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Prosecutor, John J. Mahon, dares Samuel H. Sheppard to testify at his own bail hearing which is set for two days from now. At the hearing, Sam Sheppard's attorneys have to prove that the evidence against him does not appear to be conclusive. The Ohio State Constitution states, "All persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses where the proof is evident or the presumption great".
Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, John J. Mahon, Judge Edward Blythin, William J. Corrigan, Fred W. Garmone, J. Spencer Houk, Esther Houk, Don Ahern, Carl Rossbach, Thomas J. Parrino, Stephen A. Sheppard
Cleveland Press, "54/09/08 Dr. Sam Won't Testify at Bail Hearing" (1954). All Articles. 497.