Former American boxer Rubin ’Hurricane’ Carter dies in Toronto

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TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former American boxer who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, has died at his home in Toronto.

He was 76.

His longtime friend and co-accused John Artis says Carter died in his sleep Sunday morning after a battle with prostate cancer.

Carter was convicted along with Artis of murdering three people in a New Jersey bar in 1966.

Their convictions were overturned in 1975, but both were found guilty a second time in 1976.

After serving 19 years, Carter was freed in 1985 when a federal judge overturned the second convictions.



Geographic location: Toronto, Toronto.He, New Jersey

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