Saturday, April 4

Central Park jogger case

Wikipedia - "The Central Park jogger case concerned the violent assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili, a female jogger, and attacks on others in New York City's Central Park, on April 19, 1989. The attack on the female jogger left her in a coma for 12 days. Meili was a 28-year-old investment banker at the time, weighing under 100 pounds. The attacks were, according to The New York Times, 'one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s.' Five juvenile males—four black and one of Hispanic descent—were tried, variously, for assault, robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder. They were convicted of most charges by juries in two separate trials in 1990, and received sentences ranging from 5–10 to 5–15 years. Four of the convictions were appealed; they were affirmed by appellate courts. The defendants spent between six and thirteen years in prison. In 2002, Matias Reyes, a Hispanic male who had been a juvenile at the time of the attack, confessed to raping the jogger, and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in Meili's rape."
W - The Central Park Five
PBS: The Central Park Five
Central Park Revisited
CNN: Judge approves $41M settlement in Central Park jogger case (Video)
YouTube: The Central Park Five Official Trailer #1 (2012)