Tag Archives: innocence

Will Ohio’s Death Penalty End?

Four times in the last decade Ohio’s Democrat Senator Nickie Antonio has sponsored a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state, without success. This year feels different. With executions halted because lethal injection drugs are unobtainable, pressure is … Continue reading

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Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty

A Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) seems an unlikely setting for action against the US death penalty: conservatives have hitherto been associated with an unthinking “tough on crime” philosophy that included support for capital punishment. Perhaps all this is set … Continue reading

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Scope for Pitfalls Ahead

2018 has brought Jeffrey Wogenstahl a huge breakthrough – a federal court decision that spelled out the travesty that was his trial. As Jeff knows only too well, however, there is scope for pitfalls ahead. If he needed any proof … 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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US Death Penalty: Systemic Problems

It is not surprising that public opinion in the USA is increasingly recoiling from the death penalty: the annual Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) report reveals continuing “systemic problems” in its implementation: “As use of the death penalty dwindles, one might … Continue reading

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A Dirty Secret

It is a “dirty secret”, known by few, that the American death penalty system is “specifically engineered to ensure that those who are convicted stay convicted, guilty or not.”[i] This is how it works. Death sentences routinely result from poor defense … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jurors Reconsider

Jeffrey Wogenstahl claims his conviction represents a fundamental miscarriage of justice: he states that if the evidence now available to him had been heard at his trial “no reasonable juror would have found [him] guilty”.[i] Such an assertion may sound … Continue reading

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Amber’s Disappearance: Evidence Suppressed

The prosecution in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case advanced the theory that the victim, Amber Garrett, was snatched hastily from her bed as she slept. However, it appears that to convince the jurors of this theory, prosecutors suppressed significant evidence.* This evidence … Continue reading

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Incarcerated by Fellow Citizens

Those on death row suffer unimaginable torture; the inmates who have been wrongly convicted do so even more. Like kidnap victims, those with wrongful convictions have been seized and held against their will; but, unlike kidnap victims, they are not … Continue reading

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Hope in the Chief Justice’s Remarks

Ohio Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has cast doubt* on the validity of some of the evidence presented at Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial. During oral argument to establish whether the trial court had jurisdiction to try Jeff, the state was … Continue reading

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