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Exculpatory Evidence Suppressed

On October 25, 2005, Derrick Jamison left Ohio’s death row; exactly 20 years before that he was sentenced to death in Hamilton County, Ohio. The courts had recognized that the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office unfairly suppressed exculpatory information about his … Continue reading

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Ripples of Sorrow

Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial was held in 1993. The following year in the state of Mississippi, another capital murder trial took place which was to change the life of one of the jurors forever.* In July, 1994, Lindy Lou Isonhood found … Continue reading

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No reasonable fact finder would have found him guilty

At long last a court has taken seriously Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s claim that his trial was unfair!* The United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit has sent Jeff’s case back to the district court. The focus of the district … Continue reading

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Fundamental Flaws

We are pleased to report that Ohio Governor John Kasich has commuted the death sentence of Raymond Tibbetts to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Citing “fundamental flaws” at the sentencing stage of Tibbetts’ trial, the Governor explained: “[T]he … Continue reading

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A Time of Elevated Torture

Robert Van Hook has been on Ohio’s death row longer than Jeffrey Wogenstahl. The state plans to kill Van Hook on Wednesday, July 18. He has extended family and friends who will mourn his death; they are the unintended victims … Continue reading

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The State’s Blind Spot*

The State of Ohio has so far failed to acknowledge extensive, significant evidence that was unconstitutionally withheld from Jeffrey Wogenstahl and only recently obtained by him; the State instead chooses to quote the so-called legal “facts” of Jeff’s case that … 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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William T. Montgomery: Cause for Alarm

In Ohio, the machinery of execution continues on its relentless trajectory: no sooner have the death row inmates relaxed a little after the tension surrounding one execution date than another date looms. Next in line is William T. Montgomery, who … Continue reading

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