Brooklyn D.A. Expected to Ask For Prisoner’s Release in High Profile 1990 Murder Case

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).

2 responses to “Brooklyn D.A. Expected to Ask For Prisoner’s Release in High Profile 1990 Murder Case

  1. Pingback: Man Paroled after 18 Years in Prison; Another Brooklyn Murder Conviction Unravels | Wrongful Convictions Blog

  2. Pingback: David Ranta Family Sues NYPD for $15M Over Wrongful Conviction | Wrongful Convictions Blog

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