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Name: Samuel Holmes Sheppard                                                   
Born: 29 December 1923                                                         
Died: 6 April 1970                                                             
Alias(es) "The Killer"                                                         
Samuel Holmes Sheppard (December 29, 1923 - April 6, 1970) was an American     
osteopathic physician involved in a famous and controversial murder trial       
when he was convicted of the murder of his pregnant wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard.
Sheppard served almost a decade in the Ohio Penitentiary before his 1954       
conviction was overturned and declared a miscarriage of justice. In 1966, he was
acquitted in a new trial.                                                       
In 2000, Sheppard's son Sam Reese Sheppard, who had been seven years old at the 
time of his mother's murder, sued the State of Ohio for his father's alleged   
wrongful imprisonment. After a 10-week-long trial, a civil jury unanimously     
ruled against him.