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Judy Bryant is upset when she learns that a valuable tract of land she inherited has been claimed by a land developer. The original land survey was conducted some 15 years before by her step-father, Amos Bryant, who abandoned them soon after. The root of the problem is that the nearby river is far narrower today than it was at the time of the survey. Judy consults Perry Mason who tells her that Amos' testimony will be essential if she is to win her case against the developer. She locates Amos and he agrees to testify only if she pays him $10,000. When he collects the money however, the package explodes, killing him. Judy is charged with his murder and Perry defends her. Written by
Now here is a different way for a murder to happen in the series, open a package that is suppose to contain loads of money and the next thing you know-- there are pieces of you all over the place. For the viewer it was different from the usual bump on the head or the familiar gunshot, we have a bomb in this show. It was just too bad the script did not hold up as well.
In short, the story centers around a young woman, Judy Bryant, that has some riverfront property. But due to the decrease of the water flow the riverbanks difference is over 300 feet from where it was some twenty years ago. Now a developer claims the riverfront property is his and Judy's land begins back to where the boundary was years ago.
Judy calls Perry to sue the developer but one thing she needs is the person that surveyed the land years ago. It just happens to be her down-on-his-luck step father did the survey but he wants $10,000 to go to court with her. Without Perry's knowledge she places the money in a paper box and when it is opened her step-father is no more. Now Perry is defending Judy for murder.
Most all the evidence is produced in courtroom testimony. The last twenty minutes of the show is just Perry producing person after person in order to find guilt. There is much testimonial evidence that makes the entire episode somewhat non-exciting. Plus the actress, Sarah Marshall (Judy) did not come across well when delivering lines. She is a beautiful woman but talked in only one tone the entire time. She had no infliction other than a low monotone voice. With all that said,it was still watchable, it just seem a long time to get to the ending.
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