"Murder, She Wrote" It's a Dog's Life (TV Episode 1984) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • While Jessica attends a hunting party, someone tampers in the stables with the normally quiet horse of the rich host, Denton Langley, which suddenly goes wild and causes him to have a fatal fall, yet the drug test Jessica suggests is negative. The will on videotape gives his shocked relatives and estate staff peanuts, $15,000,000 goes to Denton's pet hound Teddy, who is shortly after found drugged after biting old local Isaiah Potts. Family lawyer Marcus Boswell, who is constantly called by his broker, is challenged by the human heirs' lawyer on account of the dog's mental competence. Then Trish Langley is found killed by the security gate, the button which operates it from security guard Barnes's closed room has Teddy's paw print on it, he must have been trained to do do. Jessica works out precisely what ties in, how, and what doesn't..

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • Jessica is visiting her cousin Abby in Virginia horse country. She is a horse trainer who works for the amiable Denton Langley, a wealthy man with several greedy children who all hope to inherit one day. When Denton is killed during a riding accident - Jessica is convinced that his horse was drugged - they all gather for the reading of the will, or more accurately the watching of the video will where Denton tells them exactly what he's left them - nothing. In fact, he's left his entire fortune to his dog Freddie! When one of his children is murdered however, it's Freddie who's on trial but Jessica knows that regardless of anything Freddie might have done, it was a human that taught him how to do it.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • There's in-fighting and backstabbing galore when a millionaire snubs his family and leaves most of his estate to a dog.


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