|Aired: February 9th, 1986|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxley|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
The justice system is tested when a group of angry rednecks form a lynch party and plan to hang a murder suspect.
Victim: Ed Bonner
Killer: Frank Kelso
Cause of death: Gunshot (set up to look like multiple stabbings to frame Matthew Burns).
Motive: Ed was blackmailing Frank after having witnessed him accidentally kill his wife in a jealous rage.
When Jessica (Angela Lansbury) and Prof. Ames Caulfield (Craig Stevens) are checking into the hotel, the clerk tells them that she has two adjoining rooms in a private wing. Then, when Jessica and Ames are in Jessica's room, Ames tells Jessica that after she's freshened up to knock on his door and that he's right across the hall. Rooms that are on opposite sides of the hall can't be adjoining.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Pat Corley as Frank Kelso
Mariclare Costello as Cassie Latham Burns
Cindy Fischer as Linda Bonner
Brian L. Green as Matthew Burns
Jackie Earle Haley as Billy Willets
Dorian Harewood as Sheriff Claudell Cox
John Dennis Johnston as Peter Fargo
Bill McKinney as Charlie Demsey
Jeffrey Osterhage as Ed Bonner
Craig Stevens as Professor Ames Caufield
Stuart Whitman as Farmer Phil Bonner
Larry Wilcox as Andy Crane