Boxing
 
               === Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 ===
 
 Toronto,  ON (SportsNetwork.com)  - Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died Sunday
 at the age of 76.
 
 Carter,  who  spent 19 years in  jail after being wrongly convicted of murder,
 had been stricken by prostate cancer and died in his Toronto home early Sunday
 morning.
 
 The  New Jersey native was arrested for a triple homicide in 1966 before being
 wrongfully  convicted  for the  crime  twice  in  1967  and 1976.  The  second
 conviction  was  overturned in 1985 after  Carter served nearly two decades in
 prison.
 
 Following  his release,  Carter moved  to  Toronto and  eventually became  the
 executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.
 
 Although  never a world champion, Carter went 27-12-1 with 19 knockouts during
 his career in the ring.
 
 
 04/20 13:29:42 ET

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