Tag Archives: 2015

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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I’m not going to watch the poor thing starve

Death row is a sombre place, but there is plenty of time to see things that would go unremarked by the rest of us. On Ohio’s death row at Chillicothe Correctional Institution, Jeffrey Wogenstahl was watching a starling with a … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Misidentification

At the time of Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial the law had not yet embraced the concerns about eye witness identification that scientists had been highlighting for years. It was only when DNA exonerations flagged up the prevalence of misidentification even when … 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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Deafening Alarm Bells

In August 2013, Jeffrey Wogenstahl received a letter from the Department of Justice informing him that an FBI expert’s hair testimony in his case exceeded the limits of science, and should be discounted. It seems that Jeff is far from … Continue reading

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Ohioans to Stop Executions: Report 2015

Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) has brought out its second annual report about the current state of the death penalty in Ohio. Jeffrey Wogenstahl is mentioned twice in this. The first time is in Justice O’Neill’s comments about the death penalty … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Prosecutors; the Indifference of Judges

Many people have spoken about the injustice of the death penalty, but rarely do we hear about it from a prosecutor. However, last week Marty Stroud, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, bravely spoke out against what he sees as an … Continue reading

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Enjoying Simple Pleasures

The recent snow in Ohio has been a source of great enjoyment for Jeff. He was able to go outside three times while snow was on the ground, and each time he was moved by the experience: “JUST CAME BACK … Continue reading

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Innocent on Death Row

What does it feel like if you’re innocent on death row? Ricky Jackson should know the answer: he was released in November while under a sentence of life imprisonment without parole, but his incarceration began on Ohio’s death row. He … 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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