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David Ranta is hugged by his attorney Pierre Sussman after Judge Miriam Cyrulnik freed him, in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Ranta, 58, who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed on Thursday after a reinvestigation of his case cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him in the Feb. 8, 1990 shooting of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

David Ranta is hugged by his attorney Pierre Sussman after Judge Miriam Cyrulnik freed him, in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Ranta, 58, who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed on Thursday after a reinvestigation of his case cast serious doubt on evidence used to convict him in the Feb. 8, 1990 shooting of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

Man convicted of killing NY rabbi freed

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)