Judge Garth is asked to prove a young man he helped through school was hanged for a murder he did not commit. Saloon owner Rosanna Dobie illegitimate son was lynched by a local justice committee headed by Judge Garth's ex-law partner Frank Sturgis for murdering a young girl he had a relationship with after a local celebration. Rosanna and her son were always looked down upon because of their background but the son had been a very successful rancher and businessman. Garth with the aid of Judge Harper puts on a mock trail with Garth as the defense attorney and Frank Sturgis as the prosecutor. The trial brings out the true biases of the community and dredges up facts not easily accepted by the residents and the girl's family.
Did You Know?
Second appearance of John Dehner
, who late in Season 4 as Morgan Starr would replace Judge Garth as the operator of Shiloh ranch after Garth was appointed Governor. Unlike his character here, Starr and Garth were friends. Dehner appeared as Starr 4 times in Season 4, and then once more as another character in Season 8. See more