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Trial transcript, pages 2248-2955, covering November 9, 1954 morning session to November 15, 1954 afternoon session

Includes testimony of state witnesses J. Spencer Houk, mayor of Bay Village and friend of the Sheppards; Esther Houk, J. Spencer Houk's wife; Lawrence Houk, Esther and J. Spencer's son; Fred Drenkhan, Bay Village Police patrolman; John P. Eaton, Bay Village Chief of Police

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Cleveland, Ohio


1954 trial, Judge Edward Blythin, William J. Corrigan, Arthur E. Petersilge, Fred W. Garmone, William H. Corrigan, Frank T. Cullitan, John H. Mahon, Saul S. Danaceau, Thomas J. Parrino, John P. Eaton, Fred F. Drenkhan, J. Spencer Houk, Esther Houk, Lawrence Houk, Bay Village Police Department, neighbor of Sam and Marilyn Sheppard


Photo: Bay Village policeman Fred Drenkhan, 1954, from Cleveland Memory

Volume 05, 1954 Trial Transcript: State's Witnesses J. Spencer Houk, Esther Houk, Patrolman Fred Drenkhan, Chief of Police John P. Eaton, Lawrence Houk



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