Woody Harrelson’s Father
Dies in Prison
Woody Harrelson’s father, Charles Harrelson, 68, has died in the high-security federal prison in Florence, Colo., where he was serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge, The Associated Press reported yesterday. Mr. Harrelson, who appeared to have died of natural causes, was found unresponsive in his cell on March 15, according to Felicia Ponce, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman in Washington. He was convicted of murder in the slaying of United States District Judge John Wood Jr. outside his home in San Antonio on May 29, 1979. Prosecutors said a drug dealer hired Mr. Harrelson to carry out the killing to prevent the judge from presiding at the dealer’s impending trial. Mr. Harrelson denied involvement, saying he was in Dallas, 270 miles away, when the slaying took place.