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The article describes the legal directions Judge Blythin gave the trial jury to follow to find a verdict. He also discussed the different degrees of guilt possible in the verdict, the difference between direct evidence and circumstantial evidence, and the jury's option to recommend mercy (so Sam wouldn't face the death penalty.)
verdict, jury instructions, jury, Sam Sheppard, Judge Edward Blythin, Cleveland Press
Cleveland Press, "54/12/17 Blythin Outlines Possible Verdicts in Charge to Jury" (2015). All Articles. 69.