Innocent Florida death row inmate William “Tommy” Zeigler’s story was the same 40 years ago while he endured the physical and emotional pain of being the sole gunshot victim to survive a mass killing, the same when he took a lie detector test under the influence of truth serum, the same now. The limited DNA tests that were conducted supported Tommy’s story.
Corrupt prosecutors, like Jeff Ashton, have repeatedly claimed that Tommy’s story changes continually, and corrupt/inept Orlando Sentinel editors gave that lie (and many others) voice, even after DNA disproved public servants’ statements they’d previously published.
Former Sentinel editor-in-chief David Burge, acknowledging his personal role in this farce, tried with all his might to free Tommy, until his dying day. Burge wrote, here, “I believe The Orlando Sentinel to be guilty of the ugliest kind of journalism.” That guilt is no longer a matter of personal belief; it’s…
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