Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kenneth Dyar Wood Escapes Earthly Judgment

The wheels of justice frequently turn slowly; therefore we are never surprised at the length of time between an arrest and indictment, or between an indictment and the actual plea or trial. We've had frequent questions concerning Danville's accused child rapist Kenneth Dyar Wood and former Brooks High School coach Tim Yeager, neither of whom we've heard from since the initial reports of their alleged crimes.

A reader has sent us a link to an obituary for Wood. It seems that after being arrested in May 2009 on at least one count of rape of a child under the age of 12, Kenneth Dyar Wood reported to a higher judge than the one he would have faced in Lawrence County. The Pentecostal preacher passed away on May 28, 2010, and was buried June 2nd at Morris Chapel Cemetery. The 71 year-old Wood had possibly faced more charges as other victims were reported to be coming forward.

If Wood was innocent, it's sad that he did not have a chance to redeem his reputation. If guilty, at least his victims and their families know they are now safe from the pedophile who robbed them of so much.

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Grow Alabama started out as a mere fruit and vegetable market in Birmingham. Now it's arranging for the unemployed and work release inmates to be matched up with farmers who need field hands for harvesting crops. Kudos to this program that's proving we in Alabama don't need to do anything illegal to make a living through farming.