Blood and Truth

By Tampa Bay Times

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Jason Meeks
 Jan 24, 2019
Very well put together podcast, thorough, and enjoyable to listen to. Thank you.

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Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence. 


Episode Date
Chapter 10: Another Chance
00:31:09

Tommy Zeigler waited on Florida’s death row last year with hope that there would be another chance to test the evidence in his case. Listen to what happened.

 

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Feb 24, 2020
Coming soon: Chapter 10
00:00:28

Will prosecutors give Tommy Zeigler another chance at DNA testing?

 

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Feb 18, 2020
Chapter nine: A Q&A
00:56:48

Listen to Pulitzer Prize winner Leonora LaPeter Anton talk about what didn’t make it into this series, what’s happening with the Tommy Zeigler case and thoughts about his guilt or innocence.

 

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Feb 19, 2019
Chapter eight: Finality versus fairness
00:35:47

Florida’s judicial system is designed to support a jury’s verdict, whether it was right or wrong.

 

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Feb 12, 2019
Chapter seven: On the row
00:33:13

Tommy Zeigler has spent more than four decades living in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell and trying not to get angry.

 

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Feb 05, 2019
Chapter six: Poking holes in the case
00:34:00

Tommy Zeigler's supporters have spent years chasing clues and re-investigating the murders. Listen to what they've uncovered.

 

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Jan 29, 2019
Chapter five: DNA denied
00:31:10

The advent of modern forensic science gives Tommy Zeigler hope, but prosecutors and judges keep rejecting his requests for DNA testing.

 

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Jan 22, 2019
Chapter four: A split jury
00:20:26

One juror struggles to make a decision and feels badgered by others who think the evidence is clear in Tommy Zeigler's case.

 

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Jan 15, 2019
Chapter three: Trial and errors
00:29:36

Prosecutors present the case against Tommy Zeigler, as his defense team scrambles to vet witnesses and get evidence tested.

 

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Jan 08, 2019
Chapter two: Murder near the Magic Kingdom
00:21:51

Winter Garden, Fla., a rural town in central Florida, is rattled by the slayings at a furniture store, and the police investigation zeros in on Tommy Zeigler.

 

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Jan 01, 2019
Chapter one: Could he be innocent?
00:30:14

A man who has spent 42 years on Florida's death row says DNA testing can prove that he's innocent. The state refuses to allow it.

 

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Dec 25, 2018
Coming soon: Blood and Truth
00:01:32

Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Tampa Bay Times reporter Leonora LaPeter Anton and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the Zeigler case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence.

 

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Dec 18, 2018