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Author Burns, Sarah, 1982-

Title The Central Park Five : a chronicle of a city wilding / Sarah Burns

Publ Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2011]
Edition First edition
 Bryant Main Stacks  HV6568.N5 B87 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  HV6568 .N5 B87 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript xi, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
An in-depth account of one of New York City's most notorious crimes. On April 20, 1989, the body of a woman is discovered in Central Park, her skull badly smashed. Within days, five black and Latino teenagers confess to her rape and beating. The ensuing media frenzy and hysterical public reaction is extraordinary. The young men are tried and convicted as adults, despite the fact that the teens quickly recant their inconsistent and inaccurate confessions and that no tests or eyewitness accounts tie any of them to the victim. They serve their complete sentences before another man, serial rapist Matias Reyes, confesses to the crime and is connected to it by DNA testing. Intertwining the stories of these five young men, the police officers, the district attorneys, the victim, and Reyes, author Burns unravels the forces that made both the crime and its prosecution possible.--From publisher description
LC subject Rape victims -- New York (State) -- New York
Violent crimes -- New York (State) -- New York
Judicial error -- New York (State) -- New York
Criminal justice, Administration of -- New York (State) -- New York
ISBN 9780307266149