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Beyond Five: Steven Lopez’s exoneration expands scope of Central Park Jogger case

Last week, a sixth, “forgotten” co-defendant wrongfully indicted for the 1989 rape and assault of white jogger Patricia “Trisha” Meili was exonerated for convictions stemming from the infamous case. But Steven Lopez’s vindication isn’t just as simple as the Central Park Five+1, but rather an example of the far-reaching consequences of a three-decade old story that continues to develop even today.