Joe Dean Bonner is a professional killer who cares for nothing but himself. After his latest killing, he rides into a strange town populated by only one man, who he obtains the Dead Man's gun from. Soon, Bonner is on trial for his past deeds, with a jury of those he has butchered, and not even the Dead Man's gun can help him against the supernatural. After visits from his dead, disappointed father, a pastor, and the love of his life, who committed suicide after he impregnated then abandoned her, Bonner seems to repent, but is he sincere? The Dead Man's Gun knows! And so do I, he's not sincere at all, so he gets hung.