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This article reports that Defense attorneys for Sam saved him from an immediate trip to the Ohio Penitentiary with a plea that they had "newly discovered evidence" to present. Also, second motion for a new trial was presented claiming there were 43 "errors" in the trial record. The court transcript for the motion for a new trial can be found here.
Sam Sheppard, Judge Edward Blythin, William J. Corrigan
Cleveland News, "54/12/30 'New Evidence' Plea Wins Stay" (1954). All Articles. 30.