An 80-year-old man is accused of killing the man who stole his identity and caused him to lose his home. However, the defendant's son wants him declared incompetent to stand trial.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Benjamin ...
Lonnie Jackson
Aaron Miller
Carl Gordon ...
Horace Worthington
Dr. Paul Jackson
Mrs. Hitchens
Andee Mae Haley


Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate the murder of a man by the name of Lonnie Jackson. As they look into the man's history, several facts simply don't add up. It begins to make sense when they figure out that the dead man had in fact stolen the real Lonnie Jackson's identity by using information he found on him on the Internet. He then proceeded to sell Lonnie's house. The real Lonnie is an 80 year-old African-American who worked hard all of his life and who suddenly finds himself homeless and is ashamed of the situation he now finds himself in. He's alienated from his son, Dr. Paul Jackson, who hires his father a lawyer who seeks to have Lonnie declared incompetent and therefore unable to be prosecuted. Written by garykmcd

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5 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Lorraine Toussaint reprised her role as Shambala Green in Chicago P.D.: Justice (2016) 13 years later. See more »


Forensic Technician: Name's Andrew Hitchens. Took one to the chest. Married with two, boy and girl.
Lennie Briscoe: The wife around?
Forensic Technician: She's the one called it in. Looks like a .38, .45 maybe. Whatever, it was up close and personal. Look at the powder burns.
Lennie Briscoe: How long?
Forensic Technician: Couple hours, tops.
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Remade as Law & Order: UK: Pride (2014) See more »

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Should have won an award
4 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tearful, soul-wrenching episode. As he said he was erased. I agree with the assistant DA, that his son should have shared some of the punishment, as he gave him the computer because he didn't want to be bothered. Paul Benjamin should have gotten an Emmy for his performance. One of my favorite episodes.

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