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Gershom M.M. Barber is removed by Judge Frank J. Merrick at the magistrate for the Sheppard case. Judge Merrick instead designates Common Pleas Judge William K. Thomas 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.