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Sam Sheppard, in an interview with a reporter, says, "It now becomes necessary for me to practice what I have expected of others." He was referring to his former patients in which he expected them to display a faith in God, and a faith in him (Dr. Sheppard). Article also describes the tense, and somewhat emotional scene in the courtroom that day.
Sam Sheppard, Judge Edward Blythin, Richard N. Sheppard, Dorothy Sheppard, Stephen A. Sheppard, Betty Sheppard, William J. Corrigan, Fred W. Garmone, Arthur E. Petersilge, Howard L. Barrish
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/12/21 Dr. Sam Adopts Role Of Patient" (1954). All Articles. 228.