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A hearing on a "writ of prejudice" was conducted today by Common Pleas Judge, Frank J. Merrick, to determine when a "preliminary hearing" is to be held. The grounds for prejudice are based on William J. Corrigan's contention that remarks made by the mayor of Bay Village, Gershom Barber, were "biased".
Sam Sheppard, William J. Corrigan, J. Spencer Houk, Frank J. Merrick, Gershom M.M. Barber
Cleveland News, "54/08/12 Court Hears Sheppard's Writ Plea" (1954). All Articles. 399.