Lupo and Bernard investigate the death of 12 year-old Eric Foley and his housekeeper both of whom were shot in the Foleys home in the middle of the afternoon. Eric's parents were university researchers both working that day. Several people saw a man leaving the house and the police learn that a science journalist, Ned Lasky, had been pestering them for information on their medical research. In fact Lasky is a magazine fact checker looking for a break but when a poison pen note with a lock of her dead son's hair is sent to Joyce Foley, it's traced back to Lasky. He clearly has a thing about the Foleys but it's his antipathy towards Joyce's college sorority that seems to be behind his irrational crimes Written by
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The plot of this episode bears a striking resemblance to a real-life murder case in Omaha, Nebraska. On March 13, 2008, Omaha Police say Anthony Garcia entered the home of William and Claire Hunter and stabbed two people to death: the couple's 11-year-old son, Thomas, and the family's housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, 57. Roger Brumback (who was found murdered along with his wife five years later) and William Hunter had been instrumental in firing Garcia from Creighton University's pathology department in 2001. Garcia was tried for the four murders in October of 2016. See more