Document Type

Sheppard v. Maxwell, United States District Court, S.D. Ohio, Civ. No. 6640


April 6, 1964

Case Title

Sheppard v. Maxwell, U.S. District Court, Civil No. 6640

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Habeas Corpus, Brief for Petitioner, newly discovered evidence, publicity, conduct of trial and jury


Brief outlining the support and circumstances of why Sam Sheppard was not allowed a fair trial for the murder of his wife, Marylin. Includes a clear Statement of the Case, Statement of Facts, Statement of Questions Involved, Legal History of the Case, and the seven legal arguments presented by Sheppard's Counsel.

Presented Arguments:
1. Arraignment without counsel
2. Denial of a peremptory challenge
3. Illicit communications to the jurors
4. Seizure of petitioner's house and new evidence
5. Lie-Detector evidence
6. Illegally constituted Ohio Supreme Court
7. Inadequate review by Ohio Supreme Court



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