Tommy Zeigler was sentenced to death for the murders of his wife, her parents, and a customer at his Winter Garden, Florida furniture store in 1976. He’s still on death row today – 45 years later. But did he do it? And could DNA evidence exonerate him?
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Episode Source Material
- Fatal Flaw: A true story of malice and murder in a small southern town, by Phillip Finch
- Tampa Bay Times: Blood and Truth, by Leonora LaPeter Anton
- Tampa Bay Times: Blood and Truth Podcast. Hosted by Leonora LaPeter Anton
- Documentary: A question of innocence
- Tampa Bay Times: State attorney agrees to let Tommy Zeigler perform DNA testing, by Leonora LaPeter Anton
- The Palm Beach Post: ‘It’s almost like you could write a book,’ by Jennie Hess (Cox News Service)
- The Palm Beach Post: Truth-serum account, disallowed by judge, confirms Zeigler’s story, by Jennie Hess
- Unsolved Mysteries, Season 9, Episode 11
- WFTV: DNA testing could give new insight into Tommy Zeigler case, by Shannon Butler and Sarah Wilson
- Orlando Sentinel: Zeigler tale of blood, greed nears end, by Roger Roy
- The New York Times: When Juries Say Life and Judges Say Death (editorial)
- Tommy Zeigler is Innocent: Tommy Zeigler an innocent Florida death row inmate caged wrongfully for 44 years