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Re: [40Whacks] Maryilyn Sheppard Murder

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  • Autumn
    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 did it.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 7, 2005
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      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
      did it.

      Autumn

      --- 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
      > dunnit".
      >
      > 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
      > baby.
      > 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
      > Marilyn.
      > 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?
      >
      > JT
      >







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