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Samuel H. Sheppard posits the theory that a drug-crazed murderer killed his wife, saying it "is supported by the fact that a large amount of narcotics was stolen and by the vicious nature of the attack." That theory was discounted by Raymond J. Ripberger of the Federal Narcotics Bureau. Also, a friend of Sam Sheppard, Gerry Flick, gives his own theories of the crime to police.
Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, Bay View Hospital, Gervase Charles Flick, James McArthur, Pete J. Becker, John J. Mahon, Earl D. Tiedmond, Raymond J. Ripberger
Cleveland Press, "54/08/07 Drug Theft Theory in Murder Ripped" (1954). All Articles. 386.