Category Archives: prosecutor misconduct

What the State Suppressed about Eric Horn

Suppressed police records relating to Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case reveal much about Eric Horn (brother of the victim, Amber Garrett). The records show that two weeks before Amber disappeared, Horn said that he hated his sister and wished she was dead;* … Continue reading

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The Root of Unfairness

Joe Deters, Ohio’s Hamilton County lead prosecutor, is no stranger to unfairness in death penalty cases. In one of his cases, that of Jeffrey Wogenstahl, the misconduct of his own team of prosecutors has been described by Judge Moore as … Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Many Bad Apples

The Daily Beast’s series of articles on prosecutors this summer was alarming. This summary gives a taste of the content: “American prosecutors are powerful officials. They have the power to deprive people of their liberty, destroy their reputations, and even take … Continue reading

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Snitch Testimony, and the Magical Appearance of Hair

At Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial, testimony was given by a so-called ‘jailhouse snitch’, Bruce Wheeler, an informant who said he had heard Jeff confess to the murder of 10-year-old Amber Garrett. Why should we worry about this? Because, as Radley Balko … Continue reading

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