William T. Montgomery: Too Much Doubt To Execute

Despite maintaining his innocence before, during, and since his trial, William T. Montgomery has been on death row for over 31 years for the 1986 murders of Cynthia Tincher and Debra Ogle in Lucas County, Ohio. Even in light of significant doubts about his guilt, Montgomery is scheduled to be executed on April 11, 2018.

Key concerns include:

  1. No credible evidence ties Montgomery to the murders. Facts in the case point to other suspects, who were never seriously investigated.
  2. Prosecutors withheld evidence including police reports, tips about alternative suspects, physical evidence implicating the co-defendant, and eyewitness accounts that a second car was parked next to Ms. Tincher's car just before she was killed. This information undermines the state's entire theory of the murders.
  3. The only evidence implicating Montgomery in the crime is testimony from Glover Heard, the co-defendant in the case. Heard received a deal from the prosecution in exchange for his testimony. Heard's story changed five times, and only on the fifth time was Montgomery mentioned.


Much of the evidence currently available in this case was discovered six years after Montgomery's flawed conviction.

To review various case documents that raise questions about Montgomery's guilt, click here.

There are significant doubts about the validity of the conviction of William T. Montgomery. Governor John Kasich should not allow the execution on April 11 with so much doubt. The execution of an innocent man is irreversible.

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