Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are called to what they're told is a murder only to get there and find the victim is an expensive show horse. Curtis thinks it's a waste of time but Lt. Van Buren insists they investigate the possibility of insurance fraud. The horse was owned by Richard Brandson and the investigation leads him to his associate Lyle Christopher who has a history of being sued by former clients. When they try to locate one those dissatisfied customers, Ruth Thomas, they learn she was supposed to be on a three month cruise. She never made it to the cruise ship and the police and the ADAs are convinced Christopher he killed her. Without a body and a generally weak case, Executive ADA McCoy is going to have to play with an ace up his sleeve. Written by
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"Corpus delicti" is Latin for "body of the crime", and refers to the legal principle that a crime must be proven to have occurred before someone can be convicted of committing the crime. See more
When the detectives finish shooting at the firing range, they take off their hearing protection while still in the range. A police officer would not remove his hearing protection until after leaving the range. See more
Detective Rey Curtis
I didn't become a detective to investigate dead animals.
Detective Lennie Briscoe
[voice imitating Mr. Ed, the talking horse of the eponymous 1960's TV series
Oh come on, Wilbur. Somebody killed a horse. You're not going to let him get away with it, are you?
References Star Trek