The Real Facts Of The Sam Sheppard Case By: Judge Luann Cooperrider
Destination Shawnee and the Tecumseh Theater will present, “The Real Facts of the Sam Sheppard Case,” by Judge Luann Cooperrider on Thursday, Oct. 11 starting at 7 p.m. in Tecumseh Theater on Historic Main Street, Shawnee
This high profile murder case involved Samuel Holmes “Sam” Sheppard, who was born Dec. 29, 1923 and died April 6, 1960. Sheppard was a Bay Village, Ohio neurosurgeon, who was initially convicted for the 1954 murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard.
This case was highly controversial from the beginning, with extensive and prolonged nationwide media coverage.
The U.S. Supreme Court determined that the “carnival atmosphere” surrounding Sheppard’s first murder trial had made due process impossible. After 10 years in prison Dr. Sheppard was acquitted at a second trial.
Defending Dr. Sheppard during this ordeal was the well-known attorney F. Lee Bailey.
“This case has always intrigued me for years,” stated Judge Cooperrider, who has spent long hours reading and studying the court documents and other material on the life surrounding Dr. Sheppard. “Although this is murder may have happened in the 1950’s, I believe many people share my interest as well.”
In her program Judge Cooperrider will discuss the issues surrounding this case, as well as the history. There has been additional information added to the case over the years as well.
Judge Cooperrider was born and raised in Perry County. She recently presented a “sold out” program concerning several murder cases that occurred in Perry County, that she researched. Judge Coooperrider was also credited for starting a free legal clinic in the county. She took office as the Perry County Judge in Perry County Probate-Juvenile Court in 1990. A position she continues to serve.
In her spare time she enjoys riding her biking, cross-country skiing, boating and spending time with her family.
Admission to this program will be $5. Click Here For Tickets! to purchase tickets online, or tickets will be available at the door as long as space allows. Light snacks and legal beverages will be available.
Proceeds from this program will go to the Destination Shawnee and Tecumseh Theater.
For additional information contact Deb at 740-621-6765