Tag Archives: Joe Deters

Joe Deters’ Omissions

A recent article about the current state of Ohio’s death penalty touches on the case of Jeffrey Wogenstahl. It allows us to glimpse the reaction of the lead prosecutor at Jeff’s trial, Joe Deters, to Jeff’s ongoing claim of innocence. … 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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Nitrogen Asphyxiation: “Are we really going to use it for people?”

John Murphy, executive director of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, supports the flawed criminal justice system that produced Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s death sentence. Murphy is unconcerned that a recent OTSE report about the Ohio death penalty concludes, “the only interest served is … Continue reading

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“Motion to recuse denied.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice O’Neill has made it clear that he will not grant a request to remove himself from Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case. The judge explained: “…it would be a violation of my oath of office to ignore my obligation to … 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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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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