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Crime History: Convicted murderer Willie Horton rapes Maryland woman

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On this day, April 3, in 1987, convicted murderer Willie Horton raped a Prince George's County woman and beat and tied up her boyfriend after escaping from prison while out on a weekend pass. Horton became a major issue during the 1988 presidential race. Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee, supported the furlough program as Massachusetts governor that put Horton on the streets. Horton...

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