web analytics
March 1, 2015 / 10 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Free after Wrong Conviction for Killing Rabbi, Gets Heart Attack

The trauma of being wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 23 years had ruined Ranta's health.
David Ranta after his release Thursday.

David Ranta after his release Thursday.

One day after his release from prison on a wrongful conviction, David Ranta suffered a heart attack, CNN reported.

Ranta was freed from prison Thursday after serving 23 years of a 37.5 year sentence for the murder of Brooklyn Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger in 1990, during a botched jewelry heist. Ranta was convicted of the killing despite his protests of innocence.

Attormey Pierre Sussman said that Ranta, his client, has been stabilized and is being treated in cardiac intensive care at a metropolitan hospital.

Ranta left a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday after a judge said he was free to go. On the way out he told reporters that the sensation of walking freely out of the courthouse was “overwhelming.”

“I said from the beginning,” Ranta said. “I had nothing to do with this case.” When asked what he was going to do next, he responded, “Get the hell out of here.”

In 2011, an eyewitness came forward to say he had been coached to pick Ranta out of a lineup.

An investigation by the Conviction Integrity Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office found that Ranta’s case had been mishandled by police.

During the hearing, Judge Miriam Cyrulnik apologized to Ranta for what he had endured.

Sussman said that the trauma of being wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 23 years had ruined Ranta’s health.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Free after Wrong Conviction for Killing Rabbi, Gets Heart Attack”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall ahead of his speech next week at the US Congress.
Netanyahu Visits Western Wall before Leaving for US
Latest News Stories
One homeowner's "art" in Sacramento, California.

Free speech is cherished, but hate displays on Sacramento home quite disturbing.

Prime Minister Netanyahu writes the beginning of his speech he will deliver in Congress on Tuesday.

Democrats did not sponsor but also did not try to block the resolution.

israel polls

The Left-Right division remains almost the same, but a National Unity government is also feasible.

Abbas, the one who is short in size and common sense, with Kerry, the one who is tall in size but short on common sense.

Kerry called Abbes about “financial viability” of the Palestinian Authority and efforts “to prevent a crisis.”

“I Respect the President Barak Obama.” That’s what he said. We don’t know what meant.

Three car accident near Beit Shemesh on Saturday evening. At least 10 injured.

On February 10, Nemtsov wrote in a news website, “I’m afraid Putin will kill me.”

‘Double Gold’ awarded to 2012 Yarden Heights wine & 2011 Yarden Merlot Kela Single Vineyard.

The so-called “Zionist Camp” was accused of having “blood on its hands.”

Actor Leonard Nimoy, 83, “lived long and prospered” but on Friday moved on to explore the Next World.

Iran already has enough centrifuges for a nuclear weapon.

Learning lessons from Protective Edge, Israel is building an underground training field, and will train special units in tunnel warfare.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Once again al Quds’ Said Arikat used the State Dept. Briefing room to slander Israel with false “facts.”

“If no one is infallible, how is it possible that Netanyahu in his opposition to a potential Iran deal is wrong and you guys are all right?”

US Intelligence Chief Says ISIS ‘low priority’ for Turkey.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
French Aliyah

“Israel is the home of every Jew,” the Prime Minister told the Cabinet Sunday.

Screenshot of Copenhagen terrorist before police killed him.

Rabbis and Jewish leaders soon will take self-defense courses to protect themselves against terrorists.

Most Swedes have never realized that one minority group may expose another minority group to violence and intimidation.

Pres. Reuven Rivlin launches joint project with ‘Collective Impact’ to integrate Israeli Arab workers into private business sector.

Eulogies for the fourth Jewish victims at the attack on a kosher deli in Paris last week were held in Bnei Brak Tuesday.

The Declaration of Independence is the first document reflecting Jewish sovereignty since the time of the Hashmonean kingdom.

Aliyah was up by 32 percent compared with 2013.

Just in time for the United Nations Security Council to think twice about recognizing the PA.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/free-after-wrong-conviction-for-killing-rabbi-gets-heart-attack/2013/03/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: