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
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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
Follow the logic of your position. If you're for the death penalty, you're for the death penalty even if the condemned murderer is cute and cuddly.