Category Archives: injustice

Tell Governor Kasich to stay executions.

Ohio has only paid lip service to the 56 recommendations of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty. A recent report found: “The death penalty in Ohio remains plagued by the very same … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Death Penalty: Flawed Public Policy

It is clear that Ohio’s lawmakers have no wish to mend the state’s flawed death penalty system. An OTSE (Ohioans to Stop Executions) report* has outlined how “abysmal” the efforts of Ohio’s leaders have been in bringing about change to … Continue reading

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Not Indicative of a Murderer

One of the filings from Jeffrey Wogenstahl that is now before the Ohio Supreme Court supports his claim of innocence. This claim was dismissed by the Hamilton County  Court of Appeals last December, a decision which has been roundly criticized for … Continue reading

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Execution Date Stayed!

Wonderful news! The Ohio Supreme Court has today issued the following announcement about Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case: 1995-0042. State v. Wogenstahl. Hamilton App. No. C-930222. On motion to vacate execution date and to reopen direct appeal. Motion granted. Appellant’s execution date … Continue reading

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A Nightmarish Possibility

When Judge O’Neill dissented from the order that set an execution date for Jeffrey Wogenstahl, he cited the botched attempt at executing Romell Broom as an example of why lethal injections are unconstitutional. Now a court ruling brings Broom closer to … Continue reading

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Police Bias

Hillary Clinton seemed extremely uncomfortable when confronted by Ricky Jackson earlier this month about her support for the death penalty. This is not surprising: Jackson’s wrongful death sentence four decades ago was the direct result of Ohioan police coercing a 12 … Continue reading

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Judges Don’t Care

According to Terry Collins, the former Director of the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, “[judges don’t] care whether there is new evidence whether the person is guilty or not guilty”.*  Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s experience appears to support this. For instance, … Continue reading

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Deafening Alarm Bells

In August 2013, Jeffrey Wogenstahl received a letter from the Department of Justice informing him that an FBI expert’s hair testimony in his case exceeded the limits of science, and should be discounted. It seems that Jeff is far from … Continue reading

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Ohioans to Stop Executions: Report 2015

Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) has brought out its second annual report about the current state of the death penalty in Ohio. Jeffrey Wogenstahl is mentioned twice in this. The first time is in Justice O’Neill’s comments about the death penalty … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Prosecutors; the Indifference of Judges

Many people have spoken about the injustice of the death penalty, but rarely do we hear about it from a prosecutor. However, last week Marty Stroud, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, bravely spoke out against what he sees as an … Continue reading

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