Tag Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Hamilton County: Vigilance Needed

Hamilton County, where Jeffrey Wogenstahl was tried, imposes the death penalty more frequently than the other counties in Ohio, and has more death row inmates than most of the over 3000 counties that make up the USA.  Why is this? … Continue reading

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Governor Kasich Knows

Raymond Tibbetts is due to be executed by the state of Ohio on February 13. Tibbetts suffered “toxic stress” during a traumatic and chaotic childhood, which “negatively affected the development of [his] brain, leading it to become wired in very … 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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A Terrible Old Rule

This summer Samuel Gross highlighted “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal trials, and will continue to do so.” This rule has played a significant role in preventing Jeffrey Wogenstahl from receiving justice. Gross … 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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Snitch Testimony: Lies and Misrepresentation

At Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial, jailhouse snitch testimony was used by the prosecution even though it contradicted the coroner’s evidence.* The snitch, Bruce Wheeler, stated that he received no incentives for testifying against Jeff: “The prosecutor promised me nothing.” The prosecution … 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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Oral Argument: April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 will be an important day for Jeffrey Wogenstahl. Oral argument has been scheduled for that day,* to consider whether his Ohio trial court lacked jurisdiction to try him (Jeff has a strong case that because the … Continue reading

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Revelations from Police File

Thanks to the persistence of his legal team, Jeffrey Wogenstahl has successfully accessed what is asserted to be the full and complete Harrison Police Department file on his case. Until May 2016, most of this information had been withheld from … 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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