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Two More Teen-agers Sentenced in Attack on Central Park Jogger

January 10, 1991

NEW YORK (AP) _ A judge has ordered prison terms for two more teen-agers convicted in the near-fatal rape and beating of a Central Park jogger in 1989.

Acting state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Galligan on Wednesday called the acts ″cowardly, mindless, mob-induced madness″ as he sentenced 16-year-old Kevin Richardson, to serve five to 10 years, the maximum for a juvenile offender in New York. Richardson was 14 at the time of the attack.

Galligan sentenced 18-year-old Kharey Wise to five to 15 years.

As sentencing ended, spectators seated behind the defendants stood and chanted, ″Freedom or death - we will win 3/8″

Raheem Howard, 20, held a sign for the judge to see that read: ″We know where you live.″ He was ordered to serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court.

Richardson was convicted of attempted murder, rape, sodomy and other charges. Wise was convicted of first-degree assault, sexual abuse and riot.

Their trial was the second of three in the case. Three 16-year-olds were convicted of rape and assault at the first trial and sentenced to five to 10 years. Steven Lopez, 16, faces trial in February.

The 30-year-old jogger was attacked as she made her nightly run through the park. She was found near death by two passersby, but made what doctors called a miracle recovery and has testified at both trials.

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