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Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard contended that he could not receive a "fair hearing" before Bay Village Council President Gershom M. M. Barber. This article reports on a "prejudice" hearing that was held in which Dr. Sam's attorney's questioned several witnesses in the courtroom. Gershom M.M. Barber is also directly questioned by Judge Merrick. A synopsis and partial text of that hearing are published here in this article. The Judge announced that "the case would be marked 'submitted,' with a decision to be given tomorrow."
Cleveland Press, "54/08/12 Judge Studies Prejudice Bid" (1954). All Articles. 179.