Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Rey Curtis investigate the shooting of a well-known journalist, Gerald Fox, who was shot as he exited his house one morning to go to work. He's unconscious so the police start looking for anyone who might be seeking revenge. The obvious candidate is John Franchetta who was just paroled after serving 20 years for killing Broadway actress Rebecca Hampton. He still denies having anything to do with that crime and the ADA who prosecuted him admits that Fox's barrage of newspaper articles on the crime likely influenced the jury that convicted him. ADAs McCoy and Carmichael come to believe Franchetta and focus on the dead woman's daughter Nicole Hampton for killing her mother and her brother Andrew for shooting Fox. Their main problem is that Nicole was 15 when killed her mother and a juvenile and therefore subject to the law as it existed at that time. Written by
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Sometimes the facts get in the way of the story.
Detective Rey Curtis
Tell that to Johnny Franchetta.