Jesse was killed (murdered) by a bomb in the district attorney's office as a result of his campaign against the Dixie Mafia. Keith, Jesse's son, took over as district attorney and pledged to get his father's murder dealt with.
At the point when Jesse put Hugh's dad, Spear Malco, in prison for prostitution, Hugh organized with Nevin Noll, Spear's right-hand man, to have Jesse killed. Hugh hired Henry Taylor to set off a bomb inside Jesse's office in the courthouse using Nevin's connections..
Jesse's death-related charges were admitted by Taylor and Nevin. Nevin made it out of jail without being caught. Hugh's case was tried, and he got the death penalty. In the mean time, Keith had been chosen for the place of the state's head legal officer. Here, he had the ability to push through Hugh's execution.