After Sam Lacket physically beats his wife on the streets of Dodge, Matt and Doc try to persuade Mrs. Lacket to prefer charges on her husband, but she refuses to do so.
When Mrs. Lacket comes into Doc's office suffering from a beating she received from her husband, Matt decides to go after Sam Lacket.
After the Judge finds Lacket guilty of several minor crimes, he sentences Lacket to 50 dollars or 50 days in Dodge City's jail.
Mrs. Lacket comes up with the 50 dollars for Hackett's fine, Matt reluctantly releases Lacket fromjail.However, once Lacket is freed Mrs. Lacket learns thatSam has not changed his ways one bit. He still threatens to bully and beather.
When Samattempts to beat his wife again, shegrabshis gun and killshim.