Raymond Santana is an American actor and businessman. He is also known to have served 5 years in prison for being wrongfully convicted in the Central Park rape case. He was a juvenile when he and 4 other people were wrongfully convicted. Recently he is in the limelight for having a relationship which is a mess and will soon file for divorce as his wife has posted several negative comments for him on her social media page.
Raymond was born on 7 September 1974 in the United States of America. His father’s name is Raymond Santana Sr., while his mother’s details are not disclosed. The media has no information about his siblings. Raymond attended Bronx Preparatory High School and completed his schooling there. He also obtained a degree but did not reveal any details about it. The name of his university for his further studies has not yet come in front of the media.
Raymond Santana’s Career
After his release from prison, he started his career as an actor. He was also wrongfully convicted in the Central Park massacre. In 2003, he starred in a documentary called American Justice. Later in 2012 he appeared in documentaries and television series such as The Central Park Five, Charlie Rose and Democracy Now! Feather. The following year he was seen on Piers Morgan Live.
In 2016, he starred alongside Jason Flom in a podcast series documentary called WrongfulBelief. Later in 2019 he appeared in several television series and documentaries such as Today, When They See Us, The Oprah Winfrey, Tour Show, 71st Primetime Emmy Awards and When They See Us: The Criminal System of Injustice. In 2021, he starred in the television series VH1 Couples Retreat.
As a teenager, he was accused and forced to confess to the rape of New York jogger Trisha Ellen Mealy. Along with him were arrested five teenagers Yusef Salam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray and Corey Wise. All were between 14 and 16 years old. On the night of 19 April 1989, Trisha was found unconscious with a fractured skull, body temperature of 84 degrees and 75% of blood shed from her body. When she recovered, she had no memory of the attack.
All the teens were convicted of the attacks in two separate trials. Raymond was tried as a juvenile and convicted of rape and assault and sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Matias Reyes later admitted that this was his work. On December 19, 2002, the Manhattan District Attorney announced that the convictions of the five men had been quashed. Raymond spent five years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Biography of Raymond Santana
|Real Name||Raymond Santana Jr.|
|Date of birth||7 september 1974|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 years|
|birth place||United States of america|
|height||feet in inches – 5′ 10″ – in centimeters – 177 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 81 kg – in pounds – 178 pounds|
|shoe size||10 (USA)|
|eye color||dark brown|
raymond santana family
|father||Raymond Santana Sr.|
Qualification / Education
On June 7, 2020, he married his girlfriend Chandra London Davis or Delicious in Duluth, Georgia. Chandra is a model, singer and the winner of VH1’s Flavor of Love 2 reality show. After dating for a few months, they got engaged in December 2019. As recently as 2022, she posted a now-deleted message on her Instagram account, stating that she married a narcissist who is completely false and deceitful and is finally ready to speak up. Truth.
Though it sounds messy and can’t be together anymore, they recently filed a settlement with the court to settle most of the legal issues between them and also filed for divorce. From his previous marriage to Nekesta Samone Shelton who supported him during his depression days. Together they were blessed with a daughter named Melia Simone. No other details were shared about their relationship.
Raymond Santana net worth
Raymond Santana has earned a lot as an actor and businessman. He has also been invited as a guest on various reality talk shows and podcasts. Along with this, he also earns from his clothing brand. According to the sources, his net worth till date is estimated to be around $5 million. The amount he received from a lawsuit against the state of New York also added to his net worth.
Facts about Raymond Santana
- His father lived in New York.
- The five wrongfully convicted were released and later a civil suit against New York City was filed and received a $41 million settlement in 2014.
- Ronald appeared in the cast of When They See Us Now alongside Oprah Winfrey.
- In 2015, he executive produced Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man.
- Ronald appeared as a guest on the Tour Show podcast series.
- He is also the founder of a clothing line called Park Madison NYC.