WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED US BOXER ‘HURRICANE’ CARTER DIES

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OTTAWA: Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday (Monday in Manila) at the age of 76, at his home in Toronto, the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted confirmed. Carter was convicted twice and imprisoned for 19 years before he was exonerated in 1985. US and Canadian media reported that Carter had been battling prostate cancer. Carter was a middleweight contender before he was convicted in the 1966 murders of three people who were shot and killed at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey.

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