The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 2, 1997 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 13

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, October 2, 1997
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THE SALINA JOURNAL CRIME THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2. 1997 03 T KILLING Boy selling candy door to door slain by teen 11-year-old's murder focuses concerns on fund-raising practice By JOHN CURRAN The Associated Press TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Before he was found strangled near his home, 11-year-old Eddie Werner was eagerly pursuing a set of walkie-talkies, the top prize for selling the most candy and wrapping paper for his school's PTA. He was going door to door alone — a prac- 'ce discouraged <y most fund- •itaising groups — land sales were .{jping so well he .jyvas flashing a $200 wad of bills to friends. ~ On Wednesday, prosecutors said, Eddie was a victim of his own success, killed for his money by a 15-year-old boy who answered the sixth-grader's knock on the door. „ They say Eddie was brought inside the home, sexually assaulted and strangled. The older boy then EDDIE WERNER dragged the boy's 4-foot-ll inch, 60-pound body into the woods. The 15-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault in a case that has focused new attention on the widespread practice of using children to raise money for schools and other nonprofit organizations. Door-to-door selling is discouraged by the national PTA, the child's school district and youth organizations, as well as the multibillion-dollar industry that puts products into the hands of a juvenile sales force. Instead, the groups suggest children sell to relatives, friends or close neighbors and have parents sell to co-workers. "The case serves as a reminder to all of us that we must be ever vigilant with the care and guidance of our children," said Ocean County prosecutor E. David Millard. "Even in what are otherwise the safest neighborhoods, the potential for harm to our children is ever present." Eddie's body — with the footprint of a sneaker in his back — was found by tracking dogs Monday night, two days after he disappeared. His body was just a few blocks from his home in Jackson The Associated Press Jimmy Kube, 13, prays Wednesday after laying flowers near the site In Jackson Township, N.J., where 11-year-old Eddie Werner was found dead Monday night. A 15-year-old suspect has been charged In the death of Werner, who disappeared Saturday while selling school candy door to door. Township, an area of middle-class homes and tidy yards along the central New Jersey coast. Millard described the meeting between Werner and the suspect as a chance encounter: The two didn't know each other. Millard would not say what led to the arrest or whether the suspect had a record. The suspect's parents cooperated with investigators and the boy surrendered to police. He was being held in a juvenile detention center and prosecutors will decide within 30 days whether to try him as an adult. New Jersey has the death penalty, but it is not used against juveniles. Some residents described the suspect as a loner and a bully, but others said he was an average kid and a good student with an interest in computers. "I don't believe it," said William Fergusen, 17. "I've been friends with him for nine years. I don't think he's capable." Ribbons began appearing on poles and mailboxes around town Wednesday in Eddie's memory. At one intersection, his picture was taped to a stop sign. Sonya Floystrop was one of the last to see Eddie alive, when he came by her home Saturday afternoon to sell the candy. "I am very sorry because when that little boy came to the house I didn't see a parent with him," she said. "I wish I would have watched him." Eddie was among the legions of children around the nation involved in fund-raising, a fact that annoys some. The policy for all PTAs in the nation states that "children should never be exploited or used as fund- raisers," said Maryann Kolbeck, president of the New Jersey PTA. T SHOOTING Student kills 3,: wounds 6 in school rampage By The Associated Press PEARL, Miss. — A teen-ager stabbed his mother to death, then went to school Wednesday with a rifle under his trench coat and opened fire, killing his former girlfriend and another student and wounding six others, police said. Luke Woodham, 16, was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend, Police Chief Bill Slade said, choking back tears as he talked about the rampage in this town of 22,000 just outside Jackson. "He gave us a statement; and his manifesto was that he felt he had been wronged," the chief said.- Woodham was arrested as he drove away in his dead mother's car and was charged with murder and aggravated assault. The shootings at Pearl High School began about 8:10 a.m. as buses arrived. An expressionless Woodham, a sophomore, entered the large commons area just inside the front door of the imposing school and immediately walked up to his former girlfriend, witnesses said. 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