Document Type

Post-Trial Motion


January 3, 1955

Case Title

State v. Sheppard, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. 64571

Box Number


Item Number



Judge Edward Blythin, court document, opinion, 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


Judge Blythin overruled Sam Sheppard's motion for a new trial filed 12/23/54 and supplemental motion filed 12/24/54. The defendant's motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence is not addressed in this opinion; this opinion addresses 40 grounds for a new trial including: 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.

The transcript of the hearing on these motions can be found at Volume 12 of the 1954 Trial Transcript, beginning at page 7033.



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