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According to this article, just before submitting to the police questioning, Sam dramatically issued a formal statement declaring "I have lived an honorable life. " He also offered a $10,000 reward for "the arrest and conviction of the murderer of my wife." Covering some of the same territory as "Start Quiz of Doctor in Murder of Bay Wife, this article from the Final Edition of the Cleveland Press says that Dr. Sheppard's interrogators - Deputy Sheriffs Carl Rossbach and Dave Yettre and Bay Village Patrolman Fred Drenkhan - won admittance to the sick room only after "a series of violent verbal clashes" between Coroner Gerber and Sam's attorney William Corrigan.
William J. Corrigan, Sam Sheppard, Samuel R. Gerber, Carl Rossbach, Stephen A. Sheppard, Thomas J. Parrino, John J. Mahon, Arthur E. Petersilge, David Yettra, Cleveland Press
Cleveland Press, "54/07/08 Husband Posts Reward: $10,000 Set for Killer's Conviction" (1954). All Articles. 23.