Marilyn Sheppard

The brutal 1954 bludgeoning death of Marilyn Sheppard and the controversial conviction of her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard is the most enduring murder mystery in Cleveland history and was the basis of the TV show and movie “The Fugitive.” Dr. Sheppard’s conviction was overturned in 1966 and he died in 1970. Today, his descendants and the investigators who still fixate on the sensational case believe the real killer was Richard Eberling, a convicted murderer and window washer at the Sheppard home.

[Pictured: Dr. Sam Sheppard (Center) was convicted and later exonerated for the murder of his wife, Marilyn Sheppard in 1954.]

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