Wrongly Convicted Man Freed After 23 Years

David Ranta's conviction for killing a rabbi in 1990 was vacated by a New York City judge.
2:29 | 03/21/13

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Courtroom shocker in the case of a murdered rabbi there's still a New York City back in 1990 David Rancho went to prison -- -- just 35 back when the first George Bush was president. And now 23 years later now that prosecutors and the judge -- he was wrongly convicted freedom is Haiti's. The -- detectives insists he did nothing wrong in this case Alexander for Tim Fleischer is -- the courthouse in downtown Brooklyn. When our lead story tonight Tim. And -- this stunning turn of events resulting in a reversal of fortune for this once convicted man now he used a free man. This is -- filled with -- to being -- -- -- -- nothing more than to move on with his life. This after only moments earlier he was in handcuffs standing before a judge the defense motion to vacate the judgment of conviction is granted. David rent a slip out of his handcuffs after shooting more than two decades in prison for a murder he and his attorney claimed he did not commit. Yes sir you are free to go just over 23 years ago rabbi Haskell torturer was killed sitting in his car police claiming a gunman who would earlier botched an attempted robbery of a diamond -- approach -- -- killing him and stealing his car. The -- funeral drew thousands in the -- CD community then mayor David Dinkins also offering a 101000 dollar reward. David ripped up another -- printer was arrested later convicted and sentenced to 37 and a half years in prison. This is a travesty. Of just this. From the beginning the Brooklyn he's conviction integrity unit began reviewing the case in 2011. After questions were raised about witnesses and evidence against rent. Eyewitness you have. Indicated that his identification. Way back. Other city to raise questions about the police work in the case which detected differences. I didn't do anything wrong. I stand by my investigation. Others in the UC community are left dealt with many questions Isaac Abraham was a close friend of the witnesses this is mind. This. And it's obviously but as rental was hurried to a waiting car and a new life as a free man he's family also agreed to be with him hoping this day would -- -- -- -- Manila bobbled -- justice system -- -- all time but now that kind of we need some faith -- them. But tonight some in that -- -- community are seeing a special prosecutor should be brought -- to reopen the case. Reporting live in go to Brooklyn to pleasure -- seven --

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