When world-famous criminal law professor Eric Lipton is accused in the murder of his young student, he chooses one of his most promising and ambitious former law students, Casey Jordan, to represent him. Now somewhere between the legal maneuvers and the letter of the law, a terrible reversal will take place.
Diggett Monroe's gang of outlaws wants to take over the town of Endurance, Idaho. To this end, they ambush Sheriff Pelham Birdsall, leaving him for dead. But Birdsall, thanks to his young wife Delight, doesn't die, and as she strives to get him back on his feet in time for the inevitable showdown, more and more of the sheriff's duties fall on her shoulders. In this, she is assisted by an unlikely deputy and a three-legged dog, but in the end, it takes all of them to vanquish the outlaws.
When world-famous law professor Eric Lipton is seen driving away from the home of his horribly mutilated student - and is later caught fleeing the country with the woman's bloody underwear - the case seems open and shut. But ambitious defense attorney Casey Jordan is a master at injecting reasonable doubt into the minds of jurors. Somewhere between legal maneuvering and the letter of the law, however, Casey finds her own doubts rising to the surface - and her life in jeopardy from a remorseless killer!
This is the final CBS Radio episode of Gunsmoke. It originally aired on June 18, 1961. Set in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870's, Gunsmoke premiered in April 1952. William Conrad starred as U. S. Marshal Matt Dillon, and he was joined by three other regulars: Howard McNear as "Doc" Charles Adams; Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell; and Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot.