CLEVELAND (AP) — Case files and exhibits from Dr. Sam Sheppard's celebrated murder case are being turned over to Cleveland State University's law school.
Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Bill Mason says about 50 boxes with a half-century worth of files are being given to the school.
The collection will be open to researchers and the general public once everything is cataloged and digitized.
Mason tells The Plain Dealer newspaper (bit.ly/SpBpS9) that it's an opportunity to preserve an important piece of legal history.
Sheppard spent 10 years in jail until his conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court after it ruled in 1964 that the original trial judge failed to shield jurors and witnesses from news stories in the case that captivated the public.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com