According to Terry Gibert and Cynthia L. Cooper from the Plain Dealer, Richard Eberling was never questioned in 1954 about the murder; even the employees who worked for him were unquestioned. After Sam Sheppard had been in prison for five years, Eberling volunteered to Bay View Police that detectives that they potentially might have found his blood in the Sheppard's home. Which was coincidental was the fact that the murderer knew he was bleeding and he had bled throughout the house. His alibi for the blood was that it was from a few days before the murder, but the interesting twist on this w...
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...empted home invasion. The injuries sustained by Sam, were high unobtainable from self injury. The fact that Eberling admitted to bleeding in the home and also burglarizing, made him a subject of interest to this case. Eberling stole Marilyn's ring, and other various items. However, the most interesting twist to the murder was the fact that everyone believed Sam committed the murder even before investigation. While, nobody ever suspected Eberling till years later even he had a strong affiliation to the family . Looking at all of this evidence, Richard Eberling stuck out and was the prime suspect. Everything in the case led to Eberling, he committed the murder, but his reasoning will never be known.
The Killer's Trail: The Story of Dr. Sam Sheppard."Nova. Dirs.Marian Marzynski and Joel Olicker. Narr. Liev Schreiber. DVD.WGBH, Boston: 199,2005.
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