Pete J. Becker, Sam Sheppard, interview
On July 31, 1954, Cleveland Police Detective Pete J. Becker was told by Detective Harold Lockwood that Sam was refusing to answer questions relative to the night of the murder. Becker was told by Lockwood that he and Detective Lonchar should try to make Sam as angry as possible in his questioning and then Lockwood would relieve them and use a different interview approach.
Becker, Pete J., "Cleveland Police Report, December 11, 1954, Detective Pete Decker describes the questioning of Sam Sheppard on July 31, 1954 in the Cuyahoga County Jail" (1954). 1954 Police Reports. 47.