Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Case of Dr. Samuel Sheppard

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

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