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"Causa Mortis"
L&O, Episode 7.01
Production number: K1106
First aired: 18 September 1996
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Written By
René Balcer

Directed By
Ed Sherin

Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the carjacking and murder of a young mother who leaves behind a husband and four small children.

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Quotes Edit

Mrs. Galvez: They didn't say that on the news! You're lying!
Curtis: I'm a cop. I don't lie.
Ross: I believe in monsters and things that go bump in the night, Jack. May they rot in Hell along with their attorneys.
McCoy: You want to bring in the Feds, you talk to me first!
Ross: So, this is a pissing contest!
McCoy: In my office, we don't hand off the ball. We run with it. Maureen Rankin was killed in our jurisdiction! Prosecuting her killer is our responsibility!

Background information and notes Edit

  • This episode is based on the murder of New Jersey schoolteacher Kathleen Weinstein in Toms River.

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