David Ranta

David Ranta (credit: CBS 2)

Man Wrongfully Convicted For Murder Reaches $6.4M Settlement With City

David 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.


Detective Louis Scarcella

Retired Detective Refuses To Comment As DA Probes His Cases

A 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.


Louis Scarcella

Prosecutions Under Review For Detective Involved In Wrongful Conviction Of David Ranta

Prosecutors 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.


David Ranta (credit: CBS 2)

Cleared Murder Convict Suffers Heart Attack On Second Day Of Freedom

The 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.


David Ranta (credit: CBS 2)

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.


David Ranta (credit: CBS 2)

Man Convicted In Brooklyn Rabbi’s 1990 Killing Expected To Be Set Free

A 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.