Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr (June 2003)
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Marilyn Sheppard, 4 months pregnant and mom of a child son, used to be bludgeoned to demise in her Bay Village, Ohio, domestic within the early morning of July four, 1954. the reason for demise used to be twenty-seven blows to the top with a heavy tool. Who took her existence so brutally has been the topic of a lot controversy and debate for almost a half-century.Was it her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, who used to be convicted in what was once then referred to as "the Trial of the Century," within the case that helped encourage the television sequence and the motion picture The Fugitive? Or used to be the killer, as Dr. Sam claimed, a "bushy-haired intruder"? Or may possibly it were Richard Eberling, the window washing machine who labored for the relatives, because the Sheppards' son, Sam Reese Sheppard, believes?Dr. Sam spent ten years in criminal earlier than the U.S. superb courtroom overturned the preliminary verdict in a massive felony determination, choosing that the general practitioner didn't obtain a good trial because of over the top press assurance. Defended by means of F. Lee Bailey in his moment trial in Cleveland, Sheppard was once came upon no longer in charge of his wife's homicide. after which in 2000, in what has been known as "the Retrial of the Century," Sam Reese Sheppard tried to turn out in a civil trial, whereas suing the country of Ohio for hundreds of thousands of greenbacks, that his father were wrongly incarcerated.Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial provides a finished and base line of this debatable case from the viewpoint of the prosecutors. Jack P. DeSario, including co-author William D. Mason, leader legal professional for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, offers all of the evidence, facts, specialist testimony, either outdated and new, and sworn statements of the principals thus, which concluded in April 2000. The jury unanimously stumbled on that Dr. Sheppard was once now not blameless.