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November 17, 1998 | STEVEN LINAN
Fans of the celebrated TV series "The Fugitive" probably know that it was inspired by the true story of a Midwestern physician wrongfully convicted of brutally killing his wife. As depicted in the arresting CBS movie "My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story," the actual tale is an absorbing murder mystery in which several lives were ripped apart by the heinous crime.
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April 28, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That notorious July night remains just a blur to Sam Reese Sheppard. Only 7 at the time, Sheppard remembers being awakened from a deep slumber and rushed from his suburban Cleveland home in a panic by neighbors--vaguely aware, he says, that "something was terribly wrong." Sheppard and many other sleuths both amateur and professional have spent nearly the last half-century trying to figure out exactly what happened that night when his pregnant mother, Marilyn Sheppard, was bludgeoned to death.
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September 18, 1997 | Associated Press
The body of Dr. Sam Sheppard was exhumed and sent for DNA testing Wednesday in an effort by his son to clear Sheppard's name once and for all in the 1954 murder case that inspired TV's "The Fugitive." Television lights provided the illumination before daybreak as a backhoe began digging up the Columbus, Ohio, grave site where Sheppard's remains have been buried for 27 years.
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April 13, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-six years after Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that riveted the nation, 34 years after he was acquitted in a second trial and 30 years after the once-rakish osteopath died a broken man, a civil jury hearing a wrongful imprisonment suit on Wednesday declined to clear him of the crime.
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September 12, 1993 | JANE GALBRAITH
Roy Huggins wants to set the record straight. Dr. Richard Kimble--a.k.a. "The Fugitive"--is not based on the real-life sensational Cleveland murder case involving Dr. Sam Sheppard, who was convicted in 1954 of killing his wife but was later retried and set free in 1966.
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April 13, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-six years after Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that riveted the nation, 34 years after he was acquitted in a second trial and 30 years after the once-rakish osteopath died a broken man, a civil jury hearing a wrongful imprisonment suit on Wednesday declined to clear him of the crime.
NEWS
February 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
F. Lee Bailey, who won acquittal for Dr. Sam Sheppard at the doctor's second murder trial, testified in Cleveland that two neighbors killed Marilyn Sheppard in the 1954 case that partly inspired "The Fugitive" TV series. Bailey's version of the murder is at odds with the theory supported by the Sheppards' son, Sam Reese Sheppard, who has sued the state claiming his late father was wrongfully imprisoned for 10 years for his mother's death.
NEWS
October 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Cleveland exhumed the body of Marilyn Sheppard about 45 years after she was murdered in a sensational crime that became the inspiration for the TV series and motion picture "The Fugitive." The wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard, tried twice for the crime, was removed from her crypt so prosecutors could collect what they referred to as "a clean DNA profile" and examine the unborn child she was carrying when she died.
NEWS
April 28, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That notorious July night remains just a blur to Sam Reese Sheppard. Only 7 at the time, Sheppard remembers being awakened from a deep slumber and rushed from his suburban Cleveland home in a panic by neighbors--vaguely aware, he says, that "something was terribly wrong." Sheppard and many other sleuths both amateur and professional have spent nearly the last half-century trying to figure out exactly what happened that night when his pregnant mother, Marilyn Sheppard, was bludgeoned to death.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The first tests of Sam Sheppard's DNA suggest a third person was present in his house when his wife was slain in 1954, supporting his claim that an intruder killed her, an attorney for Sheppard's son said. Sheppard's body was exhumed in the fall so his DNA could be tested against blood taken from the scene of the crime that inspired TV's "The Fugitive."
NEWS
February 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
F. Lee Bailey, who won acquittal for Dr. Sam Sheppard at the doctor's second murder trial, testified in Cleveland that two neighbors killed Marilyn Sheppard in the 1954 case that partly inspired "The Fugitive" TV series. Bailey's version of the murder is at odds with the theory supported by the Sheppards' son, Sam Reese Sheppard, who has sued the state claiming his late father was wrongfully imprisoned for 10 years for his mother's death.
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January 30, 2000 | From Reuters
In a real-life sequel to the case that inspired the television series "The Fugitive," the son of Dr. Sam Sheppard will seek to clear his father's name at a trial that begins on Monday, 45 years after the Ohio doctor was convicted of murder. Sheppard's son, Sam Reese Sheppard, contends his father was wrongfully imprisoned for his mother's death on July 4, 1954. The doctor was jailed for 10 years before being acquitted at a retrial.
NEWS
October 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Cleveland exhumed the body of Marilyn Sheppard about 45 years after she was murdered in a sensational crime that became the inspiration for the TV series and motion picture "The Fugitive." The wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard, tried twice for the crime, was removed from her crypt so prosecutors could collect what they referred to as "a clean DNA profile" and examine the unborn child she was carrying when she died.
NEWS
August 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
The son of Dr. Sam Sheppard, who was convicted and then acquitted of killing his wife 45 years ago, is outraged that prosecutors will exhume his mother's remains and said the plan is only a means to delay a trial to clear his father's name. "We don't understand why they're doing this. It's outrageous," Sam Reese Sheppard, 52, said Friday after learning that Cuyahoga County Prosecutor William Mason ordered the exhumation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1998 | STEVEN LINAN
Fans of the celebrated TV series "The Fugitive" probably know that it was inspired by the true story of a Midwestern physician wrongfully convicted of brutally killing his wife. As depicted in the arresting CBS movie "My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story," the actual tale is an absorbing murder mystery in which several lives were ripped apart by the heinous crime.
NEWS
August 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
An inmate is claiming that the convict some suspect of killing Dr. Sam Sheppard's wife, in the case that inspired "The Fugitive," confessed to the slaying before he died. However, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones said Wednesday she does not plan to reopen the investigation, saying it is difficult to judge if the informant, convicted robber Robert Lee Parks, is believable.
NEWS
July 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Missing blood evidence from the Sam Sheppard murder case has resurfaced in California, raising hopes of clearing the late Cleveland doctor's name. The material, held by a former student of a forensic scientist hired by the Sheppard family in the 1950s, includes two vials containing bloodstains taken from a wardrobe door in Marilyn Sheppard's bedroom after she was slain, according to court papers. Sam Reese Sheppard, the couple's son, is suing Ohio for wrongful imprisonment of his father.
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September 8, 1997 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The first tests of Sam Sheppard's DNA suggest a third person was present in his house when his wife was slain in 1954, supporting his claim that an intruder killed her, an attorney for Sheppard's son said. Sheppard's body was exhumed in the fall so his DNA could be tested against blood taken from the scene of the crime that inspired TV's "The Fugitive."
NEWS
October 31, 1997 | Reuters
New forensic evidence in the Dr. Sam Sheppard case supports his son's argument that another man committed the 1954 murder, a newspaper reported Thursday. Indianapolis forensic scientist Mohammad Tahir told the Indianapolis Star that material taken from the body of Sheppard's wife by the medical examiner after her July 4, 1954, beating death showed two men's sperm present.
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