Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Standing Eight Count 

Boxer Tommy Bracket is found dead after knocking out champion Mercury Jones and refusing a rematch. Evidence points to Mercury as the killer, but Mark finds that his wife, a corrupt promoter, and a bankrupt gym owner also have motives.

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Dr. Mark Sloan
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Dr. Jack Stewart
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Amanda Bentley-Livingston
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Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ...
Nurse Delores Mitchell
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Steve Sloan
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Wayne Topping
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Butch Reilly
David Labiosa ...
Kieran Conley
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Brianna Jones (as Troy Beyer)
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Tommy Brackett
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Marco
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Car Park Attendant
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Mercury 'The Heat' Jones
Danni Wheeler ...
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Jack's boxing hero Mercury 'The Heat' Jones is held in observation at Community General with serious injuries, after a KO title loss instead of the 50th victory he'd hoped to retire after - his wife Brianna wants him to stop anyway. Worse, his adversary Tommy Brackett is diagnosed with an irregular heart beat, (no more fighting ever), so he refuses a furious Jones a rematch. Brackett is found dead - smothered the next morning next to Mercury's hospital ID bracelet. Jack learns from neighborhood friend Marco (who lost big betting on the fight) and joins as "Animal" - (an unwilling sparring partner at Tommy's ex-trainer Butch Reilly's gym) to search Brackett's locker and office, confirming it was already deep in debt and facing bankruptcy, as Steve already knew, but also a check indicating promoter Wayne Topping bought the fight. Then a witness turns up who saw Brianna entering Tommy's room, and a rented doctor's jacket. Yet the hospital sleuths still have to find another suspect. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 December 1994 (USA)  »

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The title refers to a boxing referee practice where he can stop the fight and give a still standing boxer an evaluation as to whether he can continue. The practice was eliminated from professional boxing in 1998. See more »

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