A closer look at James Hodgkinson
Quote 1: “James Hodgkinson’s first foster daughter committed suicide by lighting herself on fire, and he beat his second foster daughter. Three months ago he took “target practice” at home.”
Quote 2: “Hodgkinson was the foster the father of at least two girls. The first, Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, committed suicide in 1996 by pouring gasoline on herself and setting herself on fire after a few months of living with the Hodgkinsons, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The Hodgkinsons gave an interview to the paper after her suicide, calling her a “very practical, level-headed girl.””
Quote 3: “In 2002, Hodgkinson became the foster father of another girl whom he allegedly abused, according to police record.”
- Then in December 2002, the Hodgkinsons assumed legal guardianship for their 12-year-old great-niece, Cathy Lynn Putnam. Cathy’s biological parents’ rights had been revoked, and she had been in foster care or with the Hodgkinsons since she was 4 years old. Her name was eventually changed to Cathy Hodgkinson.
However, in the couple’s last annual report regarding the girl, they said she was returned to state custody on July 7, 2006; court documents did not state why the judge took that action.
In a court document filed on Dec. 26, 2006, the Hodgkinsons wrote: “Since then His Honor has seen fit to award guardianship of Cathy to our next-door neighbors, which is a quite stressful and uncomfortable situation for our family.”
- A judge later returned the teen to the custody of the Illinois Division of Children and Family Services and awarded guardianship to Friedeck, who lived near the Hodgkinsons at the time. Friedeck later adopted the girl.
All of the charges stemming from the incident, which included two counts of battery with intent to cause bodily harm and damaging a motor vehicle, were dismissed in August 2006 when the victims failed to appear in court.
Friedeck, who now lives in Colorado, said she recalls multiple incidents involving Hodgkinson mistreating neighborhood animals. She said the teenage girl she eventually adopted was poorly treated while the Hodgkinsons were her guardians. She called him “one of the worst humans ever.”
The teen Friedeck adopted after the Hodgkinsons lost guardianship died in 2015, as an adult, of a heroin overdose in 2015, Friedeck said.
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The whole obit reads creepy, then the newspaper detailing the altercation, “the neighbors girlfriend” – which in the obit she states “Having been neighbors for the prior eight years, Cathy was always over at our home. Almost every day, just a little stop by to say “Hi”, exchange some love and then off she’d go” Then at 16 the judge, places the teen with her?
According to U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com Does verify Race is Asian. However birthplace is listed St. Louis, Missouri NOTE:Additional Information: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work. This addition is usually not found on a typical Social Security, Application and Claims Index
Name: Wanda Ruth Stock [Wanda R Stock] SSN: 353744720 Gender: Female Race: Asian Birth Date: 18 Dec 1978 Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri Death Date: 23 Oct 1996 Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen. Type of Claim: Original SSN. Additional Information: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work. Notes: 13 May 1985: Name listed as WANDA RUTH STOCK; 11 Nov 1996: Name listed as WANDA R STOCK
Wanda “Ashley” Stock
Birth: Dec. 18, 1978 Death: Oct. 23, 1996
Burial: Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum Belleville St. Clair County Illinois, USA
Obituary Cathy Rainbolt (Putnam, Hodgkinson, Friedeck)
Born Dec. 27, 1989 Died Sunday, July 26, 2015.
“A family faced with domestic violence, she was placed in foster care at the age of three. Separated from her sisters, not given the love that all children deserve and need.”
“She was removed from her foster home and placed into a home in Centerville, Ill., out of her own home town, I, Nicki Lorene Friedeck adopted Cathy, at the age of 17.”
“Having been neighbors for the prior eight years, Cathy was always over at our home. Almost every day, just a little stop by to say “Hi”, exchange some love and then off she’d go. After her 18th birthday I had her emancipated. We had a love for each other but not the mother/daughter bond I wish we had. Thinking “Tough Love” is the answer, I’ve learned, it’s important to be tough on the bad behavior but still showing love at every single chance.”
“Cathy is survived by her beautiful son, Chase; her birth mom, Rachele Putnum; siblings, Monica Putnum, Jade Sanders, Kyle, Barbara and Nicholas Dach and Steven Madden.”
“Cathy’s adopted parents, Mark Stieren, Nicki Friedeck and Stu Wyatt; adopted sisters, Elyse, Cherise, Hannah and Janae Rainbolt”
“Special thanks to Joe, Carla, Kassly Funeral Home, and Cathy’s CASA worker. ”
“Funeral: Back to that word tragedy, human suffering with an audience having pleasure in viewing. Because of this, we have kept the funeral private. Cathy is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Fairview Heights, Ill., a graveside service was held on Friday, July 31, 2015.”
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 2, 2015
Is this starting to sound like a pattern? What in God’s name would drive a 17 year old girl to self immolate?
Did the Deep State bail him out and he owed them a favor? Did they threaten to kill his family