Child Killer Out of Hudson Valley Prison, Moves Near Daycare
A man who killed eight children was released from a Hudson Valley prison and moved near a daycare.
Christopher Thomas, 68, was recently released from the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill.
On Palm Sunday in 1984, Thomas killed 10, eight children and two women, in a Brooklyn home. The murders were referred to as the “Palm Sunday Massacre.”
In 1985, Thomas was convicted for manslaughter. According to CBS, jurors convicted him of manslaughter and not murder because Thomas’ heavy drug use was a major factor in the killings.
He was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. With good behavior, he was eligible for release after serving two-thirds of the sentence, reports CBS.
Thomas told parole officials he was going to live with his 87-year-old mother on Beck Street in the Bronx. According to the New York Post, the home is next to a children’s daycare center.
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