Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bulletin: Tommy Zeigler; Seeks retrial. Hearing this afternoon. Orlando Sentinel.

STORY: "Hearing set today for Winter Garden convicted killer Tommy Ziegler," by reporter Jeff Weiner, published in the Orlando Sentinel on August 30, 2012.

GIST: "Today's case status hearing comes after the latest request by Zeigler for a new trial. Zeigler's defense lawyers says they have identified a witness who was originally named in detectives' reports of the shooting, but whose name was later explained away as the result of a typographical error. In its motion, Zeigler's defense argued the discovery shows the state hid key information from the defense at trial. The witness, identified as Robert Foster, could contradict the accounts of other witnesses, the defense says. The state has filed a response calling the defense's argument "untimely" and amounts to "nothing more than speculation." Zeigler's claims, the state says, "have no effect at all on the substantial evidence of Zeigler's guilt."

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