Tommy Zeigler Case Death Row Florida 42 Years Caged ” The Truth Has Found It’s Way To The Light”  

DNA Proved Tommy Innocent 15 Years Ago  Here

William Thomas Zeigler aka Tommy Zeigler’s fingerprint was NOT found in the tip of a rubber glove at the crime scene  Here

Key material witness Felton Thomas who testified he fired the murder weapons at  Mr. Zeigler’s request now admits that never happened  Here

Prosecution Detective Don Frye signed this arrest report with Robert Foster’s name written on it 4 times. Here Detective Frye named Robert Foster a key witnesses against Tommy Zeigler. Detective Frye used the statements of Robert Foster on the arrest report to arrest Tommy Zeigler in his hospital bed and take him to jail for the Zeigler Furniture store murders.

Robert Foster’s name was then printed in newspapers as a key witness against Tommy Zeigler for the next 3 weeks, including on the day of the Preliminary Hearing, January 16, 1976. Robert Foster never showed up at the Preliminary Hearing. The day before the hearing was the day after Robert Foster was taken off parole for his previous Armed Robberies, Furniture Store Robberies, Here and Here and also his FOUR  Escapes from jail Here and attempted murder for shooting at a teacher Here Thankfully failing to hit her with the bullet he fired from his gun at her. When William Thomas Zeigler Jr’s attorney’s asked Detective Don Frye where Robert Foster was Frye claimed Robert Foster was just a big mistake. It was a name that accidentally got into his mind. Here

2017 DNA Cert Petition filed with the United States Supreme Court September 05, 2017 Here

It has taken years of in-depth pro bono investigation work to compile all of the documents available on this website

This website contains the copyrighted work product of Tommy’s Zeigler’s investigator Lynn-Marie Carty

Florida Death Row Inmate William Thomas Zeigler aka Tommy Zeigler Is Innocent Remains Caged 41 Years


Tommy Zeigler Case July 23, 2017. William Thomas Zeigler Jr. is still waiting on death row in Florida for justice.

William Thomas Zeigler Jr. turned 72 July 25, 2017. He has spent 41 years suffering, innocent in a cage on death row in Florida.
Tommy Zeigler says, “Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty has solved my case.”
Tommy Zeigler says, “There are no more loose ends. This puzzle is put together.”  Click Here
Tommy Zeigler says, “Here’s the evidence that ties it all together that no one ever looked at.” Click Here
Tommy Zeigler’s brother in law Perry Edwards Jr. Is the true mastermind of the quadruple 1975 murders

In February 1976 FBI Reports Proved All The States Blood ” Evidence” Against Zeigler Was Bogus

Judge Maurice Paul overrides jury recommendation at 1976 trial after sending in drugs for holdout juror without informing Mr. Zeigler’s defense lawyers in the death penalty case of William Thomas Zeigler click here to hear juror who was drugged tell her truth.

It has taken years of hard work to compile all of the documents available on this website. This website contains the work product of investigator Lynn-Marie Carty.

Tommy Zeigler Florida Supreme Court Appeal Filed November 23, 2016 Here Please read the newly filed appeal and review the astonishing investigation findings over the past 5 years of Mr. Zeigler’s pro bono, private investigator Lynn-Marie Carty. 

Tommy Zeigler May 8, 2017 Motion for Rehearing Florida Supreme Court Here Florida Supreme Court June 6, 2017 
DNA Motion Filed July 2, 2015
Memorandum Of Law in Support of DNA Motion Filed July 2, 2015
State Of Florida’s Response To Tommy Zeigler’s DNA Testing Request September 23, 2015  Click Here 

Gratitude to Dennis Tracey and David Michaeli of Hogan Lovells New York, NY. for their great work.

Welcome aboard Javier Peral II of Hogan Lovells Miami, FL.

Lady Justice is on the ground, fallen down from the weight of the evidence of the innocence of William Thomas Zeigler.

Please contact Mr. Zeigler’s investigator Lynn-Marie Carty, if you have any information about the murders  727.201.4222 E-Mail  and Please also visit us at 

Tommy Zeigler has endured 41 years of suffering wrongfully. Tampa Bay Times Here Local Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty Hopes Evidence Will Help Free Death Row Inmate and Washington Post  

William Thomas Zeigler aka ” Tommy” Booked 1975  Now In 2017 Still Waiting For Justice    

State Attorney Jeff Ashton’s Cardinal Sin In 2004 In Order To Keep Mr. Zeigler From Being Exonerated

After working for months reviewing every word of the trial transcripts Tommy Zeigler’s Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty uncovered Jeff Ashton’s 2004 cardinal sin. Ashton refuses to speak about the lie investigator Carty has uncovered. In 2004 Ashton told the lie in open court in order to preserve his own ego, career and the conviction of Tommy Zeigler. Here is the truth of the lie that was uncovered 5 years ago by Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty. Jeff Ashton’s 2004 lie about Tommy’s fingerprint in a rubber glove found at crime scene Click Here It’s all a lie. This is why the conviction of William Thomas Zeigler must be overturned now and a new trial granted. This lie and the proof of it was sent by Investigator Carty to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Tommy Zeigler with his Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty. She has worked on Tommy’s case pro bono full time for 6 1/2 years. It’s obvious to those who have studied the case facts over the past 41 years that Tommy Zeigler is innocent. After 37 years of not knowing who really did it or why, Tommy Zeigler’s case was finally solved. As a result of her years of dedication to the case, Investigator Carty has unearthed the exonerating facts and uncovered the hidden truth regarding the real mastermind of the murders and his motive. Tommy Zeigler’s own brother in law Perry Edwards Jr. is the man who is responsible for the murders. Perry Edwards Jr. hired the gang of men who participated in the murders. They were going to be paid $1,000.00 each. Little did the hired gang know that Perry Edwards Jr.  had plans to get rid of them too, after they completed what he hired them to do. Prosecution Detective Don Frye ” danced with the devil” when he went so far as to use Perry Edwards Jr. as the state’s confidential informant on the case!  When recalling his relationship with Perry Edwards Jr. several years ago, the lead detective for the prosecution Don Frye freely admits to having sleep overs at each other’s homes during the course of the case. Click Here Mr. Zeigler’s lawyers have filed the truth, along with the newly uncovered evidence in a new motion for DNA testing. They argued the facts before The Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead on March 31, 2016.  DNA Denied Tommy Zeigler 2016. Judge Reginald Whitehead has ruled to DENY Tommy Zeigler’s request for DNA testing July 18, 2016  

P.I. Magazine October 2016 P.I. Lynn-Marie Carty: Her work may free Tommy Zeigler from Florida’s Death Row 

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Breaking News! Meet the new Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. She cares about justice for ALL!

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 “I’m a fighter, and at some point goodness does win. At some point, what you believe in, wholesome, what’s right, what stands, can win, and I never gave up on that,” said Aramis Ayala.

Pictured below meet the loser, former Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton 

Jeff Ashton sitting in the courtroom fighting against DNA testing for 72 year old Tommy Zeigler caged on Florida’s death row for 41 years

Take a look at Jeff Ashton and his flock in the courtroom. These are the faces of the people who are against allowing Tommy Zeigler DNA testing to continue to prove his innocence. Perry Edwards Jr.’s Family. Why? There’s Perry Jr.’s daughter Jenny Melissa Edwards who Perry Jr. punched in the face and forced to have an abortion when she was pregnant, for Court Document proof Click Here.  There’s Perry Edwards Jr.’s other daughter Ginger Edwards, along with Perry Edwards Jr’s wife Sandra May Edwards. Sandra May is the one who filed court documents telling a judge that her husband Perry Edwards Jr. told her he was going to kill her and had committed horrible beatings on his entire family. For Court Document Click Here. They are sitting with their protector Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton of the Ashley Madison Sex Scandal Fame and the Friend Finder Website Sex Scandal. We all know DNA proves the TRUTH. These people look scared to death to allow the truth to be known to the public by allowing DNA testing for Tommy Zeigler. Why are they fighting so hard to prevent the truth from coming out? We know the answer. We have solved the case. Take a look at the real mastermind of the Zeigler Christmas Eve  Murders, Perry Edwards Jr. Click Here

In 2012 Tommy Zeigler’s Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty tracked down and interviewed eye ear witnesses from the night of the murders who have never been heard by the court. Their names are Linda and Ken Roach.

Eye, Ear Witnesses Ken and Linda Roach (video)

Ken Roach, his wife Linda and their children, were on the scene when the murders occurred. Then they contacted the Orange County, FL. State Attorneys Office to share the information their ears heard and their eyes saw. They were told their information was not needed. Ken Roach and his wife Linda saw and heard the most important evidence of all in the Zeigler case. They passed two polygraph tests regarding what they saw and heard that night. Their sworn statements tell it all.

Ken Roach 1  Ken Roach 2  Ken Roach 3   Linda Roach 1  Linda Roach 2  Linda Roach 3

Here’s my lingering question to one of the journalist who wrote about the Zeigler case in 1975: How does a journalist feel upon being notified that he was duped by police sources in 1975 when writing a series of stories that helped wrongfully convict a man of quadruple murder? What would that reporter have to say about this all these years later in 2016?

On December 31, 1975 journalist Paul Jenkins wrote these words in the Orlando Newspaper The Sentinel Star. The headline read,” Witness At Killings Begs For Jail”.  Click Here Then reporter Paul Jenkins went on to write all about the key material witness. Paul Jenkins wrote that a key material witness was begging to be put in jail. Click Here Reporter Paul Jenkins wrote that  POLICE SOURCES were giving him information on this key material witness. His name was Robert Foster. In that newspaper story, Paul Jenkins who is now an award winning, respected, career journalist wrote: ” Police Sources said Foster never entered the store. They said Mays walked in first, discovered a woman’s body on the floor, and yelled to Foster to ” get out of here.”  Click Here My question to Paul Jenkins is how did he feel a few weeks after he wrote these series of stories about the Zeigler quadruple murder case and Robert Foster’s actions in the case, when the state’s lead investigator Detective Don Frye, who had typed Robert Foster’s name on the arrest report of Mr. Zeigler 4 times, Click Here, then declared that there was really no key material witness in the case by the name of Robert Foster after all?! Click Here and Click Here and Click Here and Click Here Did Sentinel Star reporter Paul Jenkins ever wonder why for 3 full weeks up until the day of the preliminary hearing the state let these lies continue to be printed in the newspaper with the name of key material witness Robert Foster clearly stated in his stories, the same name the state subsequently claimed was all wrong 3 weeks later? Could this be the reason why the state made Robert Foster into a typo? Click Here ( By his own admission on the telephone speaking to Zeigler’s investigator Lynn-Marie Carty, Robert Foster said he was let out of prison on parole in the summer of 1975 and delivered to Orange County, Florida by law enforcement.)  Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty has e-mailed all of this information to Paul Jenkins but he has yet to reply.

How far did the Orange County, Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton go to keep a wrongful conviction and avoid admitting the truth of the big ” mistake?”  Here is a letter sent by Mr. Zeigler’s investigator, Lynn-Marie Carty to Florida Governor Rick Scott on April 20, 2016 requesting he investigate Orange County, Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton Click Here Also see the following attachments, Florida Bar Complaint filed on September 8, 2015. Page 1 Page 2 Florida Bar Response Page 1 Page 2 John Robert Eagan arguing at trial Tommy’s blood was on Mr. Edwards shirt Click Here John Robert Eagan cross-examined Tommy about Mr. Edwards blood on his shirt Click Here Jeff Ashton’s 2004 lie about Tommy’s fingerprint in a rubber glove found at crime scene Click Here Jeff Ashton at 2004 hearing intimating to the court that Tommy performed a homosexual sex act on the dead body of Charlie Mays Page 1 Page 2  Page 3  Now Jeff Ashton has the nerve to say, ” It would be nice to get Zeigler done.” Click Here

State Attorney Jeff Ashton Fought Hard To Keep Tommy Zeigler Caged

Orlando Prosecutor Now State Attorney Jeff Ashton August 29, 2012 Click Here

DNA Testing Proved That State Attorney Jeff Ashton’s Statement On Unsolved Mysteries About Key Blood Evidence Is A Lie Click Here Tommy DID NOT Have His Father In-Laws Blood On The Under Arm Of His Shirt.

If Ashton is so sure that DNA testing won’t make any difference why is he so against it? The taxpayers are not paying for it.

Tommy Zeigler Transcript March 31, 2016 Hearing Click Here. Why would the Orange County Florida State Attorney’s Office fight so hard against DNA testing if they are true to the oaths they took to be on a pursuit of the truth? Ego’s? Politics? Career’s? State Of Florida’s Response And Objection To Motion For Discovery February 22, 2016 Click Here

William Thomas Zeigler April 6, 2016 Defendant’s Response to state submission regarding the state’s new raincoat argument  Click Here State Attorney Orange County Florida Response April 7, 2016  Click Here  Defendant’s Response In Opposition To The State’s Motion To Strike April 8, 2016 Click Here

At 1976 Zeigler murder trial key prosecution witness Felton Thomas testified Tommy Zeigler took him to an orange grove on the night of the murders and told him to fire some guns. Click Here and Click Here for Felton Thomas 1976 testimony. Now Felton Thomas says he never touched or fired any of the guns. Felton says that when the police asked him on the night of the murders if he fired any of the guns he told them NO! To hear Felton in his own words Click Here

Jeff Ashton also told the judge that Tommy Zeigler needed to say on death row because of the testimony of Felton Thomas.  Click Here Felton Thomas has recently recanted major elements of his trial testimony. Felton Thomas now says he was never shown a lineup, that police told him they had their man and their man was Tommy Zeigler and contrary to his trial testimony Felton Thomas also says now that he never touched or fired any of the murder weapons. Click Here

Transcript of conversation with Felton Thomas Jr. now Felton Thomas says he never fired or touched any of the guns, that he was NEVER shown a line up and that the police told him who it was.


OFFICIAL FBI LAB REPORTS KNOWN SINCE FEBRUARY 26, 1976 PROVES NONE OF THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE MATCHED WILLIAM THOMAS ZEIGLER JR. HOWEVER… At a 2004 Court Hearing on the Zeigler case held before the Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead, while discussing the DNA results, Orange County, Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton put damning false information on the court record in open court in front of the Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead. The false information has never been corrected in the court record. The Orange County Florida Prosecutors Office has had These FBI Lab Results since February 26, 1976, but that did not stop State Attorney Jeff Ashton from telling the court and the Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead the damning false information that William Thomas Zeigler’s fingerprint was found in the torn of tip of a rubber glove found at the crime scene. Jeff Ashton claimed that is one of the reasons why Mr. Zeigler must stay in his cage on death row in Florida where he has been for almost 40 years. Please tell us when is it ok to put fraud upon the court in a quadruple death penalty case by a State Attorney? Tommy Zeigler is innocent.

Tommy Zeigler’s full time pro bono Investigator  Lynn-Marie Carty with has worked hard to solve Mr. Zeigler case

Tommy Zeigler’s full time pro bono Investigator  Lynn-Marie Carty with has worked hard to solve Mr. Zeigler case. She continues to fight for his exoneration. Working together with Investigator Carty, former Pinellas County Sheriff’s Captain Cal Dennie has completed important investigation work on the Zeigler case.

Police Dispatcher Mary Wallace tells of” Bloody Gun In Corn Plant,” removed from crime scene during Zeigler murder investigation Click Here 

Prosecution Detective Don Frye Lied when he said the Van of Charlie Mays was never processed for fingerprints. Click Here 

William Thomas Zeigler Jr. Tampa Bay Times July 4, 2015 and  February 22, 2014 

Tommy Zeigler Sheriff Everett Rice December 22, 2015 Click Here 

Tommy Zeigler NBC WESH Orlando TV news November 9, 2015 6:00 PM Click Here for a news story about the case of Florida Death Row Inmate William Thomas Zeigler by WESH reporter Greg Fox. Also please Click Here for full 30 minute raw interview with Tommy Zeigler and Greg Fox.

Tommy Zeigler NBC WESH Orlando TV News November 10, 2015 Click Here reporter Greg Fox talks about the hope that William Thomas Zeigler Jr. still has to obtain justice after being caged on Florida’s death row for almost 40 years.

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Tommy Zeigler Orlando Sentinel September 26, 2015  Scott Maxwell Tommy Zeigler Deserves DNA Testing

William Thomas Zeigler Daily Pilot September 26, 2015 Scott Maxwell

Tommy Zeigler Speaks Of His Truth Serum Tests, Polygraph Test And His DNA Test Requests Click Here

After hearing Tommy Zeigler’s comments in the video clip posted above, it is important to put his comments about the Orlando Sentinel into context. The Former Vice President of the Orlando Sentinel Dave Burgin admitted that his newspaper’s flawed journalism in 1975 helped wrongfully convict Tommy Zeigler. Here is the clemency letter Mr. Burgin wrote to then Governor Jeb Bush. Mr. Zeigler is now elated and most grateful that recently in 2015 times have changed at the Orlando Sentinel. Tommy is extremely pleased at the recent efforts of Orlando Sentinel journalist Scott Maxwell’s attempt to write the fair and balanced truth about his wrongful conviction.

Pinellas County Sheriff Everett Rice

Pinellas County FL. Former Sheriff Everett Rice says he believes that William Thomas Zeigler is innocent

Zeigler Prosecution Blood Sexpert Herb MacDonnell

Tommy Zeigler’s Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty’s letter/report to child molester, State Of Florida’s blood expert Herbert MacDonell regarding lies about the Zeigler case in his book titled ” The Evidence Never Lies.”  Click Here

Dr. Herb MacDonell prosecution blood Expert in William Thomas Zeigler Jr. December 25, 1975 murder case whose testimony keeps Tommy Zeigler caged on Florida’s Death Row for 39 years Is arrested for Sexpert and Sextortionist abuse.

Tommy Zeigler 2015 State Of Florida’s Blood Sexpert Dr. Herbert Leon MacDonell Cannot Be Trusted. He has been molesting young girls since 1968. Dr. Herbert Leon MacDonell is a forensic fraud. His critical testimony in the Zeigler case has been proven wrong though DNA testing. He claimed Tommy Zeigler held his father in law in a head lock and beat him to death. DNA proved Dr. Herb MacDonell who is a Sexual Predator was all wrong about Tommy Zeigler beating and killing his father in law. Dr. Herb MacDonell also lied about sexually abusing young girls. Dr, Herb MacDonell was arrested for his crimes or sexually abusing little girls. Here is Dr Herb MacDonell’s mugshotHighly respected victim, his niece Karen Austin, filed a motion/affidavit in support of DNA testing for Mr. Zeigler. 

This blood expert stated that he believed Tommy Zeigler was of the ” AC/DC persuasion.” The expert also went along with the prosecution’s flawed theory that Tommy Zeigler was a closet homosexual caught cheating on his wife with other men and that was his motive for the Zeigler furniture store murders. This same man Dr. Herb MacDonell has now been arrested multiple times for sex crimes against young women. DNA testing also proved Dr. Herb MacDonell was wrong when he testified that Tommy Zeigler had his father in laws blood on his shirt from beating him to death while holding him in a headlock.

Both police reports of both robberies were hidden from the defense, judge and jury by the prosecution by the Orange County, Florida State Attorney’s Office on a quadruple murder death penalty case.

Click here for Robbery Map

How many armed robberies could logically occur within feet of, directly across the street from and within the hours of quadruple murders, and not be connected to the murders? Tommy’s brother in law hired the gang of men to commit the murders. Several of the men ran across the street with their guns. One tried to rob the Gulf station. Two of the others were seen standing between the TG&Y Store and Food World looking suspicious by witnesses who filed an official police report stating they had a gun. They were thought to have been trying to rob female officer Cindy Blalock as she was assisting the TG&Y store manager with a money escort but in the middle of her assistance she was called to get over to the Zeigler store quickly, there had been a robbery. 

William Thomas Zeigler Had A Brother-In-Law Perry Edwards Jr. He Was The Real Mastermind Of The Murders

Florida Private Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty With Florida Death Row Inmate Tommy Zeigler Found Court Documents Prove Perry Edwards Jr. Beat His Own Family

After ” living” for 37 years in a cage on Florida’s death row, William Thomas Zeigler Jr.’s pro bono investigator Lynn-Marie Carty, unearthed exonerating evidence in his horrific 1975 quadruple murder case. Tommy Zeigler has spent the past 38 years wondering what really did happen on that tragic Christmas Eve. Now the truth has finally come into the light. The newly unearthed details were hiding in plain sight for decades just below the surface waiting to be exposed. They prove that it was really Tommy’s brother-in-law from Georgia, Perry Edwards Jr. who was the mastermind of the murders, who hired the gang of killers. Now we know that Perry Edwards Jr’s true motive was money, greed, jealously, loss of power and control. The truth has been uncovered in official documents and records. An extensive Investigative report done on Tommy Zeigler’s case by his investigator Lynn-Marie Carty has revealed who the real mastermind of the Zeigler murders was. That report has been given to Mr. Zeigler attorneys to include the recently uncovered facts in a new appeal that was filed on July 2, 2015. Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead is reviewing the current motion asking for DNA testing so Mr. Zeigler can prove is innocence, be exonerated and most importantly be given back his good name, Mr. William Thomas Zeigler Jr. While Perry Edwards Jr. was still alive, well and actively harassing them, his family members came forward with their stories of the abuse, control and humiliation they suffered over decades of dealing with him. Perry Edwards Jr. threatened to burn down the home of his granddaughters father-in-law, Deputy Gene Jones if she and her son went back there to live with her husband Chris. Within a month the home, one patrol car and another vehicle were burned to the ground. The prosecution ” Danced with the Devil” to convict William Thomas Zeigler Jr. The prosecution used information provided to them by a snake in the grass. The snake was Tommy Zeigler’s brother-in-law Perry Edwards Jr. He was  the real mastermind of the murders and the state used him as their confidential informant to arrest Tommy Zeigler. 

For 37 Years there was a Snake In The Grass hiding in plain sight supplying the prosecution with lies aka “information” about his brother in law Tommy Zeigler to help secure his wrongful conviction.

Perry Edwards Jr. Snake in the Grass

Perry Edwards Jr. is the true master of the murders for which Tommy Zeigler remains caged 40 years, innocent. It was not the loan sharks or the KKK who conspired to frame Tommy. It was Tommy Zeigler’s brother in law Perry Edwards Jr.. He was the snake in the grass hiding in plain sight. The state of Florida used Perry Edwards Jr. as their confidential informant. He fed them vicious lies about Tommy Zeigler. His lies are documented. The state’s investigator Don Frye said on tape that he had sleep overs at Perry Edwards Jr’s house. Who does that in a murder case?

Click here for Court Documents filed by Perry Edwards Jr.’s wife stating exactly what his family shared with Zeigler’s investigator in taped interviews. He beat, abused and threatened to kill his own family.

Brave family of the real mastermind Perry Edwards Jr. came forward to tell all they knew while he was still alive and taunting them

N. JonesChris Jones

New Witnesses From Georgia Family Members Of Tommy Zeigler’s Brother-In-Law Perry Edwards Jr. Share All They Have Suffered

“Perry Edwards Jr. punched his pregnant daughter in the face with his balled up fist and dropped her to the floor, just like you would punch a man. Then he brought her to have an abortion.”

Nicole Jones, was controlled by the violent temper and abuse of her Grandfather Perry Edwards Jr. Her father Tom, was Perry Jr.s former son in law. Tom witnessed Perry Edwards Jr.’s violence first hand as he pummeled his pregnant daughter, Nicole’s mother Jenny, in the face during her first pregnancy. Tom saw Perry Jr. punch his “daughter in the face and drop her like a man,” right before his eyes. Nicole’s husband Chris Jones and her father-in-law Deputy Gene Jones, have all shared important, startling, facts about Perry Edwards Jr. with Mr. Zeigler’s investigator. Chris Jones shared some of his violent experiences with Perry Edwards Jr. who, just as court documents prove, has beaten and threatened to kill his family on a regular basis over the years.  Deputy Gene Jones used his expertise in law enforcement combined with his personal knowledge of the character of his daughter- in-law’s grandfather and provided extremely valuable information to Mr. Zeigler’s investigator regarding Perry Edwards Jr. Court documents have now been unearthed that support this new witness information. Mr. Zeigler’s investigator, Lynn-Marie Carty went to interview Mrs. Lizzie Parker and her sister in Georgia.

Tom Orrick   The Parker Sisters With Investigator Carty

They provided more information regarding the actions of Perry Edwards Jr. at the time of the 1975 Christmas Eve murders. Mrs. Lizzie Parker who was the former teachers aide to Mrs. Virginia Edwards was with her on the last day she was a teacher before she was murdered. Mrs. Parker knew that Mrs. Virginia was excited to be taking her granddaughter on the fateful trip to Florida for the 1975 Christmas holiday, but when Perry Sr. and his wife Virginia  Edwards’ arrived to pick up their granddaughter at Perry Jr.s home, she was not allowed to go with them. Perry Edwards Jr.’s wife Sandra told her daughter she could not go on the trip because ” there might be trouble down there.” It was Mrs.Parker’s husband, the game warden who accompanied the pastor who went to the home of Perry Edwards Jr. on Christmas morning to inform him of the murders of his parents and sister. Mr. Parker came home and told his wife Lizzie Parker that Perry Edwards Jr. had the strangest reaction to hearing the news. He said that Perry Jr. acted like he already knew they were murdered. Nicole Jones, also shared knowledge that Eunice Edwards Zeigler’s beloved antique diamond dinner ring that was stolen from her finger as she lay dead at the crime scene, ended up in the possession of Eunice’s brother Perry Jr.’s wife Sandra May Edwards in Moultrie, Georgia. In July 1983 Sandra May Edward filed for divorce from Perry Edwards Jr. but soon after canceled it. She filed for divorce a second time the following year. The divorce became final in March 6, 1984. The final divorce papers were mailed to Perry Jr. on April 14, 1984. It was at that very same time period that people from Georgia stated writing to Tommy and visiting him, asking Tommy Zeigler questions about his brother-in-law Perry Jr. They wanted to know if Tommy knew of his brother-in-laws whereabouts and activities on the night of the murders, Christmas Eve 1975. All of the sudden, out of the blue the people from Georgia started asking Tommy so many questions about Perry Jr. that it prompted Tommy to write a letter to his mother Beulah on May 7, 1984. In Tommy’s letter to his mother he asked her the same questions that he was being asked. It seems that once the divorce was final, Perry Jr.’s former wife Sandra started sharing the truth about him. That ball stopped rolling when Sandra May Edwards’ new love interest passed away. Sandra May Edwards went back to live with Perry Edwards Jr. All of the newly uncovered investigation information, evidence and documents are in  case work books made by Tommy’s investigator, Lynn-Marie Carty. Copies were given exclusively to Tommy Zeigler’s lawyers by his investigator. On July 2, 2015 a brand new DNA motion was filed. It was also rejected by the courts. Today Tommy sits on death row in his cage. He’s waited 41 years for justice and exoneration from his wrongful conviction of the 1975 Christmas Eve murders, in a state where the governor at the helm has signed the most death warrants during his term than any other Florida governor in the history of the state. Also, Florida just happens to be the home state of the most wrongful convictions out of any other state in the United States Of America. Tommy’s lawyers continue to fight with their spectacular motions. 

By Dennis Wallace  (original by Merle Haggard)

Sing Me Back Home

Executive Producer Lynn-Marie Carty Documentary ” A Question of Innocence” Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery documentary says Winter Garden furniture store owner was cheated of justice

The Winter Garden furniture-store owner on death row for the Christmas Eve 1975 murders of his wife and three others is the subject of a new television documentary now airing, which aims to make the case he never received a fair trial. The documentary ” A Question Of Innocence,” is about Tommy Zeigler. He is now 72 years old, and has been unsuccessfully battling his murder conviction for almost four decades. Zeigler had exhausted his appeals and was considered ” death ready.” On July 2, 2015 Mr. Zeigler’s defense team filed a new motion asking the state of Florida to drop it’s opposition to allowing Tommy Zeigler to have complete DNA testing in order to prove his innocence. 

“Knowing Tommy Zeigler is innocent, ignoring it and failing to urgently take all actions available to free him, is a moral injustice that should be punished to the full extent of the law as a crime of cruelty upon our fellow man. If there is not a law against that, there needs to be.” Lynn-Marie Carty, Investigator.

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