F. Lee Bailey for Sam Sheppard
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F. Lee Bailey discusses the case that thrust him into the national spotlight in the trial of the century before trials were covered by TV and social media. Bailey was a young gunslinger, representing Sam Sheppard, who later became the inspiration for the TV series and movie called The Fugitive.

Bailey took on Sheppard’s case after he had been convicted at his first trial and most had lost hope for him despite his repeated claims of innocence. Bailey did not lose hope and took the case all the way to the Supreme Court and then to a new trial, where he became known as the best cross-examiner of a generation.

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