Detectives Cerreta and Logan investigate the murder of a young woman who is found floating in the river with her hands handcuffed behind her back. They had had a similar case of young man but the police weren't able to make any headway with that case. A police department forensic anthropologist is able to reconstruct their faces and they turn out to be brother and sister who were in the USA illegally working in the garment industry. When they learn that a city inspector was found dead in the river also handcuffed, the police are certain they are dealing with illegal immigrants working as virtual slaves. It leads them to sweat shop owners Ellis and Betty Drake and to Rudy Amendariz who has been supplying them with the slave labor. ADA Stone's case is weak however and getting a conviction will depend on getting one of the three to testify.
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The defendants are initially charged with three counts of murder in the second degree for the murder of the two Mexican kids and the murder of a city inspector. Since the inspector was a government employee performing an official duty when he was killed that makes his death first degree murder, so they should have been charged with two counts of murder in the second degree and one count of murder in the first degree. See more