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Trial transcripts, pages 130-597, covering November 2, 1966 morning session through November 4, 1966 morning session

Includes testimony of prosecution witnesses Don and Nancy Ahern, friends of the Sheppards who were at the Sheppard home on the evening of July 3, 1954; Dr. Lester Adelson, Deputy Coroner; J. Spencer Houk, mayor of Bay Village and friend of the Sheppards; Doris Bender, who observed lights on in the Sheppard Home during the early morning hours of July 4; Fred Drenkhan, Bay Village Police patrolman; Robert Schottke, Cleveland homicide detective; stipulation of Lawrence Houk, Esther and J. Spencer's son

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Cleveland, Ohio


1966 trial, Judge Francis J. Talty, John T. Corrigan, Leo Spellacy, F. Lee Bailey, Russell Sherman, Charles M. Burnim, Fred F. Drenkhan, Robert F. Schottke, Lester Adelson, J. Spencer Houk, Esther Houk, Lawrence Houk, Don Ahern, Nancy Ahern, Doris Bender


Photo: Mayor J. Spencer Houk of Bay Village, 1954, from Cleveland Memory

Volume 03, 1966 Trial Transcript (Retrial of Samuel H. Sheppard): Testimony



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