Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Case of Dr. Samuel Sheppard

On the night of July 3, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard, the wife of Samuel Sheppard, was bludgeoned the death in her home while her husband slept. Police suspected her husband in what has become one of the great murder mysteries, inspiring three separate trials, numerous books, and the movie and television series The Fugitive.