This page archives the application and supporting documents that were filed for Zeke’s application for commutation that was filed in 1998. This was the only one of six applications Zeke has made over the decades (1985, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1998 and 2009) that received a public hearing. The panel of the Board of Pardons denied the commutation on May 6, 1999, as detailed below.
Statement of Facts
- The Three Crimes
- The Prosecutor’s Theory of the Case
- Summary of Goldblum’s Version of the Case
- The State Relies on Miller
- The Trial Evidence
- Personal Background
- General Background
- The Land Fraud
- The Arson
- The Homicide
- The Arrest
- The Trial
- Post Trial & The Direct Appeal
- Applications for Commutation
- What I Have Done With Myself
On May 6, 1999, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons met.
The four-member committee of the Board of Pardons, consisting of board chairman, Lt. Governor Mark Schweiker, Attorney General Mike Fisher, Butler County Prison Warden, Richard Gigliotti, and Louise Williams, the victim representative, met with Goldblum. Following a two-hour meeting with him and 15 minutes of deliberation, the petition was unanimously denied.
Here is a complete transcript of that deliberation. Although 123 pages long, it clearly reveals the thought process of the judicial system.
Post Denial Documents
Deposition of Richard Gigliotti (Warden of Butler Prison) regarding Clarence Miller’s final version of the murder