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Boxer Rubin Carter dies at 76

  • Former middleweight champion Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died at the age of 76 due to prostate cancer. He was convicted in a racially charged murder and served 19 years behind bars. 

    "I wouldn't give up," he said three years ago. "No matter that they sentenced me to three life terms in prison. I wouldn't give up. Just because a jury of 12 misinformed people...found me guilty did not make me guilty. And because I was not guilty, I refused to act like a guilty person."

    The former boxer was living in Toronto at the time of his death. 

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/sports/rubin-hurricane-carter-fearsome-boxer-dies-at-76.html

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