Man Freed From Prison After 23 Years Has Heart Attack David Ranta was cleared in murder of rabbi By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Mar 24, 2013 5:46 AM CDT 31 comments Comments David Ranta, right, smiles while speaking to reporters at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Newser) – A man cleared of murder charges after 23 years in prison rejoined his family, ate a steak dinner, and had a heart attack, the Daily News reports. David Ranta, 58, is in stable condition in a New York hospital after doctors began procedures to clear up his arteries. Ranta was released Thursday, once a review of his case strongly suggested police had framed him in the high-profile murder of a rabbi. "The toll that his years in prison have taken on David is great," his lawyer told the New York Times.