November 28, 2005

Jury selection in Geoghan slaying scheduled to begin


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the trial of Joseph Druce, the state prison inmate charged with the murder of defrocked pedophile priest John Geoghan (GAY’-ghen).

Investigators have said that Druce made a detailed confession after Geoghan was found strangled and beaten in his cell at Souza-Baranowski prison in Shirley in August 2003.

The 68-year-old ex-priest was serving a sentence for sexually abusing a ten-year-old boy. He was one of the key figures in the clergy sex abuse scandal that rocked the Boston archdiocese.

Posted by kshaw at November 28, 2005 12:21 PM