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That man was convicted murderer and rapist Matias Reyes. Trisha Meili, a year-old investment banker was raped and assaulted as she went for a jog in Central Park, Manhattan. She was almost beaten to death and was left in a coma for 12 days. What happened in the case of the Central Park 5?
What is happened on the night of 19 April, 1989?
In , Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City finally settled with the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers who were convicted and later exonerated in connection with the rape and brutal assault on a jogger. We have an obligation to do something fair for them, for the whole city to turn the page and move forward. But the settlement remains a decision that Trisha Meili -- the jogger in that horrific attack -- says the city should not have made.
Ever since the May 31 release of Netflix's wildly popular miniseries When They See Us , the real-life story of the so-called "Central Park Five" has shot back into the spotlight. This question is answered by one of the most striking moments in the series: when Korey, after serving more than a decade in prison, crosses paths with convicted murderer and serial rapist Matias Reyes. Seemingly moved by their encounter, Matias goes to the police and confesses to being the true, lone attacker in the Central Park Jogger rape — and DNA confirms his admission. According to his interview with psychologist N. Berrill, Matias Reyes was born in Puerto Rico in