January 25, 2006

Man guilty of abuse priest murder

BBC News

A US prison inmate has been convicted of murdering a former priest at the heart of a sex abuse scandal in Boston.

Joseph Druce killed defrocked clergyman John Geoghan in August 2003 while they were held in a Massachusetts prison.

Druce, 40 and already serving life for another murder, had admitted strangling Geoghan, saying he wanted to avenge children who had been sexually abused.

The jury in Massachusetts rejected his defence of insanity, finding him guilty of first-degree murder.

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 10:23 PM