Murder in the First (2014–2016)

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Six months later, Erich Blunt goes on trial for the murder of Cindy Strauss and her unborn fetus, with English called to give evidence, before a shocking event threatens to derail the entire case.


Reginald Hudlin


Steven Bochco (created by), Eric Lodal (story) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taye Diggs ... Terry English
Kathleen Robertson ... Hildy Mulligan
James Cromwell ... Warren Daniels
Richard Schiff ... David Hertzberg
Nicole Ari Parker ... District Attorney Jacqueline Perez
Currie Graham ... Mario Siletti
Ian Anthony Dale ... Jim Koto
Raphael Sbarge ... David Molk
Lombardo Boyar ... Edgar Navarro
Bess Rous ... Ivana West
Mimi Kirkland ... Louise Mulligan (credit only)
Tom Felton ... Erich Blunt
Steven Weber ... Bill Wilkerson
Matthew Alan ... Mike Mulligan
Marissa Armijo ... ADA Lopez


The prosecution and defense lawyers make their opening statements in Erich Blunt's murder trial and the first witnesses are called. Daniels proceeds to put Cindy Strauss' husband on trial for her death. Terry visits Chris Walton in San Quentin to learn why he took the rap for Kevin Niers murder. Hildy takes Terry to task after he flattens two drunken loud-mouths in a bar. Hildy's ex-husband tells he's now been clean and sober for two years and hints at wanting to renew their relationship. Bill Wilkerson's meeting with his wife over their pending divorce doesn't go well. An unexpected death may have an impact on the trial. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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14 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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When the defense team arrives at the courthouse there is no vehicle directly behind their SUV. When the camera position changes, there is a TV van a couple of feet behind the SUV. See more »

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