Finishing hold

Ohio Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted, and later acquitted, of killing his wife.

Sheppared claimed a man broke into the house and that he, Sheppard, fought to defend his wife, receiving injuries in the attack but failing to prevent the murder. The state claimed that Sheppard’s injuries were inflicted by his wife as she attempted unsuccessfully to defend herself from her husband.

He spent 10 years in prison for the crime. When he got out, things got weird.

The Memory Palace podcast has the story: Finishing Hold

Sam Sheppard – Wikipedia

One Reply to “Finishing hold”

  1. Meeting the in-laws must have been awkward.

    “Your sister was married to a Nazi?!”
    “I told you about that…”
    “I thought you said she lived with gerbils!”

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