Fandom

Law and Order

Arthur Tunney

7,047pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Arthur Tunney
Name Arthur Tunney
Pathology Serial killer
Racist
Family Unnamed mother (deceased)
Mary Bradley (née Tunney; sister)
Allen Bradley (brother-in-law)
Status Deceased
Actor William Carden
First Appearance "Profile"

Arthur Tunney was a white supremacist serial killer who shot four African-Americans living in his neighborhood.

History Edit

Tunney developed white supremacist beliefs after his mother was killed by an African-American mugger. He projected blame onto the entire black race for her death and began subscribing to white power magazines. Tunney began prowling around his predominately African-American neighborhood armed with a shotgun, killing three people and injuring a fourth.

Briscoe and Logan track him down from his subscription to a racist magazine, and find that he fits a profile developed by Elizabeth Olivet of a loner who lives in the neighborhood, blames African-Americans for his problems, and owns a shotgun. They bring Tunney in for questioning, and arrest him when the surviving victim identifies his voice from a voice lineup. While in jail, he is stabbed by an African-American inmate, further fueling his racism.

Tunney goes to trial, represented by African-American lawyer Horace McCoy. When someone commits a copycat murder, DA Jack McCoy drafts a motion to have Tunney released on bail due to reasonable doubt about his guilt, which is granted. Once Tunney is out on the street, he tries to shoot an African-American woman, who shoots and kills him in self-defense. (L&O: "Profile")

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki