Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Murder in the Slave Trade stars Jimmy Stewart as lawyer/sleuth Billy Joe Hawkins. A sports mogul has been murdered, and the most likely suspect--a washed-up football pro--has been collared. For reasons that Hawkins can't quite fathom, the suspect's courtroom defense is being paid for by the victim's widow. Ellen Weston and Peter Mark Richman are among the guest stars in this 90-minute TV film. Murder in the Slave Trade was originally produced for the Hawkins TV series, and first telecast on January 22, 1974.
defense-attorney, football-player, murder-suspect, murder-trial, widow/widower