Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322
state's filing, brief in opposition, coroner's inquest, motion in limine, 1954 trial, right to counsel, due process
The State of Ohio asserted that testimony from the 1954 coroner's inquest should not be excluded because the coroner's inquest was carried out properly under Ohio law. Sam Sheppard's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights would not be violated by admitting this evidence, nor would his right to due process. Additionally, coroner records are admissible as public records.
See order ruling on this motion.
Mason, William D. and Ordani, Reno J., "Defendant's Brief in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Exclude Testimony from 1954 Coroner's Inquest" (2000). 1995-2002 Court Filings. 112.