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.
Locked away for killing her 3-year-old son, a crime she says she didn’t commit, Kristine Bunch spent 16 years in prison fighting to prove her innocence. In 2012, the gavel finally fell in her favor. But true justice has yet to arrive.