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Crime History: Dr. Sam Sheppard convicted in infamous murder trial

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On this day, Dec. 21, in 1954, Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, a decision that was later overturned and inspired a television series and movie. Marilyn Sheppard was killed in the couple's Cleveland home on July 4, 1954. Sheppard claimed his wife was killed by a bushy-haired man who also attacked him and twice knocked him unconscious. Sheppard served 10 years in...

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