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60 Years On, Sheppard Murder Remembered05:11

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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.


This segment aired on July 4, 2014.

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