Community Wants Removal Of Child Killer

Angry residents of a New Hampshire town are demanding that authorities remove a convicted child killer from the community.

More than 200 residents of Chichester gathered at a town selectmen's meeting yesterday. Most who spoke during about two hours of emotional testimony called for the removal of Raymond Guay.

Some said their children can't sleep and are afraid to play outside.

In 1973, Guay pleaded guilty to murdering a 12-year-old Nashua boy. After 35 years behind bars, he was released in September and was ordered to serve his parole in New Hampshire. His release came despite efforts of state officials to keep him locked up as a dangerous sexual predator.

He's now living with a church pastor who met him through a prison chaplain. The pastor didn't attend the meeting. But he wrote in an open letter published this week that Guay poses no threat and never leaves the house without adult supervision.

The pastor's wife and four of his children, ages 13 to 18, live in the house. His oldest son is away at college. And Guy has to leave in two months to make room for his return.

The selectmen voted 3-0 to ask state and federal officials to remove him from the community.


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