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Subject: Benjamin LaGuer Paroled

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/05/20 at 5:30 am

Notorious celebrity Massachusetts convicted rapist Benjamin LaGuer has passed away in prison from a reported liver condition.

He had been in prison for the past 37 years for a rape conviction. Back in 1999, he hooked up with some lawyers who demanded that the case evidence be DNA-tested. Bad move... the test showed his DNA at the crime scene. Oops.

Earlier this year he was actually granted a medical release,  but soon found himself back in lockup due to parole violations within a month. Some criminals can’t seem to get out of their own way.

Somewhat of a celebrity convict, he became a complication for governor Deval Patrick, who praised LaGuer as “thoughtful and eloquent”.

From the article..

“ LaGuer’s missteps are clear. Before going to trial, he mixed his saliva with another inmate’s when ordered to provide a sample. He would admit to the tampering. In 1989, from prison, he called the victim, then in a nursing home, pretending to be a priest.‘

One person who never doubted LaGuer’s guilt is Dean J. Mazzarella, the mayor of Leominster. He was a young police officer in 1983 when he was summoned to the Waterways Apartments complex to investigate a reported rape. Mazzarella has maintained that overwhelming evidence pointed to LaGuer’s guilt.

“There was no question in my mind that he was guilty. It was beyond reasonable doubt and way over that,” Mazzarella said Wednesday after learning of LaGuer’s death.

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