While on holiday in the country, Rumpole reluctantly agrees to defend Fiona's sister on a charge of murdering her boorish husband. Although she claims the gun was discharged accidentally, the evidence seems against her until Rumpole tears apart the testimony of the inexperienced coroner and tweaks the conscience of the presiding judge, an aging jurist who harbors guilt about an innocent man he sent to the gallows many years before. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
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Dr. Overton, have you investigated previous cases of death by gunshot wound?
Ah, I think, one.
Only one? I see, and have you been called before to give evidence in a murder trial?
No, not actually.
Congratulations on your day-boo!