Rubin Carter

Rubin Carter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (born May 6, 1937) fought professionally as a middleweight boxer from 1961 to 1966. In 1966, he was arrested for a triple homicide in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. He and another man, John Artis, were tried and convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time. From 1993 to 2005 Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

Read more about Rubin Carter:  Early Life, Boxing Career, Framed Offences, First Conviction, Second Conviction and Appeal, Appeal At The Federal Court, Aftermath, Popular Culture

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