A true story that will shock you to your core: (this is just an initial draft, more will be added soon)
First, thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is William John Ziegler, and while I am unable to personally make this post, it is being done on my behalf. I fear, that if I don’t get the facts out in a public forum and do it now … well, I might find that more of my life will be stolen … or worse!
Once you hear the additional facts that never saw the light of day in a courtroom, you WILL be left totally stunned. (These facts will come later)
I need to tell you my true story (almost 13 years so far) of injustice that affected, not just my life and my family’s lives (this has had a profoundly negative effect on my little sister whom has epilepsy), but also denies true justice for the victim himself. A story that’s so twisted and bizarre, it’s got all the makings for a best selling crime novel. I can assure you it’s not fiction, but in fact, it is all too real.
Imagine, one night you’re relaxing after a hard day of work. Some friends come by to have a few drinks – then everything that can go wrong does. The next thing you know, your life is out of your control and becomes a living nightmare – you find, instead of building a life – you’re convicted of a Capital Murder you had no part of and given a sentence of death! You ask yourself, “How can this happen?”
Take one Detective, possibly trying to protect one of their own family members; another Detective that has no problems with committing perjury for a fellow officer and friend; then add to the mix, an over-zealous Assistant District Attorney, [probably looking to boost her career] willing to present false witness testimony, alter facts, misrepresent the code of law – and you have all the makings for a wrongful conviction.
But wait … that’s not all! For the icing on the cake – add court appointed attorney, Habib Yazdi [FKA Habib Yazdtchi] that could barely speak English and either didn’t understand the law or just didn’t care. I’m guessing he didn’t care, considering this same attorney was disciplined by the Alabama Bar for pulling a [loaded] gun in court during his own divorce proceedings. He also allegedly chained/attached himself to a light-pole/lamppost another time, and yet another time, threw his body down in the middle of a main avenue during heavy traffic… well, you’re getting this picture aren’t you? (You are going to learn a lot more about all these people later) Link: List of Alabama Attorneys disciplined for misconduct, scroll to bottom of page.
It’s taken almost 13 agonizing years but the facts are finally coming forth. But, despite the fact real evidence finally made it into Court, and despite the fact a Judge has granted me a new trial, I have learned that the Attorney General of Alabama, Luther Strange, intends to appeal the Judge’s Order, instead of admitting they were/did wrong! I guess in Alabama it’s more about saving face, rather than justice. Read Lagniappe article here
Please, allow me the opportunity to put forth some facts and information, before you make any determinations or come to any conclusions. I ask you to keep an open mind, check out the facts, then absorb the reality of my situation: I am an innocent man on Alabama’s death row.
If you think a person can’t be convicted without any evidence – think again. Unfortunately, the justice system is truly blind at times. Sometimes a trial is more about politics and in some cases, it’s about law enforcement protecting their own – at all costs, even if it means the life of an innocent person.
During my original Trial, the truth never made it to Court. Only lies and twisted versions of ‘circumstances’ where presented. While I can’t speak for all other cases, I can tell you:
It’s not about the real facts – it’s what’s deemed as “admissible” in court. Or what they define as so called evidence: Perjured testimony and withheld truths, to incite rage and outrage by my community – a sure-fire way to ensure a conviction and steer the public away from the real truth.
- Assailant(s) was Right-handed (I’m left handed)
- Forensic evidence proved Victim was murdered at a different – time, place and manner than what prosecutor claimed in court
- The only thing linking me to the crime was perjured testimony
- Most of the wounds were inflicted after the victim was already deceased (I have my own theories on this)
- The total amount of wounds included every scratch and scrap (another means to create outrage?)
- Prosecutor stated “no knives were recovered” when in fact, she knew, not only had they retrieved my (uncleaned) pocket knife, but they tested it for blood, more than once and couldn’t find even a minuet trace of victim DNA
- All [real] evidence which exonerated me was withheld
- Court Appointed attorney was totally incompetent (and actually engaged in reprehensible actions that gave the appearance of guilt
- I requested (the court denied) a polygraph test, under the administration of Sodium Pentathol – so there would be no doubt to the veracity of my answers
More to come soon …