The Case of the Deadly Verdict - Season 7 - Episode 4 - Orig. Air Date: 17 Oct. 1963. In a very rare occurrence, Perry Mason loses a case when Janice Barton is convicted of murdering her aunt and is subsequently sentenced to death. After the verdict, Perry still investigates and tries to find the real killer among the old lady's heirs. Also, for the first time, Perry begins to show self doubt as he wonders where he went wrong.