Blood and Truth

A podcast by Tampa Bay Times


13 Episodes

  1. Chapter 11: Shapes of Hope

    Published: 6/26/2023
  2. Chapter 10: Another Chance

    Published: 2/24/2020
  3. Coming soon: Chapter 10

    Published: 2/18/2020
  4. Chapter nine: A Q&A

    Published: 2/19/2019
  5. Chapter eight: Finality versus fairness

    Published: 2/12/2019
  6. Chapter seven: On the row

    Published: 2/5/2019
  7. Chapter six: Poking holes in the case

    Published: 1/29/2019
  8. Chapter five: DNA denied

    Published: 1/22/2019
  9. Chapter four: A split jury

    Published: 1/15/2019
  10. Chapter three: Trial and errors

    Published: 1/8/2019
  11. Chapter two: Murder near the Magic Kingdom

    Published: 1/1/2019
  12. Chapter one: Could he be innocent?

    Published: 12/25/2018
  13. Coming soon: Blood and Truth

    Published: 12/18/2018

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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 similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.