Annals of Crime #81


Original Caption:

Cleveland -- Bay Village patrolman Fred Drenkhan stops for a drink of water during a recess in the trial of Dr. Samuel Sheppard, accused wife-killer. On the witness stand for the second day, Drenkhan, who was the first police officer on the scene of the July 4th slaying, testified there was no evidence of entrance into the murder bedroom from any of three windows in the room. Defense questioning earlier in the week explored the possibility that an intruder could have gained access to the bedroom by climbing a tree outside the bedroom window. (1954)

3 comments:

twister said...

Maybe he did it, maybe he didn't. Just because he proclaimed his innocence to his dying breath doesn't mean he didn't. I'm cynical that way, sorry. His contemporary, springing to mind, is of course, O.J. Simpson and no one believes that he's innocent, do they?

billybudd128 said...

It was a one-armed man that did it.

Vladimir Estragon said...

Marcel Duchamp completes his masterpiece,