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Hopeful Signs

Things are relatively quiet for Jeffrey Wogenstahl on Ohio’s death row at the moment. This should be celebrated.  It was not long ago that Ohio was second only to Texas in carrying out executions; but during the two years of 2015 … 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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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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Evolving Standards of Decency

There has been very good news on Ohio’s death row this month: one of the inmates, Rayshawn Johnson, has had his death sentence set aside. Even Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who in 2006 dissented in a similar case, was swayed this … Continue reading

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A Necessary Motion

Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s most recent motion sent to the Ohio Supreme Court does not focus on Jeff’s innocence, but on whether his trial court had jurisdiction to try him. Jeff maintains his innocence, but the jurisdiction motion must also be filed. The … Continue reading

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Execution Date Postponed

Jeffrey Wogenstahl was told late on Friday that his execution date has been postponed by nearly 10 months, from January 21 2016 to November 16 2016. Six other Ohio death row inmates were informed that their 2015 execution dates had … Continue reading

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It would just be a shame if the truth isn’t told.

For those who believe there could be innocents on death row, a letter from Jeffrey Wogenstahl published last week makes disturbing and painful reading. Jeff is upfront about his past: he makes it plain that before his arrest for murder he … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty: No Place in the Twenty-First Century

The USA is in an increasingly isolated position in tolerating the death penalty: 117 countries last month voted for a global death penalty moratorium, with only 38, including the USA, voting against this. In its opposition America keeps strange company; … Continue reading

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