Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After arguing with gambler Ned Pickard (Tom Pickard) over a girl named Nita Tucker (Peggie Castle), Chester (Dennis Weaver) must take Ned into custody and escort him to jail. En route, Ned ends up shot to death in an alley--and the townsfolk suspect that Chester has committed murder. Though he wants to do everything he can to help prove Chester's innocence, Marshal Matt Dillon (Dennis Weaver) may be forced to honor the letter of the law instead. This episode is adapted from the Gunsmoke radio broadcast of January 15, 1955.