Rubin Carter

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Baby Birthday Rubin was born in Clifton, New Jersey
Knife great escape Rubin Carter attacked a man with a boy scout knife at the age of twelve and was sent to Jamesburg State Home for Boys. he then escaped before his six year term was up and ran to join the army
Army out of the army Carter was discharged from the Army on May 29, 1956
Boxing Start of Boxing Career In 1957, Carter was arrestedagain , this time for purse snatching; he spent four years in Trenton State. once he was released, he channeled his anger, into his boxing and he turned pro in 1961
Gun the triple homicide at approximately 2:30 a.m., two armed African-American men entered the Lafayette Bar & Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. opened fired, instantly killing the bartender and a patron. Another patron died later from gunshot wounds. A third customer survived but was partially blinded after being shot in the head. police arrested Carter and John Artis.
Kill Arrested October 1966 when he was arrested for the June 17th triple murder of three patrons at the Lafayette Bar & Grill in Paterson
Prison convicted of murder Carter was convicted of triple murder and sentenced to three consecutive life prison terms. by the US district court
Gavel supreme court of New Jersey the court it was in The case went to the Supreme Court of New Jersey numerous times. Carter and Artis were convicted and sentenced to life, the Court affirmed the convictions in 1969, in a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Weintraub
Book Published He read and studied extensively, and in 1974 published his autobiography, The 16th Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
Lier Testimony repealed In late 1974, Bello and Bradley repealed their testimony, admitting that they had lied in order to receive sympathetic treatment from the police.
Supreme court seal supreme court after, defendants tried to get a new trial. When it reached the Supreme Court, the Court vacated the convictions and granted a new trial. State v. Carter, 69 N.J. 420 (1976). held that the State had knowingly allowed two witnesses to testify falsely, and that no promises, except protection, had been made to them.
Friend Friends on the outside

starting in 1980, Carter developed a friendship with a teenager from a Brooklyn ghetto named Lesra Martin, who had read his autobiography and sent a letter to him. The teenager was living with a group of Canadians. soon Martin's benefactors, most notably Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, and Lisa Peters, developed a relationship with Carter and started to work for his release.
Court gavle supreme court convictions in 1982, the Court affirmed the convictions by a 4-3 vote. State v. Carter, 91 N.J. 86 (1982).
Appeal appeal at federal court Appeal at the federal court, Three years later, Carter's attorneys filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. In 1985, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey agreed to his appeal
Drop charges dropped In 1988, the Passaic, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office dropped all charges against Carter.