Benjamin La Guer

Benjamin La Guer

Benjamin LaGuer (born May 1, 1963) is a convicted rapist serving a life sentence in Massachusetts. He has not acknowledged the crime for which he was convicted, claiming innocence. His case achieved prominence in the late 1980s when reporting by John King discovered a juror who said that other members of the all-white-male jury uttered racist slurs before and during deliberations. His case became a flashpoint in the 2006 race for Massachusetts Governor when it was revealed that Deval Patrick, the Democratic candidate, had corresponded with and supported the inmate over a period of several years.

Read more about Benjamin La Guer:  Early Life, Challenges To The Conviction, Response To A DNA Test That Backfired, Political Use of The LaGuer Case in The Massachusetts Governor's Race, Developments Since 2006, Further Reading

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