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"Tragedy on Rye"
L&O, Episode 13.04
Production number: E3303
First aired: 30 October 2002
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Written By
William N. Fordes

Directed By
David Platt

Plot Edit

Lucy Dolan, a struggling actress, is murdered in an apparent robbery-homicide where a video tape filmed by tourists confirms the ID of three suspects. They convict the suspects, but McCoy takes another look at the defense's evidence on the victim's cell phone usage and it shows someone stopped calling Dolan after she was murdered, knowing she was dead. Only the real murderer would do that. The police track him down and arrest him. The murder weapon is found in his apartment and his lawyer wants to talk a deal. McCoy starts the procedure for releasing the three that were convicted and he worries about how to prevent such a mistake from happening again.

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References Edit

Fremont Downs Raceway; Finkle (Judge);

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Background information and notes Edit

Based off the 2001 Carnegie Deli murders where 4 people were killed in a botched drug-related robbery. Like in the episode one of the victims was an actress

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