court document, change of venue, publicity, motion for continuance, sufficiency of evidence, conduct of the trial, errors in jury instructions, errors in jury empaneling, evidentiary rulings, prosecutorial misconduct, errors in charges before jury
The day after Sam Sheppard was convicted of Murder in the 2nd Degree, he filed a motion for a new trial on 40 grounds (a 41st would later be added.) These grounds include: pretrial publicity, denial of a change of venue, presence of the press in the courtroom, substitution of a juror, errors in jury instructions, and denial of a motion for continuance. Find more post-trial motions and appeal documents in 1954-1966 Post-Trial Motions, Appeals, & Habeas Corpus Collections.
Corrigan, William J., "54/12/23 Defendant's Motion for New Trial" (1954). 1954 Court Documents. 6.