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Willie Bosket

Willie BosketAKA Willie James Bosket, Jr.

Born: 9-Dec-1962
Birthplace: Harlem, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Inspired the Juvenile Offender Act of 1978

"The system is going to come in here and have you concerned with: Did Willie Bosket stab Earl Porter? Willie Bosket stabbed Earl Porter, so there should be no concern about that," Bosket said as jurors stared at him in amazement. "I am telling you that Willie Bosket stabbed Earl Porter, I am telling you the only regret Willie Bosket has is not killing Earl Porter."

Father: William James Bosket, Sr. ("Butch", b. 1941, d. suicide)
Mother: Laura Roane
Sister: Cheryl (older)
Sister: Shrilly (younger)
Girlfriend: Sharon Hayward

    Assault 7-Jun-1975, case dismissed
    Theft (pickpocketing) 21-Mar-1976
    Robbery 14-Apr-1976
    Robbery 8-Jun-1976
    Death Threats 29-Jul-1976
    Robbery 18-Sep-1976
    Theft 28-Nov-1976
    Psychiatric Observation Bellevue Hospital
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon 10-Jan-1977
    Assault (on a police officer) 10-Jan-1977
    Murder Moises Perez 27-Mar-1978
    Armed Robbery
    Contempt of Court
    Resisting Arrest
    Battery (Nov-1986), kicked and punched two officers
    Attempted Murder Shawangunk Correctional Facility (16-Apr-1988), stabbed officer Earl Porter
    Hunger Strike Woodbourne Correctional Facility (Apr-1989)
    Battery Woodbourne Correctional Facility (5-Apr-1989), struck an officer with a chain
    Assault Woodbourne Correctional Facility (24-Apr-1990), scalded an officer's face with coffee
    Assault (23-Jan-1990), threw urine at a nurse
    Arson (1990)
    Harassment (1990)
    Escaped from Prison
    Suicide Attempt multiple
    Risk Factors: Depression

Rotten Library Page:
Willie Bosket

Is the subject of books:
All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence, 1995, BY: Fox Butterfield, DETAILS: (biography)

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