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I was only seven years old when this took place and I remember vividly the graphic details of what happened that night in Central Park, 1989.
In a nutshell, a young female jogger was on her nightly routine when she was viciously raped and beaten in to a coma. She was pronounced dead on the scene and the case was initially treated as a homicide, though she eventually recovered. That same night, a large group of teenagers were terrorizing Central Park; beating homeless people and assaulting other joggers. Members of the gang were arrested and tried for the rape and beating of the female jogger. They were sentenced to 15 years.
In 2003, as the jogger released her autobiographical account of what took place and her successive recovery, new evidence came to light that exonerated the young men who were tried for the assault.
It's a disturbing display of pure evil; both in the human psyche and in the American judicial system.
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