Friday, March 29, 2013

Tangles

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!"
-Sir Walter Scott 

A story broke yesterday nearby. A serial rapist, who was convicted of rape, kidnapping and unnatural acts in a Massachusetts town in 1978, was finally captured yesterday in quiet neighborhood, where he had been living for the past 35 years. The details of the horrific rapes of three women leads one to believe, that no matter what he seems today, this is not a good guy. Back in '78, the judge gave him one last weekend to spend with his family, before his incarceration, and he took off like the coward he was.
Did he REALLY think he'd get away with it?
Few do. 

15 comments:

  1. Oi. I hope the over-merciful judge learned a lesson from his error too.

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  2. He didn't do too bad, 35 years of freedom.

    I read that here in Oklahoma during the Indian Territory days, in the Choctaw nation, condemned prisoners were given a month or so to go around and settle their affairs and say their goodbyes and then show up at the gallows. They always showed up supposedly. Hard to imagine.

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  3. I caught that story on the news this morning. I hope the new sentencing judge doesn't let him out until his internment.

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  4. After 35 years, he was surely thinking everyone had forgotten. The fool!

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  5. gave him one last weekend? hell with that!

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  6. He won't get out on bail this time!

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  7. Yes, a tangled web indeed. To think he lived near you!!!!!! -- barbara

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  8. Seems like justice will be served after all...even if its been a long time coming.

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  9. What a tangled mind he must have!

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  10. All things catch up with people, in the end.

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  11. he did get away with it for a very long time. his victims have been and are still prisoners, their lives forever hobbled by this man's acts.

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  12. He tangled a pretty complex web for himself and I'm glad that he has been brought to justice. The attribution of your quote is fascinating since I had always thought it was Shakespeare; live and learn!

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  13. I'm sure his answer to your question would be, "It's worth a try."

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