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Judge frees man convicted of killing NY rabbi



Published: Thu, March 21, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Judge frees man convicted of killing NY rabbi

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has freed a man convicted in the 1990 killing of a Brooklyn rabbi.

David Ranta’s murder conviction was vacated today with the support of prosecutors.

Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger was shot on Feb. 8, 1990, by a man fleeing a botched robbery. Thousands attended the funeral for the Hasidic rabbi.

A recent review by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office cast doubt on witness testimony and concluded detectives had mishandled aspects of the investigation.

The 58-year Ranta has been serving time in a Buffalo prison.


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1LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Where are all the people who scream for the death penalty at now? You don't like to be reminded of the fact that we can and do execute innocent men on death row do you?

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