|Kitty Genovese - a victim of a murder that shocked the nation and the world (Photo: Witness documentary)
|The New York Times did an investigation that was sensational--and wrong.
|The late Winston Moseley - he stalked, mutilated, raped and murdered women, including Kitty Genovese.
|Winston Moseley in a prison photo. He died earlier this year.
|William Genovese-murder victim's brother spent 10 years pursing the truth about the killing. He found the media-fueled legend of his sister's death was false and riddled with inaccuracies. (Photo: Wtiness documentary.)
- Like the Kitty Genovese case, the legend of White Boy Rick is false.
- Like the Kitty Genovese case, the police in the Rick Wershe case didn't get the facts straight.
- Like the Kitty Genovese case, the Detroit news media swallowed the police line about White Boy Rick whole without doing any fact checking.
- Like the neighbors in the Kitty Genovese case, Rick Wershe was smeared by sloppy police work and sloppy reporting.
- Like the Kitty Genovese case, the tale of White Boy Rick quickly became an urban crime legend.
- Like the Kitty Genovese case, it has taken years to expose the truth about White Boy Rick.
They are very different stories but both are modern tragedies. The ordeal of Kitty Genovese is over. The ordeal of Richard Wershe, Jr. continues.