In "Public Defender" a man must stand trial for a burglary charge -- while not letting on that he also murdered the wife of his public defender.
Phillip Penn murdered Mrs. Tyler for her purse while attending an Armistice Day parade. He skipped town for a month and when he returned, he went about his business as though nothing had happened. That is, until the police showed up at his door to ask him questions about a robbery.
Penn claimed to know nothing about it, but the officers didn't like his answers or his dodginess. Later, when he was charged with burglary, the court appointed an attorney for him-- the husband of the woman he murdered. Could Penn hide the truth from his own attorney?
"Public Defender" was written by E. Jack Neuman and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Frank Lovejoy starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Herb Butterfield, Charles Calvert, Whitfield Connor, Lou Krugman, and Paula Winslowe. This episode aired on April 20, 1953.
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