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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

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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

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Eric Horn: Not Lured Away

Troy Beard lived near the home of the victim in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case. It was the short distance to Beard’s apartment that Jeffrey Wogenstahl drove Eric Horn in the early hours of November 24, 1991.[i] At Jeff’s trial, Horn claimed … Continue reading

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Wogenstahl is actually innocent.

Jeffrey Wogenstahl has filed a claim of actual innocence* in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. The standard to be met for such a claim is very high, requiring that: “evidence not available or presented at trial, in combination … Continue reading

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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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Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty

A Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) seems an unlikely setting for action against the US death penalty: conservatives have hitherto been associated with an unthinking “tough on crime” philosophy that included support for capital punishment. Perhaps all this is set … Continue reading

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Scope for Pitfalls Ahead

2018 has brought Jeffrey Wogenstahl a huge breakthrough – a federal court decision that spelled out the travesty that was his trial. As Jeff knows only too well, however, there is scope for pitfalls ahead. If he needed any proof … Continue reading

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Not Snatched from her Bed

The prosecutor at Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial used his closing argument to impress on the jury that the victim, Amber Garrett, was grabbed from her bed in the middle of the night: “[W]e know from the evidence that Amber Garrett was … Continue reading

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A Guilty Person Committing More Crimes

We are very pleased that William T. Montgomery is no longer on Ohio’s death row: his death sentence has been commuted to one of life without the possibility of parole. Like Jeffrey Wogenstahl, Montgomery claims he has been wrongly convicted; away from … Continue reading

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US Death Penalty: Systemic Problems

It is not surprising that public opinion in the USA is increasingly recoiling from the death penalty: the annual Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) report reveals continuing “systemic problems” in its implementation: “As use of the death penalty dwindles, one might … Continue reading

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