July 29, 1999
Dr. Cyril Wecht, plaintiff's expert
Expert analysis of Cyril Wecht on the Sheppard murder and its aftermath. Wecht takes issue with the way the crime scene was processed and how the subsequent investigation was carried out. He opines that Marilyn's state of undress and position on the bed, together with the sperm fractions discovered by Dr. Tahir in the vaginal smears prepared by Dr. Adelson, point to her murder originating as a sex crime. Wecht dismisses the idea of the murder weapon being a sharp, surgical instrument entirely, favoring a heavy cylindrical object such as a flashlight or pipe.