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Gershom M.M. Barber is removed by Judge Frank J. Merrick as the magistrate for the Sheppard case. Judge Merrick designates Common Pleas Judge William K. Thomas, instead, as the person who will conduct the Preliminary Hearing.
Cleveland Press, "54/08/13 Highlights of Merrick Ruling in Sheppard Prejudice Case" (1954). All Articles. 188.