Attacker struck when guard was distracted

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Defrocked priest John J. Geoghan was bound, gagged, strangled, and stomped by a fellow inmate who followed the notorious child molester into a cell Saturday afternoon while one prison guard was distracted with other prisoners and another officer was temporarily away from the area, according to correctional officer union officials. The fellow inmate, Joseph L. Druce, then jumped from Geoghan's bed onto Geoghan's chest at least twice, the officials said.

source: Article 'Geoghan was tied, beaten, officials say - Attacker struck when guard was distracted' by Thomas Farragher & Sean P. Murphy; www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories5/082503_geoghan.htm; Boston Globe; 25 August 2003