Apr 15, '03
<innocent young men. They were wrongly accused and wrongly found guilty.>
Theres the opinion among some in this city that this is not exactly accurate. It may or may not be true - many feel they were involved in some way, coming upon her somewhere along the line, but they were released from jail, over the strong objections from the detectives and police dept who feel the investigation was extensive & they had a strong case. Some things in the confessors story dont fit & the details of the ferocity of the attack can make a case pointing to more than just the one confessor being the only attacker. So who really knows? Anyway, the others were released from jail & are now talking lawsuits for "wrongful imprisonment".
only after all the media attention on this case came out was it reported that there had been a string of attacks on female joggers in Central Park that week. Just 2 days before the "CPJ" attack, an hispanic woman was left for dead in a similar attack there. She was a Central Park jogger too - just not an investment banker - so the story of the vicious attack on her did not make the news at all. Too bad - maybe if it had been reported, it could have prevented the same thing from happening to the other central park jogger 2 days later. The same guy confessed to the attacks on both women.
Last edit by -jt on Apr 15, '03