Tag Archives: wrongful convictions

A Tremendous Error

The Ohio Supreme Court has again rejected Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s claim that Ohio did not have jurisdiction to try him. The court’s decision,[i] announced last month, is mystifying. The state did not file a rebuttal of the points made by Jeff … Continue reading

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Shifting Opinions

Twenty-three years ago, Jeffrey Wogenstahl was immersed in reading law books and writing his own appeal, because he felt that his legal representation at trial had been inadequate. There have been many changes since then. One that should gladden Jeff … 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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Chief Justice O’Connor’s Detailed Appraisal

In a 5:2 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio has rejected Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s claim that Ohio lacked jurisdiction to try him for murder.* In order to reach their decision, the judges examined the state’s theory of events surrounding the murder … 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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Another Critical Report

It is painful to read the 2015 Forensic Pathology report* about Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case, as it focuses on the brutal murder of a child, and the disposal of her body. The report, submitted by Carl Schmidt in February 2015, is … Continue reading

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Likelihood of False Identification

Dr. Harvey G. Shulman, PhD, an expert in eyewitness behavior and accuracy, has highlighted flawed police procedures and other factors that increased the chances of false identification by the eyewitnesses who testified at Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial. Shulman’s report is contained … Continue reading

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