In the aftermath of the former heavyweight champ’s conviction, a legal expert and courtroom observer wrote a book that provided a blow-by-blow breakdown of the proceedings, excerpted in Indianapolis Monthly in 1992.
On February 10, 1992, an Indianapolis jury found Mike Tyson guilty of raping Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington. The case landed the city in the media spotlight, sparked debate over race and sex, and shaped the celebrity-trial era. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the verdict, insiders recount how a boxer’s fight for his freedom ended in a unanimous decision.
Don Huckstep thought he’d found true love in his small hometown of Fowler, Indiana. But when Teri Deneka mysteriously vanished from his life, the disappearance foreshadowed a bizarre—and grisly—series of discoveries that left Huckstep, police, and another man’s family with more questions than answers.
Last summer, Chris Carlson left Indianapolis with his three grandsons for a male-bonding adventure in the Grand Canyon, a hike that would land him in prison for child abuse. Many called him a monster. But is it possible he just didn’t know any better?
As leader of the Indianapolis Black Panther Militia in the 1990s, Mmoja Ajabu bred hate and anger in the name of social justice. When his son was convicted in a horrific murder, he incurred the wrath of the entire city. Now, Ajabu returns to prominence.