A career criminal is murdered, and the investigation leads detectives to a manipulative widow who may have hired the victim to murder her husband.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Cobin (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
Melissa Cobin
Paul Diomede ...
Paul Kasperski
Frankie 'Threads' Polito
Leslie Denniston ...
Elizabeth Dumas
Joseph La Rocca ...
Tom (as Joseph LaRocca)
Jack Gilpin ...
Maggie Moore ...
Angela McDowell


A career criminal is murdered, and the investigation leads detectives to a manipulative widow who may have hired the victim to murder her husband.

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10 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Jack McCoy: Your Honor can't seriously entertain the notion that a defendant can benefit in one murder by killing the witness by committing another.
Judge Donald Karan: I didn't draft the Constitution, Mr. McCoy.
Jack McCoy: No, but you can interpret it. These two cases are inextricably linked. What's the good of proving that the defendant had an opportunity to kill Buck if I can't show the jury why?
Judge Donald Karan: You raise a good point.
Mr. Axtell: Your Honor, any mention of the Colbin murder would prejudice the jury irreparably.
Judge Donald Karan: Which is why I won't allow these...
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The Widow Bottom Feeds
8 September 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Another one of the great Law and Order episodes is this one with two apparently unconnected murders of an ex-con and the owner of an electrical appliance business get connected by Jerry Orbach and Jesse L. Martin.

The real story here is how the culprit eventually gets justice through the legal system. Cathy Moriarty is the wife of the owner who hired the ex-con to kill her husband and this is one evil woman. I can't say more except the scope of her own malevolence gets turned against her from an unexpected source.

There is one other performance of note here, he has only one scene, in fact it's his sole credit listed on IMDb. But Jamie Lorenzo plays a "bottom feeding shyster" as he's described. He has to be one in real life because he comes over as so oily and so unctuous that he must do this in real life and did this role as a lark.

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