The Murder of Marilyn Sheppard

THE DETAILS

The young and beautiful Marilyn Sheppard was found bludgeoned to death on the morning of July 4, 1945. She was married to a successful doctor, Sam Sheppard, and was four months pregnant with his child. Dr. Sheppard was hospitalized after her murder due to injuries he sustained when fighting off the said intruder. The crime scene was severely tampered with due to the multitude of reports and officers on the scene, which led to evidence being damaged and tampered with. Dr. Sheppard was ultimately convicted of the murder but Dr. Sheppard and his son kept pushing to prove his innocence.

THE MYSTERY

The mystery to be solved is "Did Dr. Sheppard really murder his pregnant wife?

THE SOURCES

1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sheppard/chronology.html

2. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/05/us/dna-test-absolves-sam-sheppard-of-murder-lawyer-says.html

3.http://vault.fbi.gov/Dr.%20Samuel%20Sheppard%20/Dr.%20Samuel%20Sheppard%20Part%201%20of%203/view

THE VICTIM

The victim is Marilyn Sheppard who was bludgeoned to death.

THE SUSPECTS

The many suspects for her murder include Dr. Sam Sheppard, her husband; Spen Houk, a neighbor; a "bushy-haired intruder," according to Dr. Sheppard; Vern Lund, a handyman; and Richard Ebening, a window washer.

THE EVIDENCE

Their was blood and semen found at the crime scene. Marilyn's ring was also stolen. The Sheppard's dog was prone to bark at strangers, but the dog was not heard barking during the time of her murder. Dr. Sheppard was also said to be having an affair.

THE PROPOSED NARRATOR

The proposed narrator for this story is Dr. Sam Sheppard.

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