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 Last update:  4/20/2014       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Passes Away at Age 76
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Former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died at the age of 76 after a battle with prostate cancer.

Carter spent nearly 20 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in 1966.

After his release from jail in 1985 at the age of 48, Carter became an advocate for others wrongly convicted. He served as the executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, a non-profit based in Toronto.

His case inspired Bob Dylan’s 1975 song Hurricane and the 1999 film The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington.

Originally from New Jersey, Carter (27-12-1, 19KOs) had since moved to Toronto.

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comment by Richard Wadd, on 04-23-2014
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]Good post. Carter's case gets all the attention now, but the three people killed in cold blood are largely forgotten. If Carter was innocent, then there were at least four tragedies. If he was guilty, then he should've spent the rest of his days in jail, himself forgotten.[/QUO...

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 04-21-2014
[QUOTE=Richard Wadd]One thing is for certain, the police and state of NJ screwed up big time. If he wasn't involved in the murders, then he wrongly spent all those years in prison. If he was the killer, or one of them, then he was released early due to the lack of procedures followed. S...

comment by Kiddoe, on 04-21-2014
R.I.P to a champ inside and outside of the ring!

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 04-21-2014
[QUOTE=jbpanama]Carters Own Words, were not the reason for His release from Prison... Why do U think they Cut Him Loose? The Recant of the Testimony of the Thieves, that Convicted Him was the one reason the State, dropped a case, they knew they could not Win.... The Cops and Prosecutors, were...

comment by Richard Wadd, on 04-21-2014
One thing is for certain, the police and state of NJ screwed up big time. If he wasn't involved in the murders, then he wrongly spent all those years in prison. If he was the killer, or one of them, then he was released early due to the lack of procedures followed. Sad case all around. ...

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