Man convicted of killing NY rabbi freed

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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 1990 file photo, mourners estimated in the thousands carry the coffin bearing the remains of Rabbi Haskel Werzberger in the Williamsburg section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. David Ranta, the man convicted for Werzberger’s 1990 murder, is expected to appear in a New York courtroom on Thursday, March 21, 2013, where a judge will rule on a defense motion to vacate his second-degree murder conviction. (AP Photo/Mark D. Phillips, File)

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David Ranta, who spent more than two decades behind bars for the cold-blooded slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi, was released March 21 after a reinvestigation by prosecutors cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him. (AP)

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