The man who Bob Dylan wrote about
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was an American middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder and later freed via a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison.
In 1966, police arrested both Carter and friend John Artis for a triple-homicide in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter’s car and brought him and Artis, also in the car, to the scene of the crime. There was little physical evidence. Police took no fingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter or Artis as the shooters. Carter and Artis were tried and convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time.
In March 2012, while attending the International Justice Conference in Burswood, Western Australia, Carter revealed that he had terminal prostate cancer. At the time, doctors gave him between three and six months to live. Beginning shortly after that time, John Artis lived with and cared for Carter, and on April 20, 2014, he confirmed that Carter had succumbed to his illness.
12 rounds at Gaslamp
Want to keep up? Like our stuff? Follow us: we Blog, Twit, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. Did you hear of something cool before we did? Let us know! Feel free to comment, share, retweet and please, disagree if you must. Welcome to Gaslamp! A modern style drinking establishment with a delicately designed infusion of contemporary, elegant, sleek and casual. We have the best happy hour in Denver, come and see it for yourself!