‘The Trials of Walter Ogrod’ casts doubt on conviction in ’88 Philly murder

     'The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch that Sent a Man to Death Row,' byThomas Lowenstein, comes out Saturday, April 1.(Cover art provided)

    'The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch that Sent a Man to Death Row,' byThomas Lowenstein, comes out Saturday, April 1.(Cover art provided)

    Four-year-old Barbara Jean Horn was murdered on July 12, 1988 after wandering outside of the rowhome where she lived in Northeast Philadelphia with her parents, John and Sharon Fahy.

    A new book casts doubt on the guilt of the man convicted for her murder.

    Walter Ogrod, a neighbor of the Fahy’s, confessed after a lengthy interrogation.  He was convicted despite the absence of any physical evidence.  Now 52, Ogrod sits on death row.  Thomas Lowenstein is the author of the new book “The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch that Sent a Man to Death Row,” which comes out Saturday, April 1. 

    Thomas Lowenstein spoke with NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller. Listen to their conversation below.

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