In 1998, Zachary Witman was 15 years old when he was accused of his brother’s murder. At the age of 20, he was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is currently 31 years old and living out his sentence at the Smithfield Correctional Institution.
Ron Witman is the father of Zachary and Gregory. At the time of Gregory’s murder, he was a software salesman, and was flying to Chicago for a business trip. He, along with Sue, is still fighting to exonerate Zachary.
David McGlaughlin is the attorney who represented Zachary Witman in his 2003 trial.
Timothy Barker was the Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Zachary Witman’s trial. He believes that the evidence points to Zachary’s guilt.
Cristina Gutierrez was initially Zachary’s defense attorney. However, due to her declining health and subsequent failure to complete the required paperwork, she was dismissed by the Witmans several months before the trial and was eventually replaced by David McGlaughlin.
Stan Rebert worked as a Prosecutor in Zachary Witman's trial with Timothy Barker and Tom Kelly.
Deborah Calhoun testified at Zachary Witman's trial as an expert on blood spatter. Her research led her to believe in Zachary's guilt.
Jeff Stein is a private investigator currently re-investigating the case. He is a former first responder and expert on crime scene investigation.
George Matheis Jr.
George Matheis is a former Maryland police officer and an edged weapon specialist. He is currently re-investigating the murder weapon said to be used in this case.
Gregory Witman was 13 years old when he was brutally murdered in his home in York, PA.
Amelia “Sue” Witman is the mother of Zachary and Gregory. At the time of Gregory’s murder, she was working as an Operations Manager at a Bank in Maryland. She still fights tirelessly to appeal Zachary’s case, and believes in her son’s innocence.
Judge John Uhler
Judge Uhler convicted Zachary Witman to mandatory life without parole in May of 2003. He later granted Zachary a new trial in 2007 on account of ineffective counsel. The granting of the new trial was later reversed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Roger Goodfellow was the Lead Detective of Gregory Witman’s murder case. He contends that Zachary Witman is guilty and testified against Zachary in his 2003 trial.
James Childs was the first police officer to arrive on the scene of the crime, and was the Chief of Police in New Freedom, PA at the time. He testified against Zachary Witman during the trial.
Tom Kelly was partnered with Timothy Barker as a Prosecutor in Zachary Witman's trial.
Erynn Jeffrey was a classmate and friend of Gregory Witman’s. She called the Witman house at 3:09 pm on October 2, the day of the murder, and an unidentified person picked up, then hung up the phone. She called again at 3:15 and spoke to Zachary, testifying that he was not out of breath and "sounded just like Zach" who told her that Gregory wasn’t home yet.
Amy Adelson is the current lawyer for Zachary Witman, managing his appeal process.