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Russ Sherman (Federal)
J. Spencer Houk, James MacArthur, Sheppard v. Maxwell, Cleveland News
In this article, Inspector James McArthur said that Mayor Houk's statement reveals some of the social and nocturnal activity of a "gay set" in Bay Village to which Dr. Sam and his wife belonged. It was also reported that Houk added new names to the list of five "other women" in Sam's life. McArthur was also quoted as saying the trail of blood spots around the house indicated that "somebody ran around after the murder like a chicken with his head cut off, undecided what to do with his bloody clothing, the weapon and himself."
Cleveland News, "54/08/06 Sheppard 'Gay Set' is Revealed by Houk" (1954). Articles cited in Sheppard v. Maxwell. 10.