Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
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'Hurricane' Carter 'an inspiration' for wrongly convicted

US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders in New Jersey in 1966.

Sports commentator Mike Costello told BBC News that the boxer's legal struggle was an inspiration for those wrongly convicted of crimes.

  • 20 Apr 2014