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.