“It's been fantastic!” said Beverly Rivera, from her Staten Island home.
Ranta got his first “real meal” in decades, she said.
“He had steak. A manly meal. Steak — and probably everything else on the menu," his sister laughed.
Ranta began to feel ill late Friday and the family rushed him to the hospital. They haven’t released the name for privacy reasons.
Ranta’s release from prison Thursday came after decades of protesting his innocence in the 1991 conviction of killing a beloved Brooklyn rabbi.
He was accused by cops of shooting Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger on Feb. 8, 1990 during a botched diamond robbery in Williamsburg.
Werzberger, a Holocaust survivor and popular leader of the Satmar Hasidic community, was shot point-blank in the forehead by an unknown gunman and hauled from his car. The killer took off in the vehicle.
Ranta was found guilty of the high-profile killing in May 1991 and sentenced to 37 years to life — even though there was no physical evidence linking Ranta to the crime.
“Two years ago, I decided I have to get it off my chest.”
By Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS