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In Sheppard v. Maxwell, the Court noted that newspaper headlines repeatedly stressed Sam's supposed lack of cooperation with police and other officials and his refusal to take a lie detector test. This story reports that when County Detective Carl Rossbach asked Sam if he would submit to a lie detector test, Sam replied "I understand that instrument and in my emotional state and as I sick as I am, it would show some disturbance ...might later on." The article also reports that Rossbach was "not satisfied" with the answers Sam gave to many of his questions.
Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, police investigation, Carl Rossbach, lie detector test
Cleveland Press, "54/07/09 Doctor Balks at Lie Test; Retells Story" (1954). All Articles. 15.