March 21st, 2013
11:02 PM ET

Locked up for 23 years, not guilty

David Ranta, 58, was imprisoned in New York for more than two decades for murdering Brooklyn Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger, a crime he didn't commit. CNN's Mary Snow reports on the evidence that led to his conviction, and the witness who came forward two years ago to reveal a long-held secret. Ranta left a Brooklyn courthouse as a free man Thursday afternoon.

For more on the story, watch 1991 wrongful conviction overturned

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  1. Tom Stephens

    I certainly hope the Government plans to compensate this man for the lost wages and value of lost years rotting in jail for something he did'nt do.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:21 am |

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