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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:00 pm

A Lodi woman accused in the stabbing death of a fellow transient was arraigned in court Tuesday on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Judith "Judy" Lynn Fromm, 43, did not enter a plea in the case involving Saturday night's death of 38-year-old Dwayne Kelly Henderson.

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50 comments:

  • posted at 11:36 am on Tue, Aug 25, 2009.

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    The funeral is over. My uncle will always be missed. and the B**CH who killed him will be proven guilty as time goes on. as for me im DONE on here. to all who came on here to show respect for the family thank you. i wish you the best in life. and for those who come on here day after day to talk and gossip about people who they dont even know. all i can say is GET A LIFE. i will pray for you cuz you will need it..

     
  • posted at 10:46 am on Tue, Aug 25, 2009.

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    browneye - One word: spellcheck

     
  • posted at 9:26 am on Tue, Aug 25, 2009.

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    Galt GuyWriting in all caps means that you are getting yelled at so if you are going to blog you need to learn computer lingo another tip You=uOmg= oh my god/goodnessB4= beforeBbl= be back laterB4n = bye for nowCu = see youGr8= greatThese are just some of the terms in blogging and texting that most people use todayYou can find some of these terms at the following web sitehttp://www.bostonnightclubnews.com/textingsymbols/index.htmlJust a note news papers have been doing this longer than myspace

     
  • posted at 6:34 pm on Mon, Aug 24, 2009.

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    Ew "Galtguy", you disgust me. Who are you to judge the life this man lived? Hm, don't you live in Galt? You have no business writing to "The Lodi News Sentinel", stick to your own town's stories. Maybe he was happy with the life he lived, & that's all that matters in life. As for "Everyone" calling him a loser, you should all be ashamed to sit here as his family memebers read these blogs and have to suffer even more because of his passing. As for "Galtguy", you should have someone proofread your blog, I see you can't spell "Grammar",or "friends" correctly. Don't be so quick to judge the innocent people you don't know!

     
  • posted at 9:45 am on Mon, Aug 24, 2009.

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    Niece88, quit buying into the lie that "addiction is a disease". Cancer is a disease, addiction is a weakness. You can't decide to quit doing cancer and have it go away. This guy had a mental weakness. He didn't give a crap about himself, or what anyone thought about his addiction. Getting high was more important to him than anyone who loved him. Getting high was more important than trying to be a productive member of society. That's stupidity, and stupidity is not a disease. He may have been an unwilling victim of a crime, but he was a willing victim of drugs. He was not a hero, he was a loser.

     
  • posted at 12:45 am on Mon, Aug 24, 2009.

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    Your Family member was a dirt bag.Drugs+25 run ins with the law (that we KNOW of)+Kids taken away+Surrounding himself with the wrong people+Homeless=Dirt BagNo I'm not perfect. But I'm MUCH closer than you or the rest of your dirt bag family.You really wanna get personal, with Galtguy? Try getting an eduacation, try learning adults don't type in all caps, try learning how to spell and write properly, try to grow up and understand no one cares about you or or Family except you and your family. Try figuring out that good hearts and personalities don't cut it in life. You need to be more than that. You need to produce something other than kids you can't take care of that get taking away by CPS. Try to understand that it's NOT OK to be on drugs. Yes it's an addiction, but unless they held him down the first time, it's about choices, not a disease. He made a choice to live the life he lived, now you're stuck with his choices.How's it feel?

     
  • posted at 6:24 pm on Sun, Aug 23, 2009.

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    My brothers and I knew Dwayne for over 25 years. We grew up together, his death was/is very hard for my brothers to accept. He will be missed! Our hearts and thoughts will be with his family.I know that his mom must be devistated! "With Love From= Dianna,Randy,Frog,Ronnie &the rest of the Young family"

     
  • posted at 5:14 am on Sun, Aug 23, 2009.

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    GALTGUY- YOU DID NOT KNOW HIM. ITS NOT JUST DRUG ABUSE ITS ADDICTION. ITS A DESEASE. AND NOT EASY ENOUGH TO JUST WAKE UP ONE DAY AND SAY "IM GONNA GET A JOB AND BE RICH NOW" LIFE DOESNT WORK THAT WAY. IM ONLY 21 I HAVE A JOB AND A NICE CAR AND A HOUSE. BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER SURROUND MYSELF WITH HOMELESS, DRUG ABUSERS WHO ARE CRIMINALS THAN STUCK UP TOO GOOD FOR EVERYONE PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY'RE PERFECT LIKE YOU. WHY? BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE AND MAY STILL BE MAKING BAD DECICIONS BUT THEY HAVE GOOD HEARTS AND GREAT PERSONALITYS. THEY ARE CARING, LOVING COMPASIONATE PEOPLE UNLIKE YOU. I AGREE THIS WAS NO SUPRISE BUT THAT DOSENT MAKE IT OK. OUR FAMILY STILL HURTS BECAUSE OF IT. AND YOU SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH RESPECT TO JUST KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS TO YOURSELF OR AT LEAST KEEP THEM WHERE THE FAMILY DONT HAVE TO SEE THEM. THATS ALL I ASK. THIS ISNT A BATTLE. & IF WE ENABLED THIS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIVING IN ONE OF OUR HOMES AND STILL BEEN OUT DOIN WHAT HE DID. WE DIDNT CAUSE THIS JUDITH FROMM CAUSED THIS!

     
  • posted at 2:03 pm on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    OK not the last word.Sisinlaw-I actually did live it. I went to public school, grew up in a middle class home and had no special advantages. But yet I'm succesful. WHY? Because much like this guy, and everyone else I was faced with choices. He made the wrong ones, I made the right ones. Then he continued to make the wrong choices. He continued right up until his death.The point of all of this is this, most people don't have to "live the hard life" because they made the right choices. There is no glory and pride in being a poor, uneducated, habitual criminal, drug abusing, homeless person. Stop trying to make being a loser in life as some sort of virtue. The good from this is maybe the children in his life can take from this a lesson, on how NOT to live.

     
  • posted at 11:19 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    I knew Dwayne for many years. I am sorry to here that he was killed because now we may never know if he would kick his habits or not but that was his choice and that choice was stolen from him in a horrible way May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family especially his young child that will never know him except from family and friends that tell the story of his life.This woman who killed him should do the time what she did was wrong. As for you people that talking a bunch of snott about him being homeless that does not make him a bad person. I was homeless with my 5 year old child does that make me a bad person I have also had police contact in my time does that make me a bad person no. I am a hard working single mom who goes to school and work and I do the best that I can with what I have and those of you who are talking this snott better stop and think being homeless CAN happen to you

     
  • posted at 11:04 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    " Galt Guy you obviously live in a bubble...We did not enable Dwayne that is why he lived on the streets as he did, because we did try tough love to convince him to change his life. I guess its easy to say what someone should have done but until you actually live it you shouldn't try and teach it. "

     
  • posted at 10:01 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    The final word on this matter from Galtguy-This man is gone, killed at the hands of another. This is tragic and a crime. But how can you say it's a surprise? He surrounded himself with people just like him. Habitual criminals, drug abusers, con men, thives, and worse. Instead of getting on here and leaving your messages of sorrow, you should have been concerned enough to not allow him to live his life in such a manner. You and the rest of his freinds and family are known as "enablers". People who allow someone to continue down the path of destruction, saying they love and care but yet unwilling to step in and really help. The term is called "tough love". Something I can rightfully assume this man didn't get enough of. So if you want to feel sorry for anyone feel sorry for yourselves. It is you and the others who caused this. "

     
  • posted at 5:35 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    And just how am i "fake"? im pretty sure Im real. *looks down at self* umm yup im real..

     
  • posted at 5:32 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    We should have empathy for bums. You try and be one sometime.

     
  • posted at 12:25 am on Fri, Aug 21, 2009.

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    ladyjae -" i challenge u to live a day in there lives on the streets"No, I challenge her and all the other homeless to GET A JOB, kick her drug habit, and start to contribute to society. Being homeless IS the easy way out. Staying employed and off drugs is the RESPONSIBLE manner in which most people conduct thier lives. Don't attempt to glorify her for being homeless. Of coarse her ability to GET A JOB has been taken away by her actions. Of which she needs to be held responsible for, and will. If you truly care for her you will hope she serves her time without incident, and tries to improve herself while incarcerated.

     
  • posted at 2:02 pm on Thu, Aug 20, 2009.

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    i have known judy and her family for many yrs and would never think that she would do such a thing unless necessary and all of u who judge her for being homeless i challenge u to live a day in there lives on the streets

     
  • posted at 6:26 am on Thu, Aug 20, 2009.

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    I AM the big boy world. And for somebody who has left as many posts as you have you really shouldn't acuse others of talk, talk, talk...

     
  • posted at 4:16 am on Thu, Aug 20, 2009.

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    TALK TALK TALK...do what you all do best! but know that this is in gods hands now, so judy will get what she deserves one way or another. shes better off in jail. and let me just repeat browneye you say what you want about that b**ch but this was in no way self defence. POLICE DID NOT FIND ANYTHING ON HIM THEY FOUND IT ON HER!! her mental a** probably hit craig too who knows. not you. not me. not any of these people. my reason for defending dwayne on here is because he is no longer here to do it himself. and your reasons for coming on here and talking crap on a dead man ARE??? NO LIFES! PATHETIC! browneye you should be out trying to raise some cash cuz come the 25th when that hooker gets bail you know she wont be able to afford it. and galtguy..stay outta lodi's drama and stick with galt. if your a** wasnt glued to the computer maybe you could be out in that "big boy world" making use for yourself! and april get over yourself...your fake. people are right. they come as they look.

     
  • posted at 12:40 am on Thu, Aug 20, 2009.

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    niece88-My comments stand. I don't need to know him. You should learn in the big boy world we keep score. YES, it does matter how many times you're involved with the Law. It matters greatly. Wether he was a great guy or not is not the point. He was a drag on society, surrounding himself with the wrong people, was a habitual criminal, and a drug abuser, thus a dirt bag. The dirt bag that killed him should go to jail. And will, for 10 - 15. Out in 7. Wanna bet?

     
  • posted at 8:42 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    OK Brown eye... Railroad ties are made of wood (usually redwood)- NOT metal!

     
  • posted at 6:32 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    would you not kill to save yourself and someone you love?? Maybe this dude deserved it.. maybe this was gods will.. Or maybe he was just stupid.. either way you guys dont know anything.. you wernt there.. so you CANT say that happened either way.. So just shut the FU*K up

     
  • posted at 6:09 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Niece your wrong it was self defence craig was hit with a metal object and they are thinking it was a rail road tie. She had that knife on her for protection. Dwane was drunk that night and judy will get off on self defence!!

     
  • posted at 5:45 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    A crime on Sacramento Street?? No way... that really surprises me. hmmm... :~/

     
  • posted at 5:23 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    R.I.P UNCLE KELLY! WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY!

     
  • posted at 5:21 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    KANSASCITY- who are you to say who was hurting who. were you there? NO! so i think you need to keep your pointless comments to yourself. if you were at all paying attention to the whole story you would know that abviously JUDY was armed not dwayne the cops saw him drop so if he was armed they would have got whatever he was armed with but there was nothing.also if she had not planned to kill why did she STEEL the knife from dinner prior to the stabbing?? when you can show me marks on any of them proving that judy HAD to help craig then i will leave your comments alone. until then...make sence or keep it to yourself!APRILCHAVEZ- honeslty...GET REAL! she obviously is that kind of person cuz she DID kill him the self defence crap is BS any1 that knew dwayne would know protecting youself from him would NOT take a knife! especially when he had a messed up arm.BROWNEYE-talk what you know about knowing both better. you might know the heartless one but the family knows dwayne & knows that hes now in a better place & safe from people like JUDITH FROMM!

     
  • posted at 5:04 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    BROWNEYE- your pathetic and in denial! dwayne was not hurting that worthless women. who is most likely your sister or somethin along them lines.. i hope the absolute very worst for JUDITH FROMM. i will be at every court date possible along with family and friends waiting for that to happen. hoping that someday she will find it in that cold heart of hers to feel the slightest bit bad that she MURDERED someone who was once called "uncle" "son" "brother" and "DAD" by people who loved and will always love him! AND GALTGUY- you shouldnt judge people without knowing them. being involve with the cops 2 times or 25 times what does it really matter that doesnt have anything to do with the fact that he was unrightfully killed. that didnt make it ok to kill him. he was still a wonderful loving caring person who would do anything for anybody at any time if it meant he was helping out. none of that made him a dirtbag. i think before you go judging him you need to take a step back and realize that not everyone is perfect including yourself!

     
  • posted at 4:07 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    April, apparently she has, and she did. So apparently you don't know her as good as you think you do.

     
  • posted at 3:32 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Ok people.. I have known Judy for many years. She DOES NOT have it in her to KILL someone. She is a kind person that if in danger would protect herself, and her family.. As would EVERYONE.. Damn leave her alone espesially if youdont know the whole story..

     
  • posted at 3:23 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    atlas 25- Dwayne was a good guy,these people just need someone to put down and insult after they are dead... very sad.. blankenship

     
  • posted at 2:55 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Drugs, Drugs and More Drugs.....so sad how they ruin peoples lives.

     
  • posted at 2:50 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Self Defense? Yeah right.

     
  • posted at 1:54 pm on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    I knew Dwayne many years ago, and I am saddened to read and hear about his passing. Regardless of his record, he was known as a good guy by many. My condolences to his family and for those people out there who consider him a dirtbag..well, shame on you for talking about individuals you don't know anything about. God Bless you Dwayne.

     
  • posted at 7:54 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Browneye, the way I see it, it was two against one. And if she protects herself by stabbing people with a knife, why wasn't she stabbing Wonderlich before he did 30 days for battery against her?

     
  • posted at 6:42 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    I know both people better then anyone on here. i know what happened. That is all she had to protect her self

     
  • posted at 5:53 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    If this lady is homeless, looks like her lifestyle is about to improve. Plus, she gets a chance to sober up.

     
  • posted at 5:51 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    How does anyone know what happened here, is it reported specifically what happened? If they are transients, where did she get the kitchen knife, in the gutter? If self defense, this was not intentional, therefore, the law governs that this is manslaughter, no intent to kill, probably to scare.

     
  • posted at 5:48 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Nowhere in this story is "self defense", or that the victim was armed, even mentioned. Usually when a clear case of self defense warrants, the suspect is released. And really, why was she packing a kitchen knife. Not exactly something a woman carries around now is it.

     
  • posted at 5:48 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    She was homeless sleeping on the streets so she had it for protection

     
  • posted at 5:42 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Doesn't matter how these folks live their lives. how many people do you know who run around with a kitchen knife in their pocket? The truth will all come out during trial and someday whoever is actually responsible will meet their maker. THAT is who should be casting judgement.. not the rest of ya...

     
  • posted at 5:28 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    This is not about me or my spelling! Judy did not plan to kill dwane....They at one point in time were friends. He was trying to hurt her and craig. She was trying to save her life. She is not a murderer. The judge will see that. She is not a "dirt bag" by the way she has only been in trouble with the law a couple times!

     
  • posted at 4:55 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Maybe Judy stepped in because Dwayne was beating on Craig. . . Maybe because Dwayne was bigger than Craig and Dwayne was getting the best of Craig because (Craig) wasn't armed and Dwayne was? I still stand at sounds like self defense. . . I am not the jury, but I bet Judy didn't plan to KILL Dwayne.

     
  • posted at 4:36 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Hey brown eye do you spell much?

     
  • posted at 4:26 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Browneye, then what was her boyfriend doing if not defending her? If a guy was harassing my woman, I think I'd step in before she had to resort to taking out a kitchen knife and stabbing someone to death. I don't think that "self-defense" dog is going to hunt.

     
  • posted at 3:53 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    I think pooreastsides comment about Judys son was unnessasary and irrelavent. It was sad about what happened to dwane but this was self defence.

     
  • posted at 3:13 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    i grew up with dwayne.we were kids running a muck,but thats all we new.i got out of the mix,he diden't god rest your soul bro. and for his mom easter i'm sorry for your loos. roger schulte

     
  • posted at 3:06 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Sad for both parties. Human life is human life regardless of the issues and/or circumstances surrounding ones death. A person's life was taken and since this wasn't from natural causes; How the victim chose to live and how someone decided to make a fatal and permanent decision to take his life is officially out of our opinionated hands.

     
  • posted at 2:50 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Cogito, you darn right this was murder and should be treated the same. Of course, it won't.

     
  • posted at 2:48 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Galtguy, previous comment, "just another dirt bag." I repeat, how would you feel if this were your son.My condolences to Dwayne's family. Dwayne shouldn't have died this way, as should no one.Because Judith Fromm's son was run over by a garbage truck gives her an excuse for being criminal. I don't think so.

     
  • posted at 2:43 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Had she been packing a pistol instead of a "kitchen knife", pulled it out and shot the victim to death, would the charge still have been manslaughter? This was a murder, and should be treated as such.

     
  • posted at 12:59 am on Wed, Aug 19, 2009.

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    This is so sad ! R.I.P Dwayne he didn't deserve to die this way my condolences to the family !

     
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