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After five days of deliberation, the jury indicated at 4:13pm on December 21, 1954 that it had reached a verdict. The seven-man, five-woman jury found Sam Sheppard guilty of murder in the second degree in the death of his wife, Marilyn. This verdict spared him from the death penalty, but offered the possibility of life imprisonment. Read the complete verdict here.
Cleveland Press, "54/12/21 Sam is Guilty in 2D Degree" (1954). All Articles. 3.