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Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder Suffers Heart Attack After Release From Prison

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A man waited more than two decades to be set free from jail after claiming he was wrongly convicted for murder, only to suffer a heart attack just two days after his release.

David Ranta's lawyer said he is being treated in a New York hospital.

It was on Thursday that a judge vacated 58-year-old Ranta's conviction in the 1990 murder of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger after a review of evidence showed the investigation was mishandled by Brooklyn prosecutors.

Werzberger was killed during an attempted robbery. The case was reopened by the District Attorney's Office, which found numerous problems with the investigation, including falsified witness testimony and tampering with a suspect line up.

Ranta had been sentenced to 37 years in prison -- he served 22.

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