A financial advisor is implicated in the drug overdose death of one of his client's children.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerome Kamen
Dean Pollard
Mrs. Blanchard
Matthew Blanchard
Herbert Fowler
Erik Hanson
Jose Serrano ...
Judge Luis Rodriguez (as José E. Serrano)
Francine Beers ...
Edward Seamon ...
Ernest Hobson


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the death of a young woman who is found dead behind a dumpster, the victim of an apparent drug overdose. It is quickly obvious to them that the girl died elsewhere and her body was just dumped there. She is identified as Katie Blanchard, a member of a very rich family that has refused to have anything to do with her due to her addiction. They learn that she frequently visited the family's financial advisor, Jerome Kamen, who was giving her money. It seems she was blackmailing him over his handling of the family trust and the question then becomes whether he had anything to do with her death. Written by garykmcd

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11 January 1995 (USA)  »

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No cleaning up this family mess
27 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The finding of a dead junkie behind a dumpster usually isn't considered murder and if this were some ordinary uptown junkie no one would give this a second look. But it turns out that the woman found was from a rich family, a trust fund baby from the family of a man who ran for US Senate once. The widowed mother Joan McIntosh has disowned her daughter and the world of low lives she now hangs out with.

The charge of her daughter and son Dallas Roberts rests with the Jon Cypher who is the executor of her husband's estate. In a crime of neglect or what the Catholics call the sin of omission she dies of an overdose and Cypher is charged.

He's guilty, but I can kind of understand the man. I knew many people with drugs habits and a lot of them died by a sin of omission as they resolutely refused to get help. Sounds like this victim was one of them and in fact her mother disowned her. Something in Cypher snapped and he just wasn't going to clean up the family messes any more. People that I knew also resolutely refused to grow up and that's part of the problem as well.

Still Cypher winds up paying worse than he thought.

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