Men exonerated in Central Park jogger case speak

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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 4:42 PM
Men exonerated in Central Park jogger case speak

NEW YORK (AP) — Three of the five men wrongly convicted in the brutal 1989 attack on a Central Park jogger say a $40 million settlement can't give them back what they lost.

Kevin Richardson broke down in tears Friday as talked about being called "an animal." He said it still hurts.

Richardson was joined at a City Hall press conference Friday by Raymond Santana and Yusef Salem. Santana said the men suffered "unbelievable" injustice.

The city has approved the tentative settlement. It still requires a judge's approval.

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The black and Hispanic defendants were convicted as teenagers in the rape and assault of a white investment banker.

They served six to 13 years in prison. Their convictions were thrown out because of evidence that someone else, acting alone, committed the crime.