Yes, Mr Lacey, I wrote the first post while I was watching the film, around the time of the murder, then I saw what Mr Lacey said later on.
I looked into the situation more, the episode was released in September 1974, I don't know when it was written or filmed, but in 1973 California reintroduced the death penalty for certain murders, including what Janus did, enter a building without permission in order to commit a crime, he was a burglar at that point, a murder committed during a burglary had mandatory death penalty with the new law, which I assume would have been big news at the time. So Janus gambled his life and lost, while he was innocent, or at least nothing illegal known up to then.
Re: Was Milo Janus really bent?/Tricon office woman
Also, in this episode, the woman in the Tricon office is usually known as Rose played by Susan Jacoby, actually Susan Jacoby plays a woman who Robert Conrad passes in his character's building and accidently calls character Rose by the name Susan.
The lady in the Tricon office is Ann Coleman.