CLEVELAND: Dr. Sam Sheppard always insisted that he was innocent after finding his wife, Marilyn, dead on July 4, 1954 in the couple's suburban Bay Village home, but the courts didn't listen. Sheppard, whose experience inspired the hit television series and the 1993 film called "The Fugitive," served a 10-year prison sentence for the murder before being acquitted in a retrial. He never wavered in his story that the real culprit was a mysterious "bushy-haired intruder" last seen running off toward nearby Lake Erie. Forty-three years after his wife's death, Sheppard, who died in 1970, received a posthumous exoneration today with the announcement that DNA tests performed on body fluid and blood samples from the crime scene show that a third-party was the real culprit after all. While the official test results have not yet been made public, Cleveland-area newspapers and television stations reported that unidentified sources close to the investigation, conducted by DNA specialist Dr. Mohammad Tahir, said "clear evidence" supports Sheppard's story. Possible suspects, investigators say, include convicted killer Richard Eberling, 69, who had been working as a window washer at the Sheppards' house before the murder. Eberling, who is serving a life sentence, denies responsibility for the act, explaining that traces of his blood found in the Sheppard home were the result of a work-related accident. Your move, Charles Grodin.