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Central Park 5
6 months ago
Trisha Ellen Meili is attacked in Central Park
Police arrest the boys are threatened and beaten into confessing.
Trial begins against three of the suspects, Salaam, McCray and Santana.
Saalm admits to being in the park on the night of the attack along with about 50 other wayward youngsters
Teens Salaam, McCray and Santana are sentenced to the maximum 5-15 years in a jail
The trial against Richardson and Wise begins. He says officers forced him to smear the victim’s blood on his clothes.
Jurors find Richardson and Wise guilty. All convictions are upheld at appeal.
McCray, Salaam, Richardson, Santana, and Wise were all released from1996-2002
Convicted rapist and murderer Matia Reyes admits to attacking Meili back when he was 17.
The five convictions against the Central Park 5 are tossed.
The wrongfully convicted men of the Central Park 5 file a $250 million civil lawsuit against the City of New York.
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