Category Archives: death penalty

A Flawed Statute

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has filed a new petition in the Ohio Supreme Court, claiming that Ohio relied on a flawed statute to allow itself jurisdiction to try him.* At fault was the statute’s sub-section known as R.C. §2901.11(D); this addressed situations … Continue reading

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Hamilton on the Map

Hamilton County, Ohio, is where Jeffrey Wogenstahl was sentenced to death for a murder that he says he did not commit. An interactive map showing all US counties now confirms Sister Helen Prejean’s words: “Hamilton County kind of stands out.”   … Continue reading

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Not Snatched from her Bed

The prosecutor at Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial used his closing argument to impress on the jury that the victim, Amber Garrett, was grabbed from her bed in the middle of the night: “[W]e know from the evidence that Amber Garrett was … Continue reading

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William T. Montgomery: Cause for Alarm

In Ohio, the machinery of execution continues on its relentless trajectory: no sooner have the death row inmates relaxed a little after the tension surrounding one execution date than another date looms. Next in line is William T. Montgomery, who … Continue reading

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Hamilton County: Vigilance Needed

Hamilton County, where Jeffrey Wogenstahl was tried, imposes the death penalty more frequently than the other counties in Ohio, and has more death row inmates than most of the over 3000 counties that make up the USA.  Why is this? … Continue reading

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Governor Kasich Knows

Raymond Tibbetts is due to be executed by the state of Ohio on February 13. Tibbetts suffered “toxic stress” during a traumatic and chaotic childhood, which “negatively affected the development of [his] brain, leading it to become wired in very … Continue reading

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US Death Penalty: Systemic Problems

It is not surprising that public opinion in the USA is increasingly recoiling from the death penalty: the annual Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) report reveals continuing “systemic problems” in its implementation: “As use of the death penalty dwindles, one might … Continue reading

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