Blood and Truth Podcast, Chapter One: Could he be innocent?

A new limited-run podcast from the Tampa Bay Times explores the murders that put Tommy Zeigler behind bars -- and the evidence that could exonerate him.
Published December 26 2018
Updated December 29 2018

Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses.

A new limited-run podcast from the Tampa Bay Times explores his case. Tampa Bay Times reporter Leonora LaPeter Anton and photographer Cherie Diez, followed Zeigler’s story for eight years, traveling around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people. Diez recorded all the field audio for the podcast. Visit Zeigler on death row, step into the courtroom, and hear from those involved in the police work or prosecution and others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence.

The first episode is available, 43 years after the murders that put Zeigler behind bars. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

Listen to Chapter 1 here

RELATED: Also read the 6-part series, Blood and Truth.