Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tommy Zeigler: Filmmaker to produce documentary about convicted "Winter Garden" murderer who is protesting his innocence; Orlando Sentinel.

STORY: "Filmmaker to produce documentary about Winter Garden Killer Tommy Zeigler," by reporter Renee Stutzman, published in the Orlando Sentinel on July 25, 2012.

GIST: "An independent filmmaker on Wednesday announced that he had begun work on a documentary about death row inmate William Thomas "Tommy" Zeigler, the Winter Garden furniture store owner convicted in one of Central Florida's bloodiest crimes. Zeigler, now 67, was found guilty of shooting his wife, her parents and another man in the store Christmas Eve 1975. He insists he is innocent, the victim of a frame-up and a gang of robbers. Christian Bruyere, an independent filmmaker, announced he met for an hour and a half Tuesday with Zeigler on death row and watched the inmate tell his story and break down into tears. He is convinced, Bruyere said, that Zeigler deserves a new trial."

The entire story can be found at:,0,1425717.story


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