Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sheppard Murder Case
In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954, while her seven-year-old son lay sleeping in the next room, Marilyn Reese Sheppard, the pregnant wife of Dr. Sam H. Sheppard, was bludgeoned to death in the family's home in Bay Village, a West Side suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Before anything even remotely approaching a complete investigation was conducted, an overzealous media called for Dr. Sheppard's arrest. Under such unprecedented pressure from the media, police and prosecutors rushed to indict, try, and convict Dr. Sheppard. After Dr. Sheppard served ten years in prison, the United States Supreme Court overturned his conviction, ruling he was denied a fair trial because of excessive prejudicial press coverage and the judge's inability (or unwillingness) to control the courtroom's "carnival" atmosphere. At a second trial, represented by F. Lee Bailey, Dr. Sheppard was found innocent of his wife's murder.
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Just as the O.J. Simpson case is the trial of the 1990s, the Sam Sheppard case was the trial of the 1950s and 1960s. Because of pretrial publicity and the police department's sloppy investigation, Dr ... Read full review
Great book, However I am a great friend of Oscar Henderson and he has an even better version about what really happened in their case together.
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