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Inmate says arrogant Geoghan angered him
modbee ^ | 1-23-06

Posted on 01/23/2006 4:57:03 PM PST by LouAvul

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The inmate who strangled child-molesting priest John Geoghan behind bars testified Monday that he resolved to kill the clergyman after Geoghan arrogantly brushed off criticism that he had "destroyed all kinds of lives."

Joseph Druce took the stand for a second day at his trial for killing Geoghan, who was serving time for groping a 10-year-old boy and had been accused of molesting 150 other children.

Druce, 40, said that in the weeks before the slaying, he twice confronted Geoghan about molesting children. Instead of denying the accusations, Geoghan was "arrogant" and said he was worth far more than the millions the Boston Archdiocese had paid to settle lawsuits against him, Druce testified.

"I was just, like, 'That's it. That's it. I've got to stop this,'" Druce said. "I couldn't get it out of my head."

After Geoghan was dead, Druce said, he felt relief: "It had been done. It was over ... I had peace of mind."

Druce, who is already serving a life sentence for another killing, is using an insanity defense, arguing that his own molestation as a child and years in prison had filled him with rage.

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KEYWORDS: abusivepriests; druce; geoghan; homosexualpriests; oz

1 posted on 01/23/2006 4:57:03 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Goeghan angered a lot of people. He doesn't anger people any more. Problem solved.


2 posted on 01/23/2006 4:57:54 PM PST by putupjob
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To: LouAvul

"....and said he was worth far more than the millions the Boston Archdiocese had paid to settle lawsuits against him,"

This is so pathetic on so many levels... it leaves one speechless. Its between him and God now.


3 posted on 01/23/2006 5:02:07 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Integrityrocks
and said he was worth far more than the millions the Boston Archdiocese had paid to settle lawsuits against him,

Well, we've got the word of a murderer that he said it.

4 posted on 01/23/2006 5:05:54 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: LouAvul

Does this fall in the category of misdemeanor homicide?


5 posted on 01/23/2006 5:06:43 PM PST by cannonball
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To: Integrityrocks

"Its between him and God now."

I think that parts over also.

Now he's working out with a different partner.


6 posted on 01/23/2006 5:10:11 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: cannonball

"Does this fall in the category of misdemeanor homicide?"

If he didn't put the stiff in the trash can, it was littering.


7 posted on 01/23/2006 5:11:49 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Tagline deleted at request of moderator.)
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To: cannonball

If convicted Druce should be sentenced to perform community service, which he has completed.


8 posted on 01/23/2006 5:13:28 PM PST by omega4412 (Multiculturalism kills)
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To: putupjob

Same thing with Jeffery Dahmer. A righteous inmate with access to a set of barbells took justice into his own hands and caved poor Jeffery's head in and sent him to the great beyond. Wisconsin doesn't have a death penalty, but putting the dirt-bags in the general population sometimes has its own rewards.


9 posted on 01/23/2006 5:19:22 PM PST by Lacroix
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Littering? now that is serious.


10 posted on 01/23/2006 5:19:25 PM PST by cannonball
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To: LouAvul

Geoghan may have been suicidal or maybe just stupid. But he must have had some idea that prison was not a place to act arrogant.


11 posted on 01/23/2006 5:21:47 PM PST by n230099 (Humans are the only animals that can deserve to die.)
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To: Graybeard58
and said he was worth far more than the millions the Boston Archdiocese had paid to settle lawsuits against him,

Well, we've got the word of a murderer that he said it.

He had a quite smug and unrepentant expression when I had seen him on the news a few times. it does seem to fit.

Not that it matters much, since Old Mister Devil has had him bent over a fence looking into the Pitch for some time now.....

12 posted on 01/23/2006 5:25:29 PM PST by Gorzaloon
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To: n230099
Geoghan may have been suicidal or maybe just stupid. But he must have had some idea that prison was not a place to act arrogant.

It sounds like Geoghan was both arrogant and stupid.

13 posted on 01/23/2006 5:28:38 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Lacroix

Rough justice is better than no justice..


14 posted on 01/23/2006 5:33:11 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: n230099
But he must have had some idea that prison was not a place to act arrogant.

The POS was arrogant enough to molest 150 kids in the house of God! What's a prison compared to that monstrous act?!

15 posted on 01/23/2006 5:35:14 PM PST by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: LouAvul

I don't condone jailhouse murders, but it's hard to imagine a less innocent victim.

Maybe it'll send a message to other men who are having thoughts of behaving the same way.


16 posted on 01/23/2006 5:44:46 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: cannonball
Does this fall in the category of misdemeanor homicide?

Pesticide?

17 posted on 01/23/2006 5:45:44 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Or a less guilty killer


18 posted on 01/23/2006 5:50:28 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: LouAvul

19 posted on 01/23/2006 5:52:05 PM PST by Clemenza (Divot: "You're Meshugah!" Bakshi: "I'm NOT Your Sugar!")
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To: LouAvul

Give him a medal, a public "thank you", a steak dinner, and a noose.


20 posted on 01/23/2006 6:38:19 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: LouAvul

JG has finally met a peer on common ground.


21 posted on 01/23/2006 7:14:34 PM PST by Treader (Hillary's dark smile is reminiscent of Stalin's inhuman grin...)
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To: LouAvul; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; goldenstategirl; ...

+


22 posted on 01/23/2006 7:16:05 PM PST by narses (St Thomas says “lex injusta non obligat”)
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To: Lacroix

I thought Dahmer was beaten to death with a broom handle.


23 posted on 01/23/2006 7:49:14 PM PST by The Coopster
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To: The Coopster

Christopher Scarver (1969) is a convicted American murderer who while in prison killed Jeffrey Dahmer and Jesse Anderson while working with them for what he called the work of God. Many believe this was racially related.

On November 28th 1994, Scarver was serving a sentence for 2 counts of first-degree murder at the age of 25, and was labeled schizophrenic and delusional. Scarver was paired up with Jeffery Dahmer and Jesse Anderson for work detail which included the cleaning of a bathroom. During that time he beat both men with what is sometimes described as a broom handle and others a metal bar. When he returned to his cell early a guard asked him why he wasn't still working. He explained "God told me to do it. You will hear about it on the 6 o'clock news. Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer are dead". During that time two guards found the bodies of Dahmer and Anderson. Dahmer was pronounced dead at 9:11 AM, Anderson died from his injuries two days later.

Although Scarver maintained that he was provoked by God it is widely believe that he killed both for racial reasons. Scarver, a black man, is thought to have killed the two because most of Dahmer's 17 victims were black and Anderson blamed the murder he committed against his wife on two arbitrary black men in a fabricated story.

Death metal band Macabre made an eponymous song about Scarver for their concept album Dahmer.


24 posted on 01/23/2006 8:46:23 PM PST by the_daug
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To: the_daug

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Scarver


25 posted on 01/23/2006 8:47:19 PM PST by the_daug
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To: LouAvul

Joseph Druce

John Geoghan

26 posted on 01/23/2006 9:06:19 PM PST by the_daug
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To: LouAvul
This is socialist wing-nut Massachusetts' version of Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment should be the law for murder and habitual sexual offenders.

Kill 'em both and let God sort 'em out.

27 posted on 01/23/2006 9:59:46 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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