January 25, 2006

Summary Box: Joseph Druce convicted of murdering pedophile priest


By The Associated Press | January 25, 2006

BIG PICTURE: A jury rejected the insanity defense of prison inmate Joseph Druce and found him guilty of murdering defrocked pedophile priest John Geoghan.

THE MOTIVE: Prosecutors claimed Druce killed Geoghan to become a prison big shot.

COURTROOM THEATER: Druce testified God chose him to kill Geoghan, then told jurors, "No hard feelings," after the verdict was read.

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 05:53 PM