Tommy Zeigler Is Innocent

Innocent Tommy Zeigler Death Row 40 Years  The Truth Has Found It’s Way To The Light”

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

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

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

Florida Death Row Inmate William Thomas Zeigler aka Tommy Zeigler Is Innocent Remains Caged 40 Year

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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.

Tommy Zeigler’s full time pro bono Investigator for over 4 1/2 years Private Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty with has worked hard to solve Mr. Zeigler case and continues to fight for his exoneration..

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

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.

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 Mac Donell 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 Mac Donell who is a Sexual Predator was all wrong about Tommy Zeigler beating and killing his father in law. Dr. Herb Mac Donell also lied about sexually abusing young girls. Dr, Herb Mac Donell 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. Click  Here

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

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

                        Left Perry Edwards Jr. 1976   Right William Thomas Zeigler Jr. 1976

Perry Edwards Jr. Beat And Threatened To Kill His Own Family

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.

“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.”

Orange County, Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton Lied To The Honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead And To The Court In 2004 About Critical Evidence In A Death Penalty Case While Discussing Exonerating DNA Results. That Lie Remains On The Court Record Today. He Refuses To Discuss It. For The Details Click Here  


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?

Judge Maurice Paul over rides jury recommendation after sending in drugs for hold out 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. 

Click here for Robbery Map

Both police reports of both robberies were hidden from the defense by the prosecution. Both robberies were hidden from the jury by the prosecution on a quadruple murder death penalty case.

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.

Florida Private Investigator Lynn-Marie Carty With Death Row Client William Thomas Zeigler Jr.

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

After ” living” for 39 years in a cage on Florida’s death row, William Thomas Zeigler Jr.’s pro bono investigator of 4 years, Lynn-Marie Carty, has recently 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. 

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.

This blood expert stated that he believed Tommy Zeigler was of the ” AC/DC persuasion.” The expert also went along with the prosecutions 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.

“Knowing Tommy Zeigler is innocent and failing to urgently take all actions available to free him is a moral crime that should be punished to the full extent of the law.” Lynn-Marie Carty, Investigator.

N. JonesChris Jones

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

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.

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 Get Him Wrongfully Convicted.

The Brave Family Of The Real Mastermind Perry Edwards Jr. Came Forward To Tell All They Knew Even As He Was Still Taunting Them

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. Today Tommy sits on death row in his cage months away from the 40th anniversary of the 1975 Christmas Eve murders, in a state with a governor at the helm who has signed the second most death warrants during his term than any other Florida governor in the history of the state. Florida just happens to also be the home state of the most wrongful convictions in the United States Of America. Tommy’s lawyers continue to fight with their spectacular DNA motion on file. Now we pray the honorable Judge Reginald Whitehead will grant Tommy Zeiglers request for a hearing and his DNA motion to move forward to prove his innocence and exonerate him.

Sing Me Back Home

By Dennis Wallace  (original by Merle Haggard)

Tommy Zeigler documentary raises “A Question Of Innocence”

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 70 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. That motion is pending right now before Orange County, FL. Judge The Honorable Reginald Whitehead in Orlando, Florida.

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