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Trial transcript, pages 3550-4171, covering November 18, 1954 morning session to November 23, 1954

Testimony of Robert Schottke and Patrick Gareau, Cleveland Police detectives; Carl Rossbach, Cuyahoga County deputy sheriff; Dr. Lester Hoversten, friend of the Sheppards who had been staying at the Sheppard home; Earl Johnston, assistant custodian at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's office; Richard Sommer, Bay Village fireman; Cyril Lipaj, Bay Village police officer; Elnora Helms, Sheppards' housekeeper; Michael S. Grabowski, Cleveland Police Fingerprint Unit; Jerome Poelking, Cleveland Police Department Scientific Investigation Unit

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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, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Jerome Poelking, Patrick Gareau, Michael S. Grabowski, Robert F. Schottke, Carl Rossbach, Earl Johnston, Richard Sommer, Cyril M. Lipaj, Elnora Helms, Dr. Lester Hoversten, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, Cleveland Police Department


Photo: Cleveland homicide detective Robert Schottke, 1954, from Cleveland Memory

Volume 07, 1954 Trial Transcript: State's Witnesses - Members of the Cleveland Police Department, the Sheppards' Housekeeper, Dr. Lester Hoversten



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