Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oooops - Innocent Man Freed After 23 Years in Prison

A man who spent more than two decades behind bars for the cold-blooded slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi was released Thursday into the arms of his weeping relatives after a reinvestigation by prosecutors cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him.

"Sir, you are free to go," a judge told a smiling, white-haired David Ranta moments after prosecutors announced they supported tossing out the 1991 conviction.

Ranta's pregnant daughter — a 2-year-old when he was jailed — sisters and other supporters burst into applause and swarmed him as he walked out of the courtroom. His parents had died while he was in prison.
Read the rest here.

Yep. We definitely need to bring back the electric chair.


mjl said...

It distrubs me that this happens in America. On top of it, even if one is a hardened Conservative, it's easy to see that if a wrong person is convicted then there is still a murderer free.

Anonymous said...

The US is a cesspit of bad justice. If it were me, I rape the wife of the person in the legal system who put me in jail Then we will see justice being done. Double jeopardy.