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The Sam Sheppard Murder Case – Victim or Liar

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

They were the All-American family: a handsome, highly respected doctor, his beautiful, athletic and pregnant wife, and their adorable son. They lived in the lovely town of Bay Village Ohio. They had a comfortable home, a secure place in the community and many friends.

And then it all fell apart.

Marilyn was brutally murdered in her bed. Her husband claimed he had been attacked  by the murderer. Immediately the local police and the Cleveland newspapers doubted his story. Many believed he had murdered his pretty wife and then staged an elaborate cover-up. The case made national news. Every statement, every piece of evidence, every conspiracy theory was endlessly debated by and insatiable public controversy Sheppard protested his innocence before and after he was convicted and sent to prison. But his conviction did not end the controversy. Far from it! He hired F. Lee Bailey to file his appeal and the case eventually went all the way to the United States Supreme Court!

Sheppard was eventually freed, but not before his story, fictionalized as “The Fugitive” had become the stuff of legend.

To this day, historians and legal experts are undecided as to his guilt. Some believe he was an innocent victim, Others say he was a clever con-artist with a clever attorney. This unique multimedia presentation will address all the questions raised by one of the most famous and notes murders in American history.


March 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Joan Waxman
(847) 784-6000


North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield, 60093
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