Police believe a young woman is responsible for the stabbing of a police officer. McCoy is stunned during his cross-examination of the defendant on the stand. McCoy and Ross struggle with the morality of the death penalty when she claims she has become a "born again" Christian on death row and has asked to end her appeals. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is most likely inspired by Karla Faye Tucker, a Texas woman who was executed in 1998 despite pleas on her behalf because she had converted to Christianity and become a model inmate. Karla, along with her accomplice murdered several people with a hammer and pickaxe. See more
During the trial, McCoy holds up an evidence bag containing a knife. The entire knife is visible indicating that the evidence bag label is on the backside of the bag. On the reverse angle - as McCoy is showing the knife to the witness, the entire knife is still visible, indicating the label is now on the front. See more
Anita Van Buren
[to Monica Johnson
You want to take me on, little girl? Well, let me tell you something: you better be packing more than a dirty mouth.