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A suspect in the murder of a mob lawyer's wife dies during a violent apprehension by Stabler. Stabler maintains that he did nothing illegal, but the evidence may prove otherwise.
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Warner tells Benson that the cause of Ryan's death is homicide, and she reacts like this definitely means Stabler will be charged with murder. Actually, homicide as a medical term is distinct from homicide as a legal term - it simply means death by person and does not indicate that a crime of any kind has been committed (if a cop shoots a suspect in an armed standoff, for instance, that would be homicide in a medical sense but unlikely in a legal sense). Also Warner has no way of knowing how Ryan's spleen was ruptured accept by blunt force. This could have happened by accident or even before Ryan was caught by Elliot. "Homicide" rules out an accident. See more