DR. SAM SHEPPARD ////// 10

On July 4, 1954 a young beautiful wife of a handsome Doctor is brutally beaten to death as her son and the doctor are sleeping in their home in Bay Village, Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie. When police speak with the young Doctor he tells them he too was attacked after waking up and rushing into the bedroom to rescue his wife. "The bushy haired man" killed my wife, Dr. Sam Sheppard proclaimed even as police, the medical examiner and the D.A. pushed to bring murder charges against Marilyn Sheppard's husband, Sam. 
Did Sam do it??? 

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20 comments

  • Vicki

    Vicki

    Outstanding! This was covered well. There are a few points that were not mentioned, one of which in my opinion exonerates Dr. Sam and tends to point to Eberling (though not conclusively to him). They may be worth an addendum or mini episode as a companion. I'll shoot an email about them, though the knowledge and accuracy in this case as well as the others is as in my first sentence outstanding. I'm often frustrated with some other shows that get facts wrong or just don't seem to really know the cases all that well that they cover. Generally speaking, no sooner than I'm thinking, "What about this?" or "What about that"?, the point is made shortly thereafter. Doing cases that haven't been done to death is another huge bit of awesomeness. Great work and cheers to you both (though not a beer gal...hee hee). Vicki

    Outstanding! This was covered well. There are a few points that were not mentioned, one of which in my opinion exonerates Dr. Sam and tends to point to Eberling (though not conclusively to him). They may be worth an addendum or mini episode as a companion. I'll shoot an email about them, though the knowledge and accuracy in this case as well as the others is as in my first sentence outstanding.

    I'm often frustrated with some other shows that get facts wrong or just don't seem to really know the cases all that well that they cover. Generally speaking, no sooner than I'm thinking, "What about this?" or "What about that"?, the point is made shortly thereafter. Doing cases that haven't been done to death is another huge bit of awesomeness.

    Great work and cheers to you both (though not a beer gal...hee hee).
    Vicki

  • Valerie

    Valerie Cleveland

    Oh man, there are like 100 better beers that GLBC's Dormunder! :( Do another Cleveland story and try a different one. Cleveland has lots of stories you can do fortunately, er, well unfortunately, I guess. There are at least 20 breweries within a mile of GLBC that are fantastic.

    Oh man, there are like 100 better beers that GLBC's Dormunder! frown Do another Cleveland story and try a different one. Cleveland has lots of stories you can do fortunately, er, well unfortunately, I guess. There are at least 20 breweries within a mile of GLBC that are fantastic.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Valerie we probably could run our show just on Cleveland cases. A ton of cases and so many great beers! Cheers my friend. Captain

    Valerie we probably could run our show just on Cleveland cases. A ton of cases and so many great beers! Cheers my friend.
    Captain

  • Alex

    Alex South south Texas

    What's the ISBN# on that book? American Justice?

    What's the ISBN# on that book? American Justice?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Glad to hear you're interested in one of the recommended readings. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in getting a good overview on a lot of famous cases. Paul Begg and Martin Fido are fantastic true crime authors with many years in the biz. I'm not certain of the ISBN # and we are still working on our Amazon affiliated status so soon recommended reading will be easily linked to our site. In the meantime search Amazon or google American Justice by Paul Begg and Martin Fido, should be easily found. Happy reading. Nic

    Glad to hear you're interested in one of the recommended readings. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in getting a good overview on a lot of famous cases. Paul Begg and Martin Fido are fantastic true crime authors with many years in the biz. I'm not certain of the ISBN # and we are still working on our Amazon affiliated status so soon recommended reading will be easily linked to our site. In the meantime search Amazon or google American Justice by Paul Begg and Martin Fido, should be easily found. Happy reading.
    Nic

  • Alex

    Alex South south Texas

    Awesome thanks Nic! About to hear your new episode, you guys get me through the work day! :) Oh also hope you guys make a Zodiac episode. What do you guys think of that letter that no one is yet to de-code. Would like to hear your insight. Peace! -Alex

    Awesome thanks Nic! About to hear your new episode, you guys get me through the work day! smile
    Oh also hope you guys make a Zodiac episode. What do you guys think of that letter that no one is yet to de-code. Would like to hear your insight.

    Peace!
    -Alex

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Alex you are in the garage! Haha definitely a zodiac show coming. Trying to hit a few less known cases first. Some people think they have figured out the code but that is something we may never know. That letter sat on my desk for years. Glad you can listen at work. Working on a few bonus Q&A shows as well so submit a question if you want to be apart of that show. Thanks Captain

    Alex you are in the garage! Haha definitely a zodiac show coming. Trying to hit a few less known cases first. Some people think they have figured out the code but that is something we may never know. That letter sat on my desk for years. Glad you can listen at work. Working on a few bonus Q&A shows as well so submit a question if you want to be apart of that show. Thanks
    Captain

  • Vicki

    Vicki

    Another great book I read on the case is the one Sam's son wrote called "Mockery of Justice". A lot of information on Eberling. He even went to see him in jail before he died trying to get him to admit it, but of course he did not.

    Another great book I read on the case is the one Sam's son wrote called "Mockery of Justice". A lot of information on Eberling. He even went to see him in jail before he died trying to get him to admit it, but of course he did not.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Awesome! We will add that to the list.

    Awesome! We will add that to the list.

  • Jeff Lincoln

    Jeff Lincoln Lexington, MI

    Just found your Podcast and I'm catching up on past episodes. Great show! I hate to nit pick and I'm a bit older than you guys but - dude George Pepard (Pep-Ard just how it looks) - his heyday may have been before our time but he was Hannibal on the A-Team!! Sorry - I had to give you a bit of a hard time on that. Again great show! Thanks.

    Just found your Podcast and I'm catching up on past episodes. Great show!

    I hate to nit pick and I'm a bit older than you guys but - dude George Pepard (Pep-Ard just how it looks) - his heyday may have been before our time but he was Hannibal on the A-Team!!

    Sorry - I had to give you a bit of a hard time on that. Again great show! Thanks.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Hey Jeff no the hard time was well deserved. We are horrible with names and have been working on that. Sometimes the beer gets the best of us. Thank you for listening it means a lot. Take care Captain

    Hey Jeff no the hard time was well deserved. We are horrible with names and have been working on that. Sometimes the beer gets the best of us. Thank you for listening it means a lot. Take care
    Captain

  • SNancyKat

    SNancyKat St. Louis MO

    I'm enjoying the shows, guys! Going back and catching the older ones from before I started listening. I sent you a private message to correct your information about Osteopathic doctors. Never was considered a barbaric or brutal practice. It is the opposite of pushing unnecessary surgeries. It is still a common practice. In fact most people wouldn't notice any difference in care; same amount of schooling, same specialties, same certifications/CEs. You can find out more at http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/about-om#aboutom Seriously, though--really enjoying the shows!

    I'm enjoying the shows, guys! Going back and catching the older ones from before I started listening. I sent you a private message to correct your information about Osteopathic doctors. Never was considered a barbaric or brutal practice. It is the opposite of pushing unnecessary surgeries. It is still a common practice. In fact most people wouldn't notice any difference in care; same amount of schooling, same specialties, same certifications/CEs. You can find out more at http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/about-om#aboutom Seriously, though--really enjoying the shows!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    SNancyKat thanks for listening we like your jib. Newer episodes are more produced and we have a better idea of what we are trying to do but hopefully you enjoy. Two guys drinking in the garage will get things wrong from time to time. We appreciate the information cause we just want to get better for the show. Thank you Captain

    SNancyKat thanks for listening we like your jib. Newer episodes are more produced and we have a better idea of what we are trying to do but hopefully you enjoy. Two guys drinking in the garage will get things wrong from time to time. We appreciate the information cause we just want to get better for the show. Thank you
    Captain

  • MysteryIslandGirl

    MysteryIslandGirl Somewhere in the San Juan Archipelago, WA.

    os·te·op·a·thy // noun a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation & massage of the bones, joints, & muscles. ~ They're glorified masseuses / chiropractors (with an MD) and very much in practice today. :) Love your show as always.

    os·te·op·a·thy // noun
    a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation & massage of the bones, joints, & muscles.
    ~
    They're glorified masseuses / chiropractors (with an MD) and very much in practice today. smile
    Love your show as always.

  • Marie

    Marie

    I am listening to your episodes from the beginning so I'm not sure if you will even see this comment but I'll leave it anyway. If he was attacked and wrestled with someone on the shoreline, don't you think the attacker/burglar would be worried that if Sam woke up he would be able to identify him? With that being said, wouldn't he try to drag him into the water deep enough he would drown? It seems odd he was found in the water with only his upper body and head out of the water..

    I am listening to your episodes from the beginning so I'm not sure if you will even see this comment but I'll leave it anyway. If he was attacked and wrestled with someone on the shoreline, don't you think the attacker/burglar would be worried that if Sam woke up he would be able to identify him? With that being said, wouldn't he try to drag him into the water deep enough he would drown? It seems odd he was found in the water with only his upper body and head out of the water..

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Agreed. There are definitely many questionable parts of Sam’s story. -Nic

    Agreed. There are definitely many questionable parts of Sam’s story.
    -Nic

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Unicorn farts

    Just listened to this episode again. I forgot about it and my parents were at my house when I got home today after listening to it. I asked my dad if he remembered this case and he said yes, especially because he lived in bay village in 1955. He was about 11 or 12 at the time. He delivered their newspapers and was Sam Sheppards golf caddy on a few occasions. So crazy! My dad does not like to share much about his past often, I never knew he even lived in Ohio and in bay village! Sam Sheppards brother removed my dads appendix in 1955, so around the time of the murder. Just thought it was cool that bringing this up I was able to learn a little more about my dad and wanted to share. Love the show!

    Just listened to this episode again. I forgot about it and my parents were at my house when I got home today after listening to it. I asked my dad if he remembered this case and he said yes, especially because he lived in bay village in 1955. He was about 11 or 12 at the time. He delivered their newspapers and was Sam Sheppards golf caddy on a few occasions. So crazy! My dad does not like to share much about his past often, I never knew he even lived in Ohio and in bay village! Sam Sheppards brother removed my dads appendix in 1955, so around the time of the murder. Just thought it was cool that bringing this up I was able to learn a little more about my dad and wanted to share. Love the show!

  • Alicia

    Alicia Newburgh Indiana

    Its unfortunate that they didnt do a toxicology test on the 7 year old boy in the dr Sam Sheppard case. I feel like if it was indeed Sam that did the killing, they would find some sort of sleeping drug in the son so he would be sure to not wake up in the middle of the killing... just a thought. Keep up the good work guys!!!!!

    Its unfortunate that they didnt do a toxicology test on the 7 year old boy in the dr Sam Sheppard case. I feel like if it was indeed Sam that did the killing, they would find some sort of sleeping drug in the son so he would be sure to not wake up in the middle of the killing... just a thought. Keep up the good work guys!!!!!

  • aimlesst

    aimlesst

    The biggest red flag is the wife being brutally murdered, while the husband who should be a greater threat to the intruder has minimal injuries. If you have the the murder weapon as the lamp, it is right there handy to hit Sam with also to neutralize him. If it is an intruder and they used a weapon that was at hand in the house, there is no reason to take it with you, especially if you are going to drop the bag with the stolen items. Also if you know your wife has been attacked, why follow the intruder out of the house? You are a doctor, wouldn't you want to check if she needs assistance first? My theory: if neither side makes sense, Sam was attacked by an intruder or Sam is the killer, maybe the problem is there is an accomplice. Sheppard pays Eberling to come back to the house after people have left. He makes the big show of falling asleep in front of the guests to establish that he is not in the bedroom when the attack takes place. He kills Marilyn, then has Eberling hit him to create the wounds that would not appear to be self inflicted. Eberling testified at the second trial, Sam never fingers him as being the bushy haired intruder that he struggled with. Eberling mentions that he might have bled in the house, because he may have bloodied his hands when he beat on Sheppard. That explains the son and dog not being disturbed. The rest of the scene is staged, which takes up the time between Marilyn's death and the call to the neighbors. The lamp and Sam's clothing are out in the lake with the clothes tied around the lamp to weigh them down.

    The biggest red flag is the wife being brutally murdered, while the husband who should be a greater threat to the intruder has minimal injuries. If you have the the murder weapon as the lamp, it is right there handy to hit Sam with also to neutralize him. If it is an intruder and they used a weapon that was at hand in the house, there is no reason to take it with you, especially if you are going to drop the bag with the stolen items. Also if you know your wife has been attacked, why follow the intruder out of the house? You are a doctor, wouldn't you want to check if she needs assistance first? My theory: if neither side makes sense, Sam was attacked by an intruder or Sam is the killer, maybe the problem is there is an accomplice. Sheppard pays Eberling to come back to the house after people have left. He makes the big show of falling asleep in front of the guests to establish that he is not in the bedroom when the attack takes place. He kills Marilyn, then has Eberling hit him to create the wounds that would not appear to be self inflicted. Eberling testified at the second trial, Sam never fingers him as being the bushy haired intruder that he struggled with. Eberling mentions that he might have bled in the house, because he may have bloodied his hands when he beat on Sheppard. That explains the son and dog not being disturbed. The rest of the scene is staged, which takes up the time between Marilyn's death and the call to the neighbors. The lamp and Sam's clothing are out in the lake with the clothes tied around the lamp to weigh them down.

  • Morgan

    Morgan Houston Tx

    I think he “fell asleep” in front of his guests for an alibi!

    I think he “fell asleep” in front of his guests for an alibi!

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