Is a graduate student working in the medical lab at a prestigious university robbing and killing female escorts to support his gambling addictions? And how far will his loyal fiancée go to protect him?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Conway
Jordan Pinter
Carrie Newton
Oscar Newton
Bruce Tipton
Stacey Tipton


After a young woman, Justine, is found brutally murdered in a hotel and her body stashed away on a food service cart, evidence leads Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard to a young medical school student. When a crafty lawyer, Ray Backlund , becomes involved, the detectives realize that it is going to take more than superficial evidence to put the murderer behind bars. This quickly becomes a case of mind over matter. Written by NBC Publicity

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8 March 2010 (USA)  »

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This episode is based on the Craigslist Killer who targeted escorts in hotel rooms in 2009. Like his fictional counterpart, he also was engaged. See more »


In the opening scene, a digital clock shows the time to be 8:30 when the woman emerges from Penn Station. Fewer than four minutes later, the same digital clock reads 8:49. See more »


Detective Kevin Bernard: Robbie, put the rat down!
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24 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Initially the detectives get it wrong in this Law And Order story. For the brutal torture murder of an escort they arrest Adam Driver who is a medical lab technician with some delusions about being a doctor. But in fact other evidence points to Daniel Eric Gold who is a brilliant graduate student with a sideline hobby of torture and murder of women. To Gold, the escorts he picks up are like the lab rats Driver works with.

Gold is brilliant and clever and he's got an attorney in Timothy Busfield of whom the same can be said. Linus Roache barely pulls this one over the goal line.

An interesting story about a perpetrator who thinks he's just so much more clever than the rest of the herd.

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