Men exonerated in Central Park case speak out

Manhattan and Central Park seen from the "Top of the Rock" observation deck at Rockefeller Center on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (File) (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
Manhattan and Central Park seen from the "Top of the Rock" observation deck at Rockefeller Center on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (File) (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/27 3:38 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Three of the five men who were wrongly convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger attack said Friday that a $40 million settlement cannot 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 attended a City Hall press conference Friday with Raymond Santana and Yusef Salem.

Santana said the men suffered "unbelievable" injustice.

The city has approved a tentative settlement of about $40 million. It now requires a judge's approval.

The black and Hispanic defendants were convicted as teenagers in the attack on 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.

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