Suspense's "Murder by Jury" was adapted from the short story by British mystery writer Michael Gilbert. It was first published in the July 1951 issue of Britannia and Eve but can also be found in the January, 1954 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The short story is told from the perspective of Chief Inspector Hazelrigg, a central character of Gilbert's mystery novels. In Suspense's version, that role is played by Herbert Marshall as a trial prosecutor.
As the episode opens, Edward Mason is on trial for the murder of his wife, Freda. He claims that he strangled her accidentally while he was dreaming about being attacked by a large snake. When he awoke, he realized that he had choked his wife in his sleep.
The prosecutor for the crown, doesn't believe that the death was accidental. He believes that Edward Mason has committed a perfect crime. Will he be able to find a way to prove that Edward Mason planned the whole thing?
"Murder by Jury" was adapted for Suspense by Antony Ellis and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Herbert Marshall starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Ben Wright, William Johnstone, Herb Butterfield, Richard Peel, Norma Varden, Betty Harford, and Keith McConnell. This episode aired on February 22, 1954.
(Image of Herbert Marshall from Wikipedia)