Det. Lenny Briscoe and his new partner Det. Ray Curtis investigate the abduction and murder of12 year-old Jodie Gaines. She was dropped off by her school bus less than a block from her after school piano lesson. She never showed up. They get a lead from an ATM camera where they find a white van parked on the street where walked by. It leads to the arrest of Nick Capetti who is charged with murder. At his arraignment however the dead girl's mother, Karen Gaines, shoots him dead. She gets a sympathetic judge and a lenient sentence leading DA McCoy to have the case re-investigated. The new suspect in the case is Karen Gaines herself.
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When McCoy and Kincaide are arguing about what to let Mrs. Gaines plea to Jack says "I want her to do time Claire!" and Claire replies "manslaughter carries a mandatory prison sentence" to which Jack scoffs "yeah a whole two years." This is not true, manslaughter in the first degree is a violent, class B felony in New York and carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. That number is not negotiable, the law requires that someone convicted of a violent, class B felony serve at least five years in prison, it also states they cannot serve more than 25 years in prison. See more
Detective Lennie Briscoe
The last original thought Capetti had, he left swirling in the bowl.
References The Wizard of Oz