Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Jeff’s 60th Birthday

Today, November 23, 2020, Jeffrey Wogenstahl turns 60. He never celebrates his birthday: it’s too harsh a reminder that soon after his 31st birthday, someone murdered a little girl that he knew. Amber Garrett’s body was found in Bright, Indiana, … Continue reading

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What the State Suppressed about Jeff’s Cat*

When Jeffrey Wogenstahl became a suspect in the murder of Amber Garrett his apartment was searched, and testing was performed on various blood traces found there: the only confirmed human blood did not match the blood of the victim. Testing … 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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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 Terrible Old Rule

This summer Samuel Gross highlighted “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal trials, and will continue to do so.” This rule has played a significant role in preventing Jeffrey Wogenstahl from receiving justice. Gross … Continue reading

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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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Revelations from Police File

Thanks to the persistence of his legal team, Jeffrey Wogenstahl has successfully accessed what is asserted to be the full and complete Harrison Police Department file on his case. Until May 2016, most of this information had been withheld from … 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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Police Records Withheld

In any criminal case, police records and summaries are very important; if the case has a history of egregious state misconduct, access to those records becomes critically urgent. If the case that has been tainted by misconduct is a death … Continue reading

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