While investigating the death of a homeless man, the police believe that someone struck him with a car and wouldn't help him. But when the defendant's lawyer asks for an autopsy which was not initially performed because the man's family wouldn't let them, they discover that the defendant hitting him with a car was not what caused his death but from being struck earlier. So the police investigate again and learn that the victim had earlier gotten into a fight with another homeless man over food. And his lawyer builds a defense around how hard life is for the homeless.
Did You Know?
This episode presents a fictionalized account of the Chante Mallard case, in which an intoxicated woman hit a man and, ignoring his cries for help, left him for two hours in her garage to die, then enlisted the help of acquaintances to dispose of the body. See more
You got to admit, it's a brand new spin on the time honored defense strategy of beating up on the victim.
Rems had a very compelling argument. He's a good lawyer, Jack.
The best that money can buy.
Poor victim, rich defendant?
Well, Lady Justice may be blind, but nobody ever said the old broad was fair.
References Diamonds Are Forever