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This article reports on the verdict saying that "the seven men and five women decided it was Dr. Sam who beat out the life of Marilyn Sheppard "maliciously and purposely," but not "deliberately and of premeditated malice," which is first-degree murder, on July 4 as she lay in her bed." Describes Corrigan's outburst after the reading of the verdict and the initial talks of a motion for a new trial.
Sam Sheppard, William J. Corrigan, Judge Edward Blythin, verdict, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/12/22 Sheppard Guilty, Gets Life; Innocent Doctor Insists" (1954). All Articles. 34.