Mae Thelma is the wife of Rubin Carter: Mae Thelma’s husband Rubin Carter was an American middleweight boxer of all time, his aggressive style and punching power (resulting in many early-round knockouts) drew attention, establishing him as a crowd favorite.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, one of the most popular middleweight fighters of all time, died, prompting many to post condolence notes on social media and online forums. Carter leaves behind an estate valued at over $500,000, which is expected to belong to his family, which includes two sisters and two children, Theodora and Raheem.
Carter was born on May 6, 1937, in Clifton, New Jersey, and began his boxing career in 1961. Throughout his career, he won 27 fights, 19 by knockout, and drew one. Carter did lose 12 times in his career, including a close bout for the middleweight championship against Joey Giardello in 1964.
Carter’s career, however, was cut short when he was framed in a triple homicide case in which victims Hazel Tanis, Fred Nauyoks, and James Oliver died as a result of gunshot wounds. The deaths occurred in 1966 at the LaFayette Bar and Grill in New Jersey. Despite having an alibi and prosecutors establishing no motivation for Carter to commit the crime, Carter was convicted in the case.
He won an appeal and was temporarily released, only to be convicted again when new prosecutors brought up an old hypothesis about why Carter might have done the murders. Carter was imprisoned for 19 years until being released after a court overturned the conviction due to major flaws with the prosecution’s conduct, as well as important facts pointing to Carter’s innocence being omitted from the earlier trial.
Carter’s wrongful imprisonment prompted famed folk singer Bob Dylan to write the 1975 hit “Hurricane.” Dylan’s song described the racial tensions Carter encountered after being unfairly imprisoned. Carter was finally let out of prison in 1985.
Mae Thelma and Robin Carter’s marriage life
Mae Thelma Carter and Robin Carter married in 1963 and were blessed with two children, Theodora Carter and Raheem Carte. In 1984, Mae Thelma and Robin divorced. After their divorce, Robin Carter married his second wife, Lisa Peters, but they eventually divorced. In 2011, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died of the condition on April 20, 2014, at the age of 76, in Toronto.
Mae Thelma and Robin Carter were blessed with two children, named, Theodora Carter, and Raheem Carte