A chiropractor accused of being a bookmaker is charged with killing the father of a professional baseball player over his son's gambling debts. However, Stone and Kincade soon suspect during the trial that the son is hiding something.

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Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
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Pat Williams
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Detectives Briscoe the beating death of Ben Williams who it turns out is son of Major League baseball player Pat Williams. The elder Williams had only come into his son's life when the young man signed his major league contract and from all accounts he had a major gambling problem. The police immediately suspect Dr. Henry Doirnell, a chiropractor who is also the biggest bookie in Harlem. He's been arrested numerous times but never convicted and not surprisingly maintains he had nothing to do with Ben Williams' death. In the middle of the trial, ADA Stone realizes that they may have the wrong man on trial. Written by garykmcd

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Based on the James Raymond Jordan, Sr. murder case. On July 23, 1993, while returning from a funeral, eight days before his 57th birthday, Jordan pulled over on US Highway 74 just south of Lumberton, North Carolina, to take a nap. Daniel Andre Green and Larry Martin Demery spotted the car, a red Lexus SC400 with the North Carolina license plate that read "UNC0023", Michael had recently purchased for him. Green and Demery shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car, then stole the vehicle. His body was found on August 3 in a swamp in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and because it was extremely decomposed, it was not positively identified until August 13 with the help of dental records. The media initially tried to link James' death to Michael Jordan's alleged gambling problems, but James Jordan had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. His killers were both sentenced to life in prison. See more »

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Ben Stone: Benny Williams was never that Pat's father. He just happened to be in the room when he was conceived.
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Stupid and obvious perjury
5 September 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The father of a star baseball player is beaten to death. The deceased was known to have a gambling problem and was in real deep like six figures worth to bookie/chiropractor Ray Aranha. Of course that in and of itself will get his son Malik Yoba in trouble with the Commissioner of his sport.

At the trial some rather stupid and obvious perjury sends Michael Moriarty off in a whole new direction in terms of looking for a perpetrator. The deceased was not one of nature's noble creatures, he left his family when Yoba was young and reappeared in his rookie Major League season.

An interesting twist in this Law And Order episode.


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