Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU)

DA’s Role In Rabbi’s 1990 Murder Case Under Scrutiny

Hynes ‘did the right thing’ in freeing convicted man, but handling of original investigation raising questions amid re-election fight.

04/04/2013
Special Correspondent

Late last month, after 23 years behind bars for crimes he almost certainly did not commit, a gray-haired David Ranta, 58, carrying a purple fishnet laundry bag containing all his worldly possessions, walked out of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn a free man.

The conduct of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, right, is being scrutinized in the case of David Ranta, left.
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