According to William “Tommy” Zeigler’s Citizen Advocate Ray McEachern, this afternoon “LynnMarie Carty will discuss the results of her investigation that has proved the prosecution knowingly presented false testimony about the existence of a material witness to the murders in the Zeigler Furniture Store on Christmas Eve 1975.”
Of course, this knowingly false testimony is not exclusive. Tommy’s 35-year persecution is rife with one misrepresentation after another.
False testimony has been in fashion in Central Florida for over thirty years. So have media coverups of false testimony.
There is no “mistake” involved in never printing the truth about conviction corruption. It is the most vile and cold-blooded of deliberate decisions, one that knowingly defrauds the public to pay for the pretend safety of incarcerating innocents, keeping them in harm’s way.
The public deserves to know that State Attorney Lamar accepted transfer of Gary Bennett’s Brevard case despite an incurable taint, and that former prosecutor Jeff Ashton permanently welded Bennett’s case to Tommy Zeigler’s by leveling the same lurid lie at both men, which would have had a reputable media digging deeply into both cases, freeing both men a couple of years ago.
There is no reason why members of the media should have immunity from prosecution for their chosen role in conviction corruption … which is to further it, rather than to end it.