Peter Martin, the son of a respected doctor who often ministered to the less fortunate, is found at the bottom of the stairs in his home with his neck broken. His sister does not believe the medical examiner's conclusion that his death was accidental, and hires Mannix to find out if he was murdered, and if so, by whom. A clue left by a young boy whom Mannix observes spying on the Martin home leads Mannix to a Chicano neighborhood, where he discovers further evidence about Martin's death, but also uncovers resentments and accusations toward Martin by some residents of the neighborhood. Written by
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The basement set where Mannix and Carlos Valera have their final confrontation near the end of the episode is the same basement set seen in the climax of the previous episode, "Merry Go Round for Murder". See more
After the fight at the bar, Mannix holds onto a set of bull's horns while one of the Chicanos talks to him. Near the end of the conversation, his hands are near both ends of the set of horns, but when the shot changes slightly, his right hand is suddenly holding them near the middle. See more