January 25, 2006

Accused killer of child-molesting priest returns to court with black eye


WORCESTER, Mass. The prison inmate charged with strangling a child-molesting priest has returned to court today with a black eye.

His lawyer says Joseph Druce was beaten yesterday in his cell at the Massachusetts state prison, and he's asking the judge to investigate.

Druce told his lawyer that a man wearing pants from a state Department of Correction uniform hit him on the side of the head and punched him in the eye.

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 12:23 PM