The mayor and the murder: The trial of Robert Shephard
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Five weeks after Frank Q. Jackson was fatally shot on Cleveland’s east side, a suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated murder.
But investigators say Robert Shephard didn’t actually pull the trigger of the gun that killed the Cleveland mayor’s grandson on September 19, 2021.
In fact, the shooter has yet to be identified.
So how did Shephard end up in the hot seat for Jackson’s death?
The latest episode of the 19 News true crime podcast, Dark Side of the Land, takes listeners gavel to gavel through Shephard’s trial.
Would prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him? Or could defense attorneys convince jurors that Shepard had no involvement whatsoever?
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