Wednesday, March 21, 2007


He was:

•Father of Woody Harrelson, actor.
•Murderer of a federal judge.
•Suspected of being one of the train hobos hanging around the grassy knoll in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

The San Antonio Express reports:
A heart attack apparently claimed the 69-year-old inmate in his sleep last Wednesday, said Dorothy Twellman, the coroner in Fremont County, Colo., where Harrelson was held at the federal prison known as "Supermax."

Not the most notorious inmate in a lockup that holds the likes of Unabomber Ted Kaczynksi, the hit man nonetheless inspired considerable hyperbole and was prosecuted four times in three murders.

Harrelson had reportedly claimed credit for a dozen contract killings by 1982, when he was convicted of firing the sniper's bullet that killed U.S. District Judge John H. Wood outside his townhome on Broadway.

"Anyone whose life he touched suffered from it," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Jahn, one of the federal prosecutors who convicted Harrelson in the local federal courthouse that by the time of trial already bore the name of the slain judge.
A bad man, now kept down.


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Anonymous said...

anon 406: someone better known than you. can't you read?

Anonymous said...

I guess this makes his son "Mourning Wood."