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

(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.

David Ranta, right, smiles while speaking to reporters at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York Thursday, March 21, 2013.
David Ranta, right, smiles while speaking to reporters at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York Thursday, March 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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