Blood and Truth

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. About 20 other men are in a si...

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  • 11. Chapter 11: Shapes of Hope

    It's been three years since the last episode of Blood and Truth, and Tommy Zeigler is still on death row. But with the election of a new state attorney comes fresh hope for the DNA testing Ziegler says could set him free after nearly five decades behind bars. Here's the latest.

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  • 10. Chapter 10: Another Chance

    Tommy Zeigler waited on Florida’s death row last year with hope that there would be another chance to test the evidence in his case. Listen to what happened.
  • Coming soon: Chapter 10

    Will prosecutors give Tommy Zeigler another chance at DNA testing?
  • 9. Chapter nine: A Q&A

    Listen to Pulitzer Prize winner Leonora LaPeter Anton talk about what didn’t make it into this series, what’s happening with the Tommy Zeigler case and thoughts about his guilt or innocence.
  • 8. Chapter eight: Finality versus fairness

    Florida’s judicial system is designed to support a jury’s verdict, whether it was right or wrong.
  • 7. Chapter seven: On the row

    Tommy Zeigler has spent more than four decades living in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell and trying not to get angry.
  • 6. Chapter six: Poking holes in the case

    Tommy Zeigler's supporters have spent years chasing clues and re-investigating the murders. Listen to what they've uncovered.