Death Denied


Medill Justice Project podcast provides rare behind-the-scenes look at investigation of death row inmate’s case


Seven-episode series follows MJP staff and students who spent 10 weeks examining Tommy Zeigler’s conviction


Listen to class strategy sessions, extended cuts of interviews with key subjects and students’ reactions as they search for the truth


Part two of a series


Fallon Schlossman interviews Ralph V. “Terry” Hadley III, who represented William Thomas “Tommy” Zeigler at trial. (Jacqueline Montalvo/The Medill Justice Project)

Fallon Schlossman interviews Ralph V. “Terry” Hadley III, who represented William Thomas “Tommy” Zeigler at trial. (Jacqueline Montalvo/The Medill Justice Project)

By Fallon Schlossman
The Medill Justice Project

2 Responses to Death Denied

  1. Ros Malam says:

    Thank you all for tackling and raising awareness of the plight of Tommy Zeigler! Congratulations for the hard work you have done to objectively unravel the complicated aspects of his case in order to discover and reveal the truth. I am from New Zealand, and sixteen years ago heard about this case through Julie Belding, the President of the NZ Christian Writers guild I attended back then. Julie, also the Editor of the ‘Day Star’ Magazine at the time, had been given the book Fatal Flaw by a contact in Florida… and an invitation to visit Tommy on Death row on her way to a conference in Canada. After hearing about her visit, my late husband and I also read Fatal Flaw – and so began an on-going correspondence and friendship with Tommy. (I have continued to correspond with Tommy; keeping up with the progress (or otherwise) of his case, and advocating wherever possible the facts that I believe clearly point to his innocence. As a dedicated team you have all done an amazing job, and I hope and pray it may have far reaching consequences for Tommy.
    All the very best with this – and future cases….
    Ros Malam

  2. Tony says:

    You guys should throw this on iTunes. You’d no doubt get big downloads given the hype around true crime right now.

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