Re: [40Whacks] Maryilyn Sheppard Murder
- I read a book on it along time ago, it is a
fascinating case. I thought that it had finally been
solved and that it was determined that Eberling that
--- Jeffrey Tesch <jtesch@...> wrote:
> Happy belated Lizzie murder day to the group!__________________________________________________________
> And to quickly change the subject, anyone here
> follow the Sam Sheppard
> case? Young suburban doctor accused of beating his
> pregnant wife to
> death in 1954 Cleveland, Ohio. Convicted 2nd
> degree, served ten years,
> won new trial and was acquitted in 1966.
> If you're a JT minion, you've heard me harp about
> real murder mysteries.
> And since Lizzie is guilty, the Borden case is like
> a Columbo episode:
> you know the killer, so it's a "how catch 'em"
> rather than a "who
> The murder of Marilyn Sheppard is a riddle inside an
> enigma infested
> with mystery. There are no fewer than 5 good
> suspects - each with a
> hypothetical motive:
> 1. Sam Sheppard: unfaithful husband who might
> have gone berserk
> upon learning his wife was carrying someone else's
> 2. Lester Hoverson: friend of Sam's visiting
> that week who was
> despised by Marilyn because he was urging Sam to get
> a divorce
> 3. Spencer and Ester Houk: suspicious acting
> neighbors who might
> need to cover up Spencer's alleged affair with
> 4. Donald Wedler: burglar whose account of
> killing a woman
> during a Cleveland home invasion mirrored the
> Sheppard case details.
> 5. Richard Eberling: Sheppard window washer
> (and alleged serial
> killer) who may have feared Marilyn exposing his
> theft from customers.
> Sam had more affairs than he could count. Hoverson
> was depressed and
> resentful of Marilyn. Ester Houk was jealous of her
> younger neighbor's
> hold on her husband. Wedler knew details that
> weren't in the newspaper
> accounts. And Eberling was just plain Creepy.
> It's a fascinating conundrum of true crime. Anyone
> curious about it?
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