Dennis H. Tracey, III and John Houston Pope filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. In plain English: the New York defense team for Zeigler asked the USSC to review the decision of the Florida Supreme Court. This petition argued that the lower court incorrectly decided an important question of law, and that the mistake should be fixed to prevent confusion in similar cases. It is explained here.
I have written a long series of blog posts about this case. It is astonishing how many things have gone wrong and nobody cares to look at them one more time. Don’t tell me that Zeigler had a fair trial. Anyone who cares to read the transcripts can see for themselves that he didn’t.
Simple logic defies everything the state presented at trial. If we believe the prosecution, then we have one man who murdered four innocent people, and to avoid getting caught he shot himself in the abdomen avoiding all major organs.
One huge problem with this theory: the four dead bodies were treated differently by whoever killed them. Three were shot by a killer who clearly could not care less whether they left traces behind, whereas around one dead body someone clearly cleaned up.
If one person was responsible for all four killings, why would that person bother to clean up around one dead body but not around the others? The state’s theory does not make sense. In this post I explain the crime scene. Warning: graphic content. All blog posts that mention Zeigler are here.