The wrong man: the final verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder case

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"It began in a quiet suburb of Cleveland before dawn on July 4, 1954, when Marilyn Sheppard, four months pregnant, was bludgeoned to death in her bed. After a cursory investigation, the police accused her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, despite his insistence that he had wrestled with "a bushy-haired intruder" who knocked him unconscious. The murder ignited a firestorm of publicity and speculation that quickly spread from the small town of Bay Village to the rest of the nation. Sheppard narrowly escaped the death penalty, but was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Until The Wrong Man, the full story of this brutal crime and its terrible aftermath has never been told." "Reporter James Neff solves the mystery that continues to fascinate even after almost fifty years, and leads us to the true killer. Over the past ten years Neff has unearthed the secrets of the Sheppard case, accumulating records and interviews so comprehensive and unique that the county prosecutors in the recent civil trial tried to seize his files."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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display_descriptionFinalist for the Edgar Award and one of Ann Rule's top five true-crime titles: The definitive account of the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder mystery "My God . . . I think they've killed Marilyn!" At 5:40 a.m. on July 4, 1954, the mayor of Bay Village, a small suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, received a frantic phone call from his neighbor Dr. Sam Sheppard. The news was too terrible to comprehend: Marilyn, Sam's lovely wife, was dead, her face and torso beaten beyond recognition by an unknown assailant who had knocked Sam unconscious and escaped just before dawn. In the adjacent bedroom, Chip, the Sheppards' seven-year-old son, had slept through the entire ordeal. Almost immediately, the police began to suspect Sam Sheppard. The local press rushed to cast judgment on the handsome, prosperous doctor. After a misguided investigation, Sheppard was arrested and charged with murder. Sentenced to life in prison, he served for nearly a decade before he was acquitted in a retrial. Until his death, he maintained his innocence. Culled from DNA evidence, testimony that was never heard in court, prison diaries, and interviews with the Sheppard family and other key players, The Wrong Man makes a convincing case for Sheppard's innocence and reveals the identity of the real killer. This ebook contains ten photographs not included in previous editions.
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Judicial error -- Ohio -- Cleveland
Murder -- Investigation -- Ohio
Sheppard, Sam -- Trials, litigation, etc
Sheppard, Sam. -- Trials, litigation, etc
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials (Murder) -- Ohio -- Cleveland
title_displayThe wrong man : the final verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder case
title_fullThe wrong man : the final verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder case / James Neff
The wrong man : the final verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard murder case [electronic resource] / James Neff
title_shortThe wrong man
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Murder
Sheppard, Sam
Trials (Murder)