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At a sermon on the morning of Aug. 1, 1954, Rev. Alfred C. Kreke, pastor of Bay Methodist Church condemns & verbally blasts authorities investigating the killing of Mrs. Sheppard, referring to it as an "open inquest", and that it "reminded one of the blood-letting arenas of Nero's days."
Cleveland Press, "54/08/02 Calls Probe "Inquisition"" (1954). All Articles. 150.