It was last April that I first wrote about Tommy Zeigler and the efforts to gain his freedom. But it has been 36 years since the murder he was convicted of occurred. Many believe in Zeigler's innocence, and this time, they claim to have found the real killer.
William Thomas Zeigler Jr. has been on death row since 1976. But even now, efforts to free him continue. Zeigler's defense counsel is pushing for DNA testing in the case. Female Private Investigator and CEO of ReunitePeople.com, Lynn-Marie Carty has been working on the case of late. She believes that Zeigler was not only innocent in these murders, but was himself a victim of the killer.
The last article I wrote about Zeigler told of the press conference where Lynn-Marie Carty presented her discoveries concerning former Oakland Police Chief Robert Thompson, who was the first to arrive at the crime scene at Zeigler’s furniture store and rushed the injured Tommy Zeigler to the hospital. Thompson's daughter appeared with Carty at the press conference to corroborate his shady past. Thompson was involved in gun trafficking and a foiled assassination attempt on the president of Costa Rica, among other things.
Carty believes Thompson, who died in 1999, was involved in a conspiracy to kill Zeigler and then worked to frame him once he survived. The "real killer" may be a man named Robert Foster. Carty continues her research into the case. You can read the latest at the Florida Catholic.