Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322
state's filing, Richard Eberling, motion in limine, homicides, Ohio Evid.R. 404
The State of Ohio’s motion to exclude any reference or argument by counsel, any questioning by counsel, and testimony by any witness suggesting that Richard Eberling killed persons other than Marilyn Sheppard. The State argues that this evidence is the Estate's attempt to divert attention from its proper focus--whether Sam Sheppard is innocent of the murder of Marilyn Sheppard--through the introduction of evidence regarding deaths occurring in completely dissimilar manners, with the conjecture that Richard Eberling is a serial killer.
Mason, William D.; Cassidy, Marilyn B.; and Dever, A. Steven, "Defendant's Motion in Limine to Exclude Testimony Regarding Other Murders or Deaths" (2000). 1995-2002 Court Filings. 90.