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"Plea for freedom" hearing is reported upon by the Cleveland Press: Attorney for Dr. Sam Sheppard contends original warrant on which Sam Sheppard was arrested is defective. Prosecutors refer to the city charter of Bay Village, but are "cut off" by Judge Merrick. Writ of habeas corpus ultimately refused by the Court at this hearing.
Cleveland Press, "54/08/02 Judge Merrick Hears Warrant Challenge" (1954). All Articles. 149.