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In the court case of Rubin Hurricane Carter that covered from the years of 1966 the year he was convicted to 1988 the year he was proven innocent Rubin was charged with murder on November 30 1966 Carter and Artis are indicted for first-degree murder in the deaths of James Oliver Hazel Tanis and Fred Nauyoks Carter and Artis face the death penalty if convicted April to May 1967 After a 31-day trial an all-white jury convicts Carter and Artis of first-degree murder The jury recommends life sentences Rubin spent the next 30 years of his life in prison as an innocent man due to the lack of equality Rubin was denied his rights and treated like a murder He was forced to live the life of a guilty man he was always seen as guilty till proven innocent and not innocent until proven guilty Carter was portrayed as a murder just because of something none of us can control He was black Many events from the night of June 16 1966 do not and havent ever made sense Even 34 years later a number of mysteries unanswered questions and contradictions of the Carter murder trials are yet un answered Within hours of the shootings police suspected a third man who flunked a lie detector test and later refused to cooperate in the investigation citing his constitutional rights against self-incrimination His role has never been fully resolved While consistently denying any link to the killings Rubin Hurricane Carter and John Artis nevertheless told wildly inconsistent versions of their whereabouts that night and say police and others encouraged friends to concoct false alibis Whats the truth Carter and Artis have never offered a full explanation Police bungled a series of key steps early in the investigation such as not taking fingerprints at the
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