2017 – Habeas Corpus filing

On January 30, 2017, a detailed 66-page Habeas Corpus petition was filed with the US Court of Appeals Third Circuit asking for a new hearing based on newly discovered evidence and revelations from a copy of the FBI report filed for the 1974 land fraud, which had finally been obtained under a freedom of information filing.

Here is the filing: Habeas Corpus Petition 1 30 2017 and the supporting documents: Habeas Corpus exhibits 1 30 2017

It took the three judge panel just three weeks to make their decision, denying the petition on a two to one vote, with no explanation of why they voted the way they did.  Here is that verdict: Habeas Decision



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TV Report on Zeke’s case

It has been more than 20 years since Ken Rice filed this in-depth report on Zeke’s case. 20 years since Zeke’s judge and prosecutor both labeled his trial “A Miscarriage of Justice.”

And 20 years later, Zeke is still in prison, serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.



"Clarence . . . Clarence Miller did this to me." George Wilhelm's dying declaration to police, February 9, 1976 (T.T. 1528).

". . . Goldblum was not the individual who inflicted the fatal stab wounds on Mr. George Wilhelm." Dr. Cyril Wecht, Coroner of Allegheny County in letter to Board of Pardons, September 1, 1994; Henry Lee, Ph.D., report dated February 25, 1997.

"This is the one case in 21 years [as a judge] which seriously troubles my conscience about the result." The Honorable Donald Ziegler as quoted in Michael Bucsko, Judge Haunted by Dying Man's Last Sentences, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 5, 1995.