Dr Sam Sheppard Murder Trial F. Lee Bailey + Quiz + Flashcards = 64 Slides
There is a powerpoint presentation on the Sheppard case. It has a 20 point multiple choice quiz with answer key included. There are also a set of flashcards for review, testing and/or class discussion. All but the quiz are highly visual and textual.

The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook author.


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.
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Created: Oct 8, 2016

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