Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322
March 7, 2000
Richard Eberling, Ethel Durkin, Dale Scheidler, hearsay, motion in limine, homicide, defendant's filings
The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas granted the State of Ohio’s motion to exclude further admittance of evidence concerning the homicide of Ethel Durkin. Richard Eberling was convicted of murdering Durkin, and because Eberling was employed at the Sheppard home, the Sheppard Estate argued that Eberling might have been the killer. The Estate also requested that the court permit hearsay testimony from Dale Scheidler for its effect on Eberling’s credibility, but the court refused to rule on this request as Scheidler informed the court that he would not be available to testify.
Suster, Judge Ronald, "Order Regarding Further Admission of Evidence of the Durkin Homicide" (2000). 1995-2002 Court Filings. 156.