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Sam Sheppard, police investigation, David E. Kerr, Coroner Inquest, Sheppard v. Maxwell, Cleveland Press
Throughout the investigation, newspapers emphasized evidence that tended to incriminate Sam, the Supreme Court noted in Sheppard v. Maxwell. News stories also emphasized discrepancies in Sam's statements to authorities. In "Kerr urges Sheppard's arrest," Detective Chief James McArthur was quoted as saying that scientific tests at the Sheppard home definitively established that Marilyn's killer washed off a trail of blood from the upstairs murder room to the downstairs of the house, a circumstance casting doubt on Sam's account of the murder. In Sheppard v. Maxwell, the Court noted that at trial, no evidence of the killer washing off a trail of blood was produced.
Cleveland Press, "54/07/26 Kerr Urges Sheppard's Arrest" (1954). Articles cited in Sheppard v. Maxwell. 4.