The Wrong Man
The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder CaseBook - 2001
"It began in a quiet suburb of Cleveland before dawn on July 4, 1954, when Marilyn Sheppard, four months pregnant, was bludgeoned to death in her bed. After a cursory investigation, the police accused her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, despite his insistence that he had wrestled with "a bushy-haired intruder" who knocked him unconscious. The murder ignited a firestorm of publicity and speculation that quickly spread from the small town of Bay Village to the rest of the nation. Sheppard narrowly escaped the death penalty, but was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Until The Wrong Man, the full story of this brutal crime and its terrible aftermath has never been told." "Reporter James Neff solves the mystery that continues to fascinate even after almost fifty years, and leads us to the true killer. Over the past ten years Neff has unearthed the secrets of the Sheppard case, accumulating records and interviews so comprehensive and unique that the county prosecutors in the recent civil trial tried to seize his files."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2001.
Characteristics: xvi, 414 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.