True Crime Cleveland…

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…is the Lakewood Library title for its series of Storytellers documentaries on Cleveland tales of avarice and murder – it starts today/Tuesday, September 22 at 7 o’clock in their new auditorium space – which has a splendid sound system. This new building, whose design complements the Masonic Temple that faces it, is located at 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.

It begins with the Rosetta Stone of Cleveland crime, the burning river of murders: “The Day Marilyn Died,” the first episode in Doris O’Donnell’s Cleveland. Because of deft lawyers and media malfeasance the case went on forever, but we examine that very first day – the day Marilyn died. Hope to see you there.

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Link to series schedule

Smarter people than me, like Sam Reese Sheppard attorney Terry Gilbert, seemed certain that this was a biased piece when he e-mailed me to say so before the show premiered in 2007. I would actually like to interview him sometime – I’m sure he’s got a take on the case that ought to be revisited. But I still think that the police had the right man all along, and that Sam Sheppard always blamed the murder on somebody else.

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Marilyn Sheppard
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