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:
Prosecutor Burton Hawkins (as Robin Thomas)
David Froman ...
Erik Stern ...
Arnold F. Turner ...
Officer Green (as Arnold Turner)
Lucille Meredith ...
Charles Young ...


A jury found a man, Les, guilty of murdering a friend, who had been also one of his business partners and one of his best buddies from Vietnam. Ben defended Les but lost. Seven years later Les receives a parole, but, before he leaves the prison, a fellow inmate attacks him with a knife; during the ensuing scuffle Les fatally stabs the assailant in self-defense. Ben then not only represents Les against the charge of the second death but also figures out what happened in the previous case. Written by DocRushing

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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