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Geoghan Killed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An autopsy is being performed on disgraced Boston priest John Geoghan, who was killed in prison while serving time for child molestation.

Geoghan was allegedly strangled and beaten Saturday by fellow inmate Joseph Druce, who is serving a life term for killing a man 15 years ago. Authorities say Druce will be charged with murder.

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney met with his public safety secretary today to discuss Geoghan's murder, but no word on whether he plans to call for an independent investigation. Geoghan was in protective custody when he was killed.

Geoghan molested nearly 150 boys over three decades and became a catalyst for the clergy sex abuse scandal that shook the foundations of the Roman Catholic church.

Geoghan was serving a nine, to 10-year sentence for assault and battery on a 10-year-old boy.


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