Tag Archives: USA

Peggy Garrett Acting Weird

Two witnesses have added their testimony to the mountain of evidence that calls Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s murder conviction into question.[i] Donald and Melissa Ellis described Peggy Garrett as “acting weird” in the company of a tall man in the Waffle House … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Garrett, innocence, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, Peggy Garrett, police, prosecutor misconduct, USA, Wogenstahl, wrongful conviction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Optimism in Ohio

The last few months have seen Ohio edging ever closer to repealing the death penalty. In December Governor DeWine remarked, “Lethal injection appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view today.” Executions had then been on hold … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jeff’s 60th Birthday

Today, November 23, 2020, Jeffrey Wogenstahl turns 60. He never celebrates his birthday: it’s too harsh a reminder that soon after his 31st birthday, someone murdered a little girl that he knew. Amber Garrett’s body was found in Bright, Indiana, … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Garrett, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, prosecutorial misconduct, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2020 US Election

The death penalty is not mentioned in the President Trump’s vague bullet points that replace the usual platform for the Republican Party in an election year. However, the restoration of federal executions this year confirms the party’s support for capital … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Democratic Party, Democratic Party,, election, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, lethal-injection drugs, Republican Party, USA, victims | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Covid-19 on Death Row

Covid-19 has come to Ohio’s death row: 23 death row inmates have tested positive for the virus. None of the cases is in the block where Jeffrey Wogenstahl is incarcerated. The inmates who have contracted the virus are in isolation. … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, Chillicothe Correctional Institution, criminal justice, death penalty, death row, Jeff Wogenstahl, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excessive and Inhuman

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has been on death row for an astonishing 27 years. He’s not alone in suffering such a long period of incarceration: of the 138 inmates on Ohio’s death row, 71 have been imprisoned for 20 years or more; … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, death row, incarceration, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jurisdiction Ruling: a Reassuring Footnote

A Sixth Circuit court has denied[i] Jeffrey Wogenstahl the opportunity to make a separate appeal to establish whether Ohio had jurisdiction to try him. Jeff wanted to appeal an Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling[ii] from 2017. In that ruling the majority … Continue reading

Posted in criminal justice, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, jurisdiction, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Good News

A recent Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) analysis makes encouraging reading: death sentencing and executions in the USA are both declining. During the decade that has just ended, average annual US death sentencing was less than half what it was … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, death sentences, executions, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Encouraging News

2019 is ending on an encouraging note for the Ohio death row inmates. In mid December Governor DeWine stated that Ohio is “not very close” to resuming executions; the following week Republican House Speaker, Larry Householder, confirmed that abolition of … Continue reading

Posted in capital punishment, criminal justice, death penalty, Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Ohio, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment