Jessica attends the burial of Wyoming rancher Jack Carver with his family and fellow veteran friends. Family lawyer Sam Breen announces he died without finalizing his will, which would provide the sale of the ranch to his brother Tim Carver, so only daughter Mary inherits everything. Then turns up Carl Mestin, with his cheap tomcat wife Sally, waving a will making him general heir. He lies about saving Jack's life in Korea, and after a stormy night when the men went out to check the property he's found hanging in the barn. Gun-obsessed incompetent sheriff 'marshall' Ed Potts arrests Mary's fiancé Art Merrick without any proof, so Jessica investigates, gets Art free and digs up the past about the will, the axes several men had grinding against Carl and his killing... Written by
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who played Dr. Seth Hazlett in most of the series, and was in more episodes than any other person, appeared first as a guest star in "Funeral at Fifty-Mile" Episode: #1.21, as Sam Breen, a small town lawyer. See more
After the discovery of the body hanging in the barn, as Jessica climbs down from the loft the cables supporting the hanged actor can be seen, as well as there being no noose around his neck. See more