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The media had to much power and are the ones who put Sam Sheppard in jail in1954 On the evening of July 3 1954 Dr Sam Sheppard and his pregnant wife werehaving the neighbors over for drinks They invited them to thier home witch was on lakeErie Sam fell asleep on the couch before the neighbors left His wife Marilyn then letthe neighbors out and went to bed herself around midnight Sheppard woke up to loudWhen Sheppard herd the screams he rushed upstairs to his bedroom He saw awhite form standing beside his wife on their bed Sam then tried to attack the form butwas clubbed on the neck and quickly blacked out He then herd a noise and went racingdownstairs He then saw the intruder and chased him out the backdoor and onto thebeach he noticed the man had busy hair While he was chasing the intruder he leapt athim and tackled him from behind They struggled for a few minutes and then Sheppardwas knocked out again When he came to he was partially submerged in water he got upand staggered back to his house and called for helpcourtroom dramaSam called his neighbor Spen Houk the mayor The police Dan Sams brothersRichard and Steve were called His brothers then took him to the hospital Thenewspapers however said that the Sheppards sped him off to the family hospital and kepthim away from the investigation They did not report however that the police at the scenehad no objections with Sam going to the hospital or the fact that Sam was questionedthree different times on the day of the murder or that he had a full-scale questioning fourdays later with no counsel present Those facts did not matter the newspapers werespreading the idea that Sam Sheppard was rich enough and had enough influence to get For the next few weeks the papers were crazy with Sheppard stories they wereaccusing him left and right They were continually pressuring
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