Matlock: Season 1, Episode 17

The Convict (10 Feb. 1987)

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A former client of Ben has spent seven years in prison for murder, then he gets a parole but, still in prison, kills a fellow inmate in self-defense. Ben again defends the same client, and he figures out what happened in the previous case.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Bundy
Andrea Colter
Sam Dolan
Prosecutor Burton Hawkins (as Robin Thomas)
David Froman ...
Erik Stern ...
Wayne Lashley
Arnold F. Turner ...
Officer Green (as Arnold Turner)
Eli Walsh
Lester Matthews
Lucille Meredith ...
Judge Irene Sawyer
Charles Young ...


A man Ben defended 7 years ago for killing his friend and business associate but lost the case, was granted parole. Shortly after some men try to kill him but he defends himself and kills one of the men. The others claim he attacked the man he killed and should be charged with murder. Ben offers to defend him and eventually learns the attempt on his life and the murder he was convicted of may be linked. Written by

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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