I Am the Central Park Jogger

  1. 'I Am the Central Park Jogger' by Trisha Meili
    Trisha has broken her silence....

    http://www.post-gazette.com/books/re...413jogger4.asp

    Katie Couric Interview:
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/895495.asp
    Book Excerpt:
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/895691.asp
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Chiaramonte
    Thanks for sharing this info...vaguely remember the details...does anyone remember what kind of sentence the perpetrators finally received??
  4. by   Furball
    The teens they arrested, put on trial and sentenced were found not guilty just recently, I believe. Some other man admitted to the crime. What an aw ful case all the way around.

    I saw the interview with Couric....what an amazing lady....she started jogging again...in Central Park 4 months after the attack. Her husband is equally wonderful.
  5. by   2banurse
    I, too, saw the interview with Katie Couric. I still remember when it first happened, and hearing the details even more were just too horrible to imagine.

    I personally feel that while the "teens" may not have actually done the rape, they were part of this horrible action. There were videotapes that stated that they did it, and it did not look like it was forced out of them.

    I am just amazed at how her battered body came back from near death.

    Kris
  6. by   sanakruz
    Those innocent young men spent 6 years in jail, if I'm not mistaken.

    Someone else confessed.No they did not do it. They were wrongly accused and wrongly found guilty. Yeesh!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    her book is due out very soon.
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by 2banurse
    I, too, saw the interview with Katie Couric. I still remember when it first happened, and hearing the details even more were just too horrible to imagine.

    I personally feel that while the "teens" may not have actually done the rape, they were part of this horrible action. There were videotapes that stated that they did it, and it did not look like it was forced out of them.

    I am just amazed at how her battered body came back from near death.

    Kris

    *shaking my head in pity*
  9. by   -jt
    <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".


    PS
    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
  10. by   boggle
    Trisha Meili was interviewed on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm show Tuesday morning 4/22/03. It was very interesting. I know you can access the show on line to hear or read the transcript- go to www.npr.org and follow link to the show.

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