Dawn Sterling: Can I help you?
Detective Ed Green: We need to speak with Reverend Sterling.
Dawn Sterling: About what?
Detective Ed Green: Is he home?
Dawn Sterling: I'm his wife, perhaps I can help?
Detective Ed Green: You can help by answering the question.
Dawn Sterling: My husband is a minister! A man of God! I mean, do you really think he'd be involved in the murder of a homosexual prostitute? Look, why do you hate us so much? Well is it because we have the courage to worship the lord? Because we believe in the sanctity of marriage? Because we renounce homosexuality?
Dawn Sterling: What's your objective Mr McCoy? To destroy my church? To further humiliate me and my congregation?
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: The truth.
Dawn Sterling: The Truth is my husband killed that man Cantwell, he even said so in his damn suicide note!
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: I don't believe him or you.
Dawn Sterling: James told me that the only way he could save our church was to kill the man threatening to ruin it. He felt that by killing one to save a hundred and fifty thousand was worth it.