Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322
state's filing, jury instructions
This document is the State of Ohio’s request to provide specific jury instructions before trial. The jury would hear these instructions at the beginning of the trial so that it may better understand the case. The intended instruction explains the procedural position of the case and reveals that the ultimate issue for the jury to decide is whether Sam Sheppard is innocent of the murder of Marilyn Sheppard.
Mason, William D.; Cassidy, Marilyn B.; and Dever, A. Steven, "Defendant's Motion for Preliminary Instruction to the Jury" (2000). 1995-2002 Court Filings. 98.