January 09, 2006

Druce trial begins



WORCESTERó Joseph L. Druce, whose trial on murder charges in the 2003 strangulation and beating death of defrocked pedophile priest John J. Geoghan began today in Worcester, sits in court during jury selection.

While jurors were selected, Mr. Druce shuffled paperwork, jotted notes and occasionally turned around to look at those assembled, including some Corrections Officers.

He held this envelope toward members of the press. The third line, which is partially blocked from view, reads "exculpatory." John J. Conte is the District Attorney for Worcester County.

Posted by kshaw at January 9, 2006 05:50 PM