WORCESTER, MASS. – Jurors saw dramatic video Thursday of prison guards frantically trying to open the cell door of John Geoghan, then dragging another inmate out after he strangled the child-molesting former priest.
Geoghan, 68 when he died in August 2003, was serving a nine- to 10-year sentence for groping a 10-year-old boy but had been accused in lawsuits of molesting 150 youngsters.
Prison justice is often the quickest and most ruthless. This seems to be a nice statement on the value of even the worst of criminals. Mr. Druce deserves a footnote in the history books right next to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Scarver fellow who took care of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dahmer Jeffery Dallmer.
” ‘I killed the child molester. He won’t touch any more kids,’ ” Hammond said Druce boasted.
Incidents like this, while not exactly judicially sound, should serve as a fine warning for potential child-molesters everywhere. Justice served, problem solved.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/13/AR2006011301004.html Addendum: “Geoghan Slay Suspect Saw Himself As Savior”
WORCESTER, Mass. — The inmate on trial for strangling a child-molesting defrocked priest, John Geoghan, considered himself a savior of abused youngsters, an investigator testified Friday.