that occurred at 40 Schaeffer Street in 1975

Michael Woodmansee was a 16-year-old loner when he sexually abused and murdered his neighbor, 5-year-old Jason Foreman at Woodmansee's 40 Schaeffer St., Peacedale, home in 1975. He kept it a secret - and the boy's body wrapped in a trunk in the basement, with some of his bones cleaned and covered with shellac in his bedroom - for years. In 1982, when he was accused of trying to strangle a 14-year-old Peacedale paperboy he had lured into his house, police charged him with both crimes. Woodmansee took a plea agreement, and in 1983 was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of Foreman, with 10 years suspended with probation, and 10 years, concurrent with the 40-year sentence, for assault on the 14-year-old boy. Due to Rhode Island laws governing credit for good behavior, Woodmansee was released in 2011, after serving 28 years. He was then voluntarily committed to a Rhode Island state mental hospital, where he resides today (2018).



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Michael Woodmansee is an American child murderer. He was a sixteen-year-old junior at South Kingstown High School in the state of Rhode Island in 1975 when

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While several news articles do state the address for Woodmansee as 34 Schaeffer Street, it seems that this was an error and the correct address is 40 Schaeffer Street, which is actually located right next door. This should be changed but this entry is archived so a moderator must change the information. References: www.google.com/maps/place/40+Schaeffer+St,+South+Kingstown,+RI+02879/@41.4499124,-71.5056249,15z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x89e5b91562c0b1a7:0x7fcb8f60aa2bb89d!8m2!3d41.44918!4d-71.5033758!16s%2Fg%2F11c2b89ky_


WRONG! the house the murder happened in was 40 Schaeffer Street in Peacedale not 34!! I know this because my mom almost rented the house not knowing it was the murder house, Madene Woodmansee (Michaels stepmom) showed us the house. We were ready to move in until she mentioned her last name (didn't say it and we didn't think to ask her) but when she said it we asked her if this was the house Jason Foreman was murdered in, and she hesitated and said "yes, it was" my mom told her there was no way we could live there & Madene said "I don't blame you, I can't live there either" house was eventually rented and foreclosed on until investors purchased it in 1999 for $45,000 and sold it to the current owner, google "Madene Woodmansee" and it will show 40 Schaeffer Street if you don't believe me. I am 100% certain 40 Schaeffer Street is the murder house & hate how everyone thinks it is 34 just because 34 looks run down. 40 Schaeffer Street is one of the better houses on the street


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