Posted by S. L., a resident of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm S. L. is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
I grew up in the bay area and recall being extremely troubled as a child hearing this broadcasting live on our local news as the event unfolded. It was a very scary time and I wasn't even in the direct victim pool. I believe it was my first introduction to the evilness referred to as abduction. Thank you for haunting my childhood.
Although his mother certainly deserves consideration and respect of her privacy, I do believe, however, her son deserves nothing of the kind. The fact she allowed him back into the maternal nest seems typical of an enabling trait.
*After being denied parole 20 times, one of the three kidnappers, Richard Schoenfeld, was deemed suitable for parole by the California Board on Parole Hearings on October 30, 2008. Richard Shoenfeld was released on June 20, 2012 and is living with his mother in a condominium complex in Mountain View, California.
James Schoenfeld has been denied parole 16 times. Frederick Woods was denied parole for the 12th time on January 5, 2009, and will be eligible again in 2012.*
Posted by I Remember the Event, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm
"...keeping them in a quarry in Livermore, from which they all escaped on their own without injury."
This is a misleading statement. Those kids were buried alive with no idea if they would ever be let out. What qualifies the authors of this article to say they escaped without injury? They were all psychologically scarred by the event.
Posted by Kt, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm
There are convicted sex offenders who live merely blocks from schools around here..... I read this guys story in detail and it was a ploy to make money from ransom that was not well planned at all. They didn't have the intention to kill anyone, but ended up traumatizing many children along with the bus driver. Hopefully prison didn't mess him up even moresp than he already is.