Sgt. Greevey and Det. Logan investigate a possible case of child abuse when a young girl, Didi Lowenstein, is found at school badly beaten and near unconscious. The attending physician says there's no way her injuries could have happened accidentally. When they speak to Didi's mother Carla however, she seems to be in a strangely passive and indifferent state of mind. The police are surprised that little has been done to investigate her situation and even more so when they learn Didi's father Jacob is a psychiatrist. As the evidence mounts, it's clear that Carla is the one who struck Didi but ADA Stone wants Jacob for murder as it was he who actually created the reign of terror that existed in the Lowenstein household. Written by
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This episode is revisited in season 15, episode 11 'Fixed'. See more
Immediately after ADA Stone stops questioning the ME who performed the autopsy, he calls the dead victim's mother to the stand. Since the ME is a prosecution witness, Mr. Stone questions him first, meaning that the defense should have an opportunity to cross-examine the ME. Even if the defense chooses to ask no questions, the attorney must be given the opportunity to cross-examine, and the presiding judge should have at least asked the defense whether it cared to cross-examine before allowing the wife to be sworn in. See more
Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone
I didn't hear you knock.
That's because I didn't. If I'd have knocked, you would have heard me.
References Mommie Dearest