According to Woody, his father disappeared from the family's home in Houston in 1968, leaving his wife Diane to raise Woody and his two brothers.
Woody lost track of his father until 1981, when news broke of Harrelson's arrest for the murder of Judge Wood.
I look at him as someone who could be a friend more than someone who was a father." Prior to the Wood murder, Harrelson was tried for the 1968 murder-for-hire killing of Sam Degelia Jr., a resident of Hearne, Texas. Harrelson was convicted of killing Judge Wood after being hired by drug dealer Jamiel Chagra of El Paso.
Harrelson was paid $2000 for the murder of Degelia, a grain dealer and father of four who was killed in Mc Allen, Texas. Wood — nicknamed "Maximum John" because of his reputation for handing down long sentences for drug offenses — was originally scheduled to have Chagra appear before him on the day of his murder, but the trial had been delayed.
Shortly after Harrelson was paroled in 1978, he was implicated in another murder. Harrelson was apprehended with the aid of an anonymous tip and a tape recording of a conversation that occurred during a visit from Joe Chagra to his brother Jamiel Chagra in prison.
Woody Harrelson goes shirtless while doing a backflip off a yacht and into the water on Wednesday (March 2) in Hawaii.
The 54-year-old actor was seen spending time in paradise with his pregnant friend Alanis Morissette and her hubby Mario Treadway.
was an American organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H.
Wood Jr., the first federal judge killed in the 20th century.
He was the estranged father of actor Woody Harrelson.
Charles Harrelson was born on July 23, 1938, in Huntsville, Texas, the son of Alma Lee (née Sparks) and Voyde Harrelson.