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"The Secret Sharers"
L&O, Episode 1.18
Production number: 66221
First aired: 12 March 1991
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Logan and Greevey The Secret Sharers
Written By
Robert Stuart Nathan

Directed By
E.W. Swackhamer

Benjamin Stone faces a flashy Texas lawyer and a hostile community as he tries to prosecute a young man accused of killing a drug dealer.

Plot

A notorious criminal is shot and killed in front of an entire church congregation. Witnesses protect the shooter, an admired local teenager. Detectives and prosecutors must deal with the uncooperative witnesses and discover the motive behind the shooting.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

References

Quotes

"We're pleading temporary insanity."
"What, yours or your client's?"

- Shambala Green and Benjamin Stone


"The commandment says, "Thou shalt not kill". It does not say, "Thou shalt not kill only nice people"."

- Benjamin Stone

Background information and notes

  • Based on the Daingerfield church shooting which was a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on June 22, 1980. Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a scoped, semi-automatic XM16E1-type derivative, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers, killed five people and wounded 10 others, after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter. King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell on January 19, 1982, before he could be convicted. (Source: Daingerfield church shooting at Wikipedia)

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Ballistics Lab
Thursday,February 7

St. Julian's Church
428 E. 113th Street
Tuesday, February 12

Alicia & Lucy Rivers Apt.
5 E. 121st Street
Thursday, February 14

4 5 6

Manhattan Jail
Wednesday, February 20

Chambers of
Judge Markham
Monday, May 6

Chambers of
Judge Markham
Wednesday, May 8



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