Sheppard's Attorneys Outside the Courthouse, 1954

Sheppard's Attorneys Outside the Courthouse, 1954
Sheppard's attorney, William Corrigan, argued that Sheppard's injuries and the fact that there was little blood present on his clothing were surely signs of his innocence. Despite this defense, Sheppard was found guilty of second-degree murder on December 21, 1954, and was sentenced to life in prison. In Sheppard's second trial in 1966, his more well-known attorney, F. Lee Bailey, elicited a not guilty verdict, freeing Sheppard from prison.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.
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