Category Archives: innocence

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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A Tremendous Error

The Ohio Supreme Court has again rejected Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s claim that Ohio did not have jurisdiction to try him. The court’s decision,[i] announced last month, is mystifying. The state did not file a rebuttal of the points made by Jeff … Continue reading

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A Dirty Secret

It is a “dirty secret”, known by few, that the American death penalty system is “specifically engineered to ensure that those who are convicted stay convicted, guilty or not.”[i] This is how it works. Death sentences routinely result from poor defense … Continue reading

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Oral Argument: April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 will be an important day for Jeffrey Wogenstahl. Oral argument has been scheduled for that day,* to consider whether his Ohio trial court lacked jurisdiction to try him (Jeff has a strong case that because the … Continue reading

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Another Critical Report

It is painful to read the 2015 Forensic Pathology report* about Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case, as it focuses on the brutal murder of a child, and the disposal of her body. The report, submitted by Carl Schmidt in February 2015, is … Continue reading

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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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