CRIME: The 31st Witness

"What we say and do here will be heard in all the states of the Union," cried white-haired Defense Attorney William J. Corrigan. Day after day, some 50 reporters crowded into a stuffy Cleveland courtroom to cover the case of Dr. Samuel Sheppard, on trial for the murder of his pretty, pregnant wife, Marilyn. Last week, after 30-odd long and often tedious trial days, the prosecution closed with a dramatic scene, the testimony of Sam's former mistress, Susan Hayes.

"Why Kill Her?" Slim, graceful Susan Hayes dressed carefully for her appearance. She wore a black wool dress with a prim white...

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