Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a building janitor Greg Franklin who is found shot to death in his apartment. Franklin was relatively new in that particular job and had previously worked as the night janitor at a local university for 9 years. The autopsy shows that the bullets used had been treated with fulminate of mercury and the evidence leads them to a student, Alan Sawyer who eventually confesses to the crime. When Alan tells them voices told him to kill Franklin as the janitor was a 600 year-old Templar knight they learn he is schizophrenic and the question becomes whether he should be committed. Alan was part of a study run by psychiatrist Christian Varick who it seems is more interested in keeping his grant money coming in than the health of those in the study group. Written by
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During her visit to Fred Sawyer's home in Baltimore, Jamie Ross tells Sawyer that, as a lawyer, he should know that "the law requires him to report a lost or stolen weapon", and Sawyer says he knows the law. In fact, the state of Maryland has no such law. See more
D.A. Adam Schiff
A manic-depressive commits suicide: somebody call Ripley's.
Remade as Law & Order: UK: Trial