A promising young writer confesses to the murder and robbery of a cabbie and demands that he receive the death penalty.
Did You Know?
This episode was inspired by Jack Abbott
, who wrote the acclaimed book In the Belly of the Beast while in prison. He was granted parole in 1981 then moved to New York City and became a star of the literary scene until he killed a waiter at a restaurant 6 weeks later. He returned to prison and committed suicide in 2002. See more
[after Ed had an informal discussion with a suspect that led to a partial confession
Lt. Anita Van Buren
Five hours? I hope the hell he called you in the morning.
Det. Ed Green
Hey, the best way to get a drunk to open his mouth is to let him drink, isn't that right, Lennie?
Det. Lennie Briscoe
[looking up from his desk