Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

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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Premeditated Attempted Murder

A federal judge described the prosecutorial misconduct in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case as “wholly improper” and “plain and plentiful”.* Despite this, and despite additional recent evidence which supports Jeff’s claim of innocence, he was given an execution date (stayed two months … Continue reading

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“It’s not going to happen.”

Joe Deters, the prosecutor in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case, has asked Justice O’Neill to remove himself from Jeff’s case because of his opposition to the death penalty. Legal expert, Martin Pinales, stated categorically, “It’s not going to happen.” He explained that the Ohio … Continue reading

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