The Fugitive (both the TV show and movie) is said to be loosely based on the real life case of Dr. Sam Sheppard, who was convicted of murdering his wife in 1954. Both fictional versions focused on the convicted doctor as he went on the lam in pursuit of the real killer. But in the actual case, Sheppard's attorneys were able to get his conviction overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court by arguing that the carnival atmosphere at the trial created by the . . .
Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!