Case of the Month: the Zeigler wrongful conviction

Case of the Month Dec 2014: William Thomas Zeigler

Case of the Month: the Zeigler wrongful conviction has been part of my life since 1993 when I started working for Amnesty International in Switzerland. I am appalled that the injustice endures. In December 1975, a quadruple murder took place in the Zeigler Furniture Store in Wintergarden, Florida. The victims were Charles Mays, Virginia and Perry […]

A Case to Watch: Brian Peixoto

Brian Peixoto

A Case to Watch: Brian Peixoto is represented by the CPCS Innocence Program – a Massachusetts program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to represent innocent people. The purpose of the CPCS Innocence Program is to get exonerations for indigent Massachusetts state defendants who are actually innocent of the crimes of which they have been […]

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari denied for Zeigler

Lady Justice

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari denied for Zeigler on May 19, 2014. The only notation is that “Chief Justice [Roberts] took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.”  Dennis H. Tracey, III and John Houston Pope filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. In […]

Petition for Cert filed for Zeigler

US Supreme Court

Petition for Cert filed for Zeigler with the United States Supreme Court by the New York defense team! The State of Florida has to respond this month. Dennis H. Tracey, III and John Houston Pope have filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. In plain English: the New York defense team […]

Is Clemency next for Zeigler?

Lady Justice: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari denied for Zeigler on May 19, 2014.

Is Clemency next for Zeigler? That is a question I received after readers saw on my blog that the last appeal based on new evidence was denied by the Florida Supreme Court. Most people however asked: what is clemency and what will be considered during such a procedure? For an extensive overview of the clemency […]

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