Brenda and her team investigate the death of Albert Turner, butler to the rich but highly dysfunctional Dutton family. Found hanging from the flagpole at the rear of the house with a toppled over step ladder nearby, his death has all the trappings of a suicide, which the coroner affirms as the cause of death. There's little Brenda can do, but pesky DA Thomas Yates thinks otherwise. He was prosecuting Albert for murder but thinks one of the three Dutton children is actually culpable for the death of their step-mother (who inherited the family fortune) and now for Albert. At Brenda's request, the coroner reviews his findings and, considering Albert's advanced arthritis, rules out suicide. All members of the Dutton group are guilty of something, but which is guilty of murder? Written by
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Det. Lt. Provenza
I'm glad he's dead. Cuz that would've really hurt.