The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Episode Guide - The Eighth Season

October 15, 1964 [215] "The Case of the Sleepy Slayer"

Director--Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay--Samuel Newman

When Rachel Gordon, a woman who's been sponging off her Uncle Abner for years, shoots him in his sleep, it appears that she'll beat the rap, because the police don't arrest her. Instead, the authorities claim the old man was dead when Rachel shot him, poisoned by his male secretary who happens to be in Abner's will. It's up to Perry once again to straighten the cops out.

Rachel Gorden--Phyllis Hill
Bruce Jay--John Napier (defendant)
Abner Gordon--Richard Hale (victim)
Judge--Morris Ankrum


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