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Title:
After the Verdict
Plot:
An upcoming attorney discovers to his dismay that the man he acquitted of homicide is indeed culpable. Now he must find a way to straighten out the facts.
Episode:
0032
Air Dates:
First Run - February 6, 1974
Repeat - April 20, 1974
Repeat - February 24, 1979
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11 Responses to Episode 0032


Predictable ending; saw it coming a mile away. Incidentally, the idea of a defense attorney feeling angst at getting an innocent client off is no longer a common plot device in courtroom fiction, ever since "Law & Order" with its sleazy defense attorneys became a hit.

A lgeal/moral drama that contains more explanations of double jeopardy than you can shake a stick at. Also includes the overused plot device of having the main character be married to the boss' daughter.

Interesting story about a lawyer who battles to win an accused killer his freedom, only to have him confess to him later that he not only actually did commit the murder of a young delivery boy who he thought was flirting with his wife, but that he would do it again if anyone so much as looked at her. The lawyer wants justice to be served, but the killer can't be re-tried. So what to do? A few implausible moments, but none serious enough to make me stop listening. Not at all bad, really, plus there's a news report and commercials.

CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER, “After The Verdict,” starring Tony Robert, with E.G. Marshall, host. A young lawyer finds his career and his client’s life are in jeopardy due to a strange confession. Young attorney Ned Murray wins an acquittal for Lew Rydell, charged with murder, then discovers some disquieting information about his client which places Ned’s career and Lew’s life in jeopardy.

Fantastic theater--I enjoyed it. Ned is an attorney who is faced with the delemma of a confession from a client who killed a man. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but this story which was aired in 1974 portrayed an attorney who bisected attorney/client privilige (confidentiality). It was refreshing as today's entertainment depicts lawyers as never, ever pressing the bounds of attorney/client privilige. It was refreshing to hear a story of an attorney whose conscience was larger than his bounds of law.

In this story, a lawyer defends a client in a murder trial. After an acquittal is reached, the lawyer learns the truth about his client and he struggles with what to do.

A tight story with characters to love and hate. Real drama with unpredictable results.

A young lawyer finds out the man he defended for murder is actually guilty. He must decide how to put things right.

A criminal lawyer wins a high-publicity murder case and frees his violent client from prosecution. Immediately after the trial, his client confesses that he actually did commit the crime. The lawyer is highly ethical and moral and struggles with how to deal with this new information. Some very interesting legal problems dealt with in this episode. Excellent!

I like a story like this, where there's a quandary of ethics. It really makes you think, and sympathize with the protagonist.

Although someone pointed out this plot was overused on shows like "Law & Order" I'm lucky enough not to have watched those shows. In the end it was a morality play. I did find it interesting that the lawyer was friends with the "mobster" that he helped get found innocent of ONE of his crimes, although he does point out several times that he knew he was innocent of that particular crime, just not all crimes.

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