Tag Archives: prosecutors

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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Ohio’s Death Penalty: Flawed Public Policy

It is clear that Ohio’s lawmakers have no wish to mend the state’s flawed death penalty system. An OTSE (Ohioans to Stop Executions) report* has outlined how “abysmal” the efforts of Ohio’s leaders have been in bringing about change to … Continue reading

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Premeditated Attempted Murder

A federal judge described the prosecutorial misconduct in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case as “wholly improper” and “plain and plentiful”.* Despite this, and despite additional recent evidence which supports Jeff’s claim of innocence, he was given an execution date (stayed two months … Continue reading

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Judges Don’t Care

According to Terry Collins, the former Director of the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, “[judges don’t] care whether there is new evidence whether the person is guilty or not guilty”.*  Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s experience appears to support this. For instance, … Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Many Bad Apples

The Daily Beast’s series of articles on prosecutors this summer was alarming. This summary gives a taste of the content: “American prosecutors are powerful officials. They have the power to deprive people of their liberty, destroy their reputations, and even take … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Victims

The Governor of Ohio, Governor Kasich, supports the death penalty because he feels that it provides justice and closure to the grieving families of murder victims.* Perhaps he should talk to Melinda Dawson†, whose mother was brutally murdered in Barberton, … 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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