Man Wrongfully Convicted For Murder Reaches $6.4M Settlement With CityDavid Ranta was released last March. He had been convicted in the death of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger during a botched robbery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in February 1990.
Retired Detective Refuses To Comment As DA Probes His CasesA retired New York City police detective continued to refuse to comment Monday about a review of cases associated with him by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
Prosecutions Under Review For Detective Involved In Wrongful Conviction Of David RantaProsecutors said 2 months after a high-profile 1990 murder case he investigated was thrown out, dozens more convictions associated with retired detective Louis Scarcella are under review.
Cleared Murder Convict Suffers Heart Attack On Second Day Of FreedomThe man who spent 23 years in prison before being cleared of the 1990 murder of a rabbi suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom Friday.
Judge Frees Man Convicted In 1990 Killing Of Brooklyn Rabbi"I'm overwhelmed. I feel like I'm under water, swimming. Like I said from the beginning, I had nothing to do with this case,'' 58-year-old David Ranta said after leaving state court in Brooklyn.
Man Convicted In Brooklyn Rabbi's 1990 Killing Expected To Be Set FreeA man wrongly convicted of murdering a Brooklyn rabbi two decades ago is about to be sprung from a state prison, after serving almost his entire prison term.