In "Murder is a Matter of Opinion," two law students stage a mock crime in order to prove that an innocent man can be convicted of premeditated murder.
Frank and his younger brother Brian are students at the Tulane College of Law. The two of them disagree on most subjects, but lately they have been arguing about capital punishment. Frank believes the laws are right, and Brian believes that the laws are wrong.
Every year the law school stages a crime and then holds a mock trial to argue the case. This year, Frank and Brian decide to go one better and surprise the school by staging their own crime. Frank will "murder" Brian, and then Brian will argue the case in front of the Mock Trial Board. Or will he?
"Murder is a Matter of Opinion" was based on a short story by Jules Archer and was adapted for radio by Ronald Dawson. Phil Meader and William Lipton starred. This episode aired on August 20, 1961.
For other stories by Jules Archer see:
Escape - Two Came Back
Suspense - Sold to Satan
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