Top Woman Supporter Says Carter
N.J., June 8, 1976 (UPI) -- A woman who was instrumental in the
movement to win Rubin "Hurricane" Carter a new trial
charged from her hospital bed Monday she was beaten by the former
boxer at a Maryland Hotel. Carter said he story was "false."
Read the clipping.
Carter Brutally Attacked Woman,
Followup: A Grand Jury issued no indictments in this "he
said-she said" case.
SEE THE LAWSUIT Kelley filed against Carter over this incident on
Sept. 16, 1976. Click here. (Case
ended due to lack of prosecution.)
UPDATE 2/4/00: Kelley talks to Newark Star-Ledger columnist Paul
Mulshine about the beating incident & lots more. Read
EXCLUSIVE: Carter Bodyguard's Statement "Mrs.
Kelley was semi-conscious and emitting sounds of pain and moaning"
The Violent Side
of Rubin Carter
Paul Mulshine's powerful article on Carolyn Kelley's beating
and the violent nature of Rubin Carter, including a recent interview
with Kelley. She was one of Carter's top black supporters until
April of 1976, when Carter beat her in a motel room, Mulshine
reports. After that, Carter's celebrity support disappeared.
"If he could do that to me, a woman who was no threat to
him, then he has erased in my mind any doubt that he could kill
three or four innocent people," Kelley says. Another excellent
job by the Star-Ledger columnist. Full
Saturday Evening Post interview:
CARTER IGNORES HIS JAILED SON
Note: Carter's son has since been set free
-- bailed out by a Carter emissary after this story hit the papers.
This report is included because of what it reveals about Carter
and his relationship -- if you can call it that -- with his family.
Startling 1964 interview:
Carter: "If you mess with me, I'm going to try
to kill you"
Rubin Carter talks about shooting people in this amazing article,
which appeared in one of America's most respected magazines,
The Saturday Evening Post. Carter says the article ignited a
campaign of police harassment against him, but
see for yourself what the article reveals about Carter.
IS A SUBSTANTIAL THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY"
A fascinating and disturbing 20-page
rundown of Carter's juvenile, military, criminal and psychiatric
records filed by the Prosecutor's Office in 1985. Complete text.
Carter in Custody, 1964
Rubin Carter is led through
Paterson Police headquarters after being arrested for assault
on Oct. 24, 1964. The
complaint was filed by the owner of the Kit-Kat bar. Although
people say Carter could not have committed murder because he
was such a famous, well-to-do boxer with so much to lose, this
arrest occurred just two months before his big championship fight
against Joey Giardello. That was just three months after another
assault arrest and six months before a disorderly persons arrest.
April 26, 1965 (1
year before the murders):
"Boxer Faces Two New Charges
news story. -- Click for blowup.
Disorderly conduct case
follows 2 assault cases
the Herald-News story