Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed (VIDEO)

By Nina Settappa

March 22, 2013 Updated Mar 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (www.incnow.tv) - A New York man wrongfully convicted of murder hears the words he’s been waiting more than 2 decades to hear.

“Sir you are free to go.” A judge ruled David Ranta was wrongfully charged with the murder of a New York Rabbi in 1990. New evidence and suspicion that detectives may have coached witnesses raised doubts about the case. A Brooklyn assistant district attorney admitted there was another likely suspect in the case.

For Ranta, however, Thursday was a day to celebrate his freedom. “Right now I feel like I’m underwater swimming so I can’t really just be honest with an answer because this is overwhelming,” said David Ranta.

Around 3:30pm he walked out of the courthouse with his attorney saying he was not sure what was next for him in this first hour of freedom.




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