Wrongly accused man suffers heart attack after being released from jail
POSTED: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 10:34pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 10:37pm
CNN — David Ranta, the New York man who just left prison on Thursday after a wrongful conviction, suffered a heart attack the very next day.
Ranta served more than 20 years after he was found guilty of killing of a Brooklyn rabbi during a 19-90 diamond heist.
He was released when it was discovered a key witness lied.
His lawyer says Ranta is being treated at a local hospital.
Hours after his release from prison, his lawyer said Ranta planned to file a civil rights lawsuit against the city of New York and the Police Department because the incarceration had an immense effect on his health.