Law & Order: Season 13, Episode 3

True Crime (16 Oct. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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McCoy becomes suspicious of a former police officer and current true crime writer investigating the death of a controversial rock singer, when the singer's wife is killed.



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Episode credited cast:
Det. Mike Foster
Jeremy Cook
Travis Jones
Rain Bridgeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bright ...
Dru Hunt
David W. Butler ...
Howard Rumsfeld
Dyron Holmes ...
Carter Newton
George Newton ...
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Investigating the death of a rock band singer who had large amounts of cocaine and heroin in her system, the detectives question a former boyfriend who was a disgruntled band mate of her late husband. The prosecutors are hampered by the actions of a retired detective, who worked a case with Briscoe several years back, turned writer whose unconventional research tactics makes him a suspect as well. Written by Anonymous

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