A respected female attorney kills her husband, and goes head-to-head against Jim Steele when she decides to defend herself in the courtroom.
Did You Know?
While talking with ADA Steele and Finn about a plea deal Julie Phelps quotes a statistic on capital cases where the prosecution's key witness is not allowed to testify causes the acquittal rate to increase by at least 30%. However Mrs. Phelps is not charged with a capital crime, she is on trial for murder in the second degree. A capital crime is one where the sentence could potentially be the death penalty; the most severe sentence for murder in the second degree is life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. There are only two criminal charges in the state of New York that qualify as capital crimes: murder in the first degree and aggravated murder. See more
Written by Anna Nalick
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