Prosecutors maintain that the original crime scene has been trampled -- and have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to dismiss the younger Sheppard's suit. But Terry Gilbert, an attorney for Sheppard's son, is already claiming victory. A ruling is expected sometime this spring.
CLEVELAND: Real-life "Fugitive" Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted of his wife's murder in 1954. Forty five years later Sam Reese Sheppard is still fighting to clear his father's name -- and collect a $2 million wrongful-arrest payday for himself. His case was bolstered Thursday by new DNA tests that reveal that blood on the elder Sheppard's pants was not his own.