Geoghan’s Murder Means Molestation Conviction Will Be Dismissed

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2003/08/27/geoghans_death_voids_conviction_prosecutors_say/ John Geoghan's conviction for molesting a 10-year-old boy will be erased becuase the former priest died while appealing the case, the Boston Globe reports. Case law dictates that the court where Geoghan was tried will be ordered to invalidate his 2002 conviction, said Emily LaGrassa, spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney's office. "The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that if a defendant dies while his appeal is pending, the indictments . . .

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