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60 Years On, Sheppard Murder Remembered

Friday, July 4, 2014

On July 4th, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard, the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard was murdered in her bed.

Her husband was the primary suspect and the trial became a media sensation, with the nation watching to see the twists and turns of the case.

The Sheppard story subsequently held a place in popular culture. Several books and the TV show “The Fugitive” were based on the unsolved Sheppard murder.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, David C. Barnett of WCPN takes a look at the ongoing intrigue of this historic case.


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