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Tommy Zeigler Case

May 11th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Supporters of a central Florida man sentenced to death more than 30 years ago are asking Floridas Attorney General to reopen the case. Tommy Zeigler was convicted of murdering his wife and their parents on a Christmas Eve. He has always claimed his family was the victim of robbers. The supporters say evidence discovered more than a decade after the trial should be considered, but courts have ruled it was discovered too late to be admissible.

Thats why we believe the attorney general of Florida needs to open the case and say, lets have an investigation and if this evidence is indeed credible, then lets present it to a jury and let a jury decided whether this man is guilty based on all of the evidence, supporter Ray McEachern said.

One piece of new evidence is a police report dealing with blood splatter at the crime scene that Zeigler supporters say proves Zeigler was himself a victim rather than a perpetrator. The report was never given to defense attorneys.

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