After a mailman is attacked in the lobby of a small condo building, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis begin to interview some of the occupants. They find one of the tenants, Kitty Lansing, unconscious severely beaten in her bed, It seems apparent that whoever did this likely kept her prisoner in her own apartment and tortured her over several days. They naturally suspect her ex-husband Roger but he has an alibi and they move on to some of the men she's been dating recently. They find Matt Bergstrom who comes to New York from Seattle several times per year. There is little doubt that Bergstrom is a serial killer though it's not obvious he attacked Lansing. He's willing to plead guilty however provided the prosecutors take the death penalty off the table and also guarantee he will not be extradited to Texas where he could also face the death penalty. When they find that someone else attacked Lansing they face the prospect of Bergstrom going free after only a short jail sentence. Written by
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Christopher Patrick Mullen, who plays serial killer Matt Bergstrom, plays a lawyer two seasons later in the episode "Whiplash". See more
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael
Guess what? A psycho did do it.