After more than two decades in prison, David Ranta—convicted of killing Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger in New York City in 1990—appears now to be a victim himself of alleged official misconduct, false witnesses, lying snitches, and a rush to judgement. He is most likely innocent of the crime and may be released as early as this Thursday, according to a report today in the New York Times (here). Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, who created a special unit to look into questionable convictions, plans to ask a state judge to release the prisoner, according to the New York Times article.
The Daily News also has a report on the emerging story (here).
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