This is a complete presentation about Dr. Sam Sheppard's trial for the murder of his wife, Marilyn. The tv show and movie "The Fugitive" are based upon this case. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY.
There is: a complete presentation of the Dr. Sam Sheppard case, a 20 Point multiple choice test, with answer key included, and Flashcards for review or for spurring class discussion.
The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook author.
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EXCERPT DR. SAM SHEPPARD CASE:
Dr. Sam went through a second trial, this time with F. Lee Bailey as his attorney, using this case to rocket his career ahead (it worked). This is where the coroner’s slipshod efforts with blood and fingerprint evidence came back to haunt him. Bailey poked holes in the blood evidence. He questioned the pattern of blood around the murder room which seemed to radiate out from Marilyn's head, getting an expert to testify that the pattern suggested that the killer was left-handed (Sheppard was right-handed).
Also, the largest blood spot in the bedroom, one found on a closet door near Marilyn's bed, was type O (like Marilyn's--Sam's was type A). However, the expert said it was not Marilyn’s blood because it had agglutination properties. Thus, the blood on the closet door came neither from Marilyn or Sam.
The most significant difference between the 1954 and 1966 trials, however was Sam Sheppard did not testify. Bailey did not trust Sheppard's cool, pedantic style.