"Black Tie"
L&O, Episode 4.05
Production number: 69004
First aired: 20 October 1993
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Written By
Michael S. Chernuchin & Walon Green

Directed By
Arthur W. Forney

After wealthy Jonathan Keyes is found dead in his home, the police receive an anonymous tip that he was murdered.


Briscoe gets a 911 call that a millionaire was murdered, but the investigation gets thwarted by his wife and family attorney, who claim that he died of natural causes.


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Background information and notes

  • This episode is based on the Sunny von Bülow case. On December 21, 1980, Sunny von Bülow slipped into a coma. Her friends and family have never known for certain if Sunny attempted suicide, or if her husband, Claus von Bülow, had tried to kill her by injecting her with insulin. Claus was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to thirty years in prison, but the conviction was reversed in 1984. Von Bulow was granted a second trial in 1985 and was acquitted. (Source: Sunny von Bülow at Wikipedia)
  • This episode marks the second and final time Beverly Johnson appears. The first was in Season 3, episode 10, "Consultation". Johnson and Chris Noth were in a relationship from 1990 to 1995.

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