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Sheppard's Remains to Be Moved After Testing

September 08, 1997|Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The remains of Sam Sheppard, the doctor convicted in a sensational trial and then acquitted of killing his pregnant wife, will be moved to her mausoleum crypt, a newspaper reported Sunday.

His story that a bushy-haired intruder knocked him out and killed his first wife, Marilyn, in 1954 helped inspire the television series and movie "The Fugitive."

The couple's son, who is trying to prove his father was innocent, said he will move the remains after they are exhumed Sept. 17 for genetic tests.

The testing is part of Sam Reese Sheppard's lawsuit claiming that his father was wrongfully imprisoned. Sheppard, 50, of Oakland, could receive more than $2 million from the state if he wins.

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