Trials: How Sheppard Won

Sam Sheppard's second trial for killing his wife was bound to be different from his first one twelve years ago. For one thing, Cleveland Judge Francis Tally reserved only a few seats for reporters as he went out of his way to prevent any repetition of the "prejudicial publicity" that had moved the Supreme Court to reverse Sheppard's conviction. But even if courtroom decorum was improved, how could Prosecutor John T. Corrigan be prevented from persuading a new jury to reach the same result? The answer had to come from Boston Lawyer...

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