(NEW YORK, NY) — Korey Wise, known as one of the Central Park Five was wrongfully convicted of assault and rape of a woman in 1989. Wise who had accompanied his friend, another wrongfully convicted teen, was taken into questioning. Linda Fairstein head of the crimes unit coerced Wise into submitting a false confession, none of the details he gave matches the crime and there was no solid evidence to prove it.
Eventually, all five of the teenage boys, including Korey Wise, were found guilty on charges of rape and assault. Wise the oldest of the boys was sentenced to 15 years in adult prison, unlike the rest who were sentenced 5 to 10 years in a youth correctional facility. While in prison Korey had met Matias Reyes a serial rapist and murder who had confessed that he was the one who had committed the crime in the Central Park Jogger Case. After a DNA test and in-depth knowledge was given by Matias, Korey Wise was released from prison in 2002 after serving 12 years.
After the boys were released from prison three of them filed a lawsuit against New York, after a decade long, a lawsuit was settled for $41 million, Wise received the largest portion which was $12.2 million. Today Wise still remains in New York City and is a criminal justice reform advocate and public speaker.
After several long years, Korey’s hard work paid off and has recently bought a luxury condo in Harlem for $925,000. The condo is 803 square feet, includes one-bedroom, one-bathroom, and oversized windows. Also included in the condo is a washer/ dryer and open kitchen, the open kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, porcelain tiles, and white lacquer cabinets. The marble bathroom is finished with a wood-look porcelain flooring, dual vanities, and polished chrome faucets. The building itself offers furnished rooftops with panoramic views of Morningside Park, Central Park, and Midtown Skyline.
The surrounding Harlem area included historic landmarks such as the Apollo Theater and well-known restaurants such as Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, Maison Harlem, and in the near vicinity of designer Dapper Dan’s Gucci studio.