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Article reports that Susan Hayes, Sam's lover, refused to comment on his conviction. Sam's friend, Dr. Lester Hoversten, was hoping for acquittal for Sam and expressed sadness at the idea of a surgeon as talented as Sam "going to waste behind prison bars when humanity needs him."
Lester Hoversten, Susan Hayes, Sam Sheppard, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/12/22 Susan is Mum on Conviction" (1954). All Articles. 41.