New Sheppard Trial Ends

12/10/1997 at 12:00 AM EST

A Cleveland jury yesterday rejected Sam Reese Sheppard's claim that his father, the late Dr. Sam Sheppard, was wrongfully imprisoned for the 1954 beating death of the elder Sheppard's wife, Marilyn. The verdict essentially implies that Dr. Sheppard, whose case inspired "The Fugitive" TV series and movie, committed the crime.

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