Central Park Five Seek Conversation With Woman Who Could Help Settle Long-Standing NYC Lawsuit

Central Park Five Seek Conversation With Woman Who Could Help Settle Long-Standing NYC Lawsuit

November 13, 2013

Central Park Five Seek Conversation With Woman Who Could Help Settle Long-Standing NYC Lawsuit

                                                                                    Posted: 11/13/2013  4:42 pm EST  |  Updated: 11/13/201

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Raymond Santana, right, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam, left, attend a rally at Foley Square Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

They spent more than 13 years in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. Since then, the Central Park Five, as the five men are known, have spent another 10 years waiting for the city of New York to settle a $250 million lawsuit they filed a year after their exoneration in 2002. Now, with a new hearing–and a new mayor–the men have new hope that their long wait might be over.

In a hearing in federal court on Tuesday, lawyers for the five men asked a judge to contact a woman who was earlier attacked by the same man who committed the crime they were accused of. …

The attorneys are seeking a conversation with the unnamed woman who was assaulted by Matias Reyes, the man whose DNA and confession later led to the Central Park Five’s exoneration. The incident took place on April 17, 1989, just two days before the infamous attack for which the Central Park Five served time, but it received much less publicity. However, the group’s lawyers say the woman could help them determine why authorities didn’t charge Reyes earlier…

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