Central Park Jogger Case: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Three defendants in the notorious Central Park Jogger case are convicted of rape but not attempted murder

Jurors on the case of three black youths charged with raping and beating the young woman known as the Central Park Jogger had spun the deliberations out for 10 days. It was enough to make the prosecution fret about the outcome of its trial in what prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer called "one of the most vicious and brutal crimes in the history of New York." And enough to inspire a futile defense motion for a mistrial on the ground that jurors as fatigued as these could not arrive at a fair verdict. Coming after a two-month-long trial conducted in Manhattan amid sputtering...