January 26, 2006

Pedophile priest's killer found guilty


Denise Lavoie
Associated Press
Jan. 26, 2006 12:00 AM

WORCESTER, Mass. - Joseph Druce's conviction Wednesday for murdering pedophile priest John Geoghan effectively added nothing to the life sentence he was already serving. So he could afford to be a little gracious after the verdict was read.

His insanity claims rejected, Druce looked up at the jurors and said quietly, "It's all right. Good job." As they walked out, he added, "No hard feelings."

At sentencing later, Druce indicated that he still considered his crime, strangling a fellow inmate in his own cell with a pair of stretched-out socks, to be not only the act of a hero but one inspired by God. advertisement

"These pedophiles need to be stopped. That's why I did it," he told Judge Francis Fecteau, who sentenced him to a mandatory term of life without parole.

Posted by kshaw at January 26, 2006 08:28 AM