Cover of: The Central Park Five | Sarah Burns

The Central Park Five

a chronicle of a city wilding

1st ed.

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.15/3209227471
Library of Congress
HV6568.N5 B87 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 240 p. :
Number of pages
240

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25092321M
Internet Archive
centralparkfivec00burn
ISBN 10
0307266141
ISBN 13
9780307266149
LC Control Number
2010039661
OCLC/WorldCat
666878007

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