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[np_storybar title=”‘I’ve lived years in a cage’: Man set to walk free 22 years after he was wrongly convicted of rabbi’s murder in NYC” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/20/ive-lived-years-in-a-cage-man-set-to-walk-free-22-years-after-he-was-wrongly-convicted-of-rabbis-murder-in-nyc/”]Ranta was convicted in May 1991 and sentenced to 37.5 years in maximum-security prison, where he remains to this day.

He is almost certainly not guilty.

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NEW YORK — A New York City man whose murder conviction was overturned after 23 years in prison has suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom.

David Ranta’s lawyer tells The New York Times that the former inmate had a serious heart attack Friday night and is being treated at a New York hospital.

Ranta walked out of jail Thursday after a judge threw out his conviction in the 1990 killing of a Brooklyn rabbi.

Brooklyn prosecutors had recently concluded Ranta’s prosecution in the death of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger…

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