Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Despite the fact that Carl Martin's death appears to be a suicide, startling evidence reveals something a bit more complex in this episode of Dragnet. When Martin's body is discovered in a locked room with a gun by his side, the case seems cut and dry. Things get complicated when the police chemist informs Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Gannon (Harry Morgan) that the gun found in the dead man's hands is, without question, not the gun that was used to kill him. Closer investigation reveals that Martin's mother-in-law shot him to death after he fired a gun at the Bible she was holding.