Man freed after wrongful conviction suffers heart attack

Posted at 7:04 PM, Mar 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-23 19:04:24-04

NEW YORK (PIX11)- He spent 23 years behind bars.

Thursday, he was set free after his murder conviction was overturned.

Friday night he suffered a heart attack.

David Ranta’s lawyer told the New York Times his client had a serious heart attack and is being treated at a New York hospital.

He was set free after a judge threw out his conviction in the killing of a Brooklyn rabbi in 1990.

Ranta, who is 58-years-old, told reporters his new freedom was emotionally overwhelming.