Westmoreland County Bench/Bar presentation

On June 9, 2016, three members of the Free Zeke Defense Team, Marc Simon, Jim Ramsey, and David Bear, made a presentation to the Westmoreland County Legal Bench/Bar Summer meeting. They outlined the case for Zeke Goldblum wrongful conviction in the 1976 murder of George Wilhelm.

The following two videos capture the entire 150-minute presentation.  Thanks to the Westmoreland County Bar Association both for the opportunity to appear and for the production of the videos.  Special mention goes to Joe Hagan of Network Deposition Services, who shot and produced the video. If you have questions or comments after viewing, please contact us. We also have a brief poll you can take.  Thank you for your interest.

Free Zeke Team Westmoreland Bench/Bar 6:9:16 Part Two from David Bear on Vimeo.


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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.