Law & Order (1990) Episode Scripts

N/A - Renunciation

Narrator: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups the police who investigate crime, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.
These are their stories.
Come on, OJ, heel.
OJ, heel! Heel! Come on.
All right, sit.
You, you, you.
You want a dog to do tricks, you gotta hit him.
You want to teach him to bite, then you hit him.
- You like the Jets Sunday? - Yeah.
If Thomas gets his carries.
I give you 10 points, take 'em.
That's what you said last week.
Well, this week I'm probably right.
Come on, OJ, let's go home.
Come on.
Come on, OJ, we got TV to watch.
Looks like the pooch got off scot-free.
Bet that's the last he's heard of his master's voice.
- No skid marks.
- Any ID on the body? Lawrence Kealey, 325 West 82nd Street.
Just around the corner.
You want us to take him home? Why don't you wait until we break the news, then you bring him up.
We've got about The street's nice and quiet.
No traffic, no nothing.
Then this big black car just comes along and hits him.
Whoop! Big black what kind of car? - Mercedes.
Black, maybe dark blue.
- You're not sure? Those streetlights make everything funny.
But definitely a Mercedes.
All right, good.
That narrows it down.
Did you happen to see the license plate, maybe the driver? No, but here's the weird thing I see the same car before this happened, parked across the street.
It's just sitting there.
First with the parking lights on, - then later with them off.
- Slow down, slow down.
- Where was this? - All the way down the block.
Guy starts to cross, car pulls out, guy crosses, car hits him.
- He made no attempt to swerve? - Swerve? The only thing the car did was accelerate.
Boom, lights came on action, camera.
Oh, he was gunning for the guy all right.
I knew something was wrong.
I knew it.
He'd always walk OJ after "Carson.
" Mrs.
Kealey, can we call someone? He wanted ice cream.
- Where is OJ? - He's fine.
One of the officers will be bringing him up.
Did you talk to him? He was already The paramedics said he died from head wounds.
He was gone before they got there.
What do I do? I mean, now.
What am I supposed to do now? Shame.
Good people.
Makes you think.
- You see Larry every night? - Clockwork.
We talk sports, whatever.
Guy still liked the Jets.
He invited me to First Base, said he'd set me up.
Sports bar down in Chelsea, - Larry tended bar.
- A bartender affords a place like this? A miracle of rent control.
The Kealeys were here before the building converted.
- Squatters rights.
- So they're still renting? Some people have all the luck.
Yeah, some luck.
Where I come from, you use a shot glass to pour a drink.
He liked to pour from the bottle, give the customers an extra ounce.
Not exactly a character flaw.
No great trick being a big shot with someone else's booze.
How well did you know him? We'd talk.
Our shifts overlapped.
See, I start at 4:00, he quits at 6:00.
Except when we switched on Monday nights.
Why the switch? He wanted to be working when his buddies came in and watched Monday night football.
Kid played ball.
Quarterback, Syracuse.
Drafted by Cincinnati.
What happened? He didn't make the cut? He was six weeks before training camp, two-on-two at the "Y," knee goes out.
That's all she wrote.
I seen a million like him.
Never get over it.
Always trying to score the big one.
- Any women? - Nah.
Larry's married.
Nice girl.
Teaches at some fancy prep school.
No, his only vice was point spreads.
Friendly bets, or real action? One bookie comes in here named Fine I wouldn't call him a friend.
Man: Larry the loser.
You name it jai alai, trotters, high school football.
What about recently? Stopped taking his action months ago.
What happened, he get in over his head? Up to his follicles.
Bets the Donald couldn't cover.
That tick you off, Harry? Come on.
What do I look, stupid? If I kill the guy, I'm never gonna see any cash.
So you just sell the debt to someone a little tougher.
Hey, Detective, I don't look for trouble.
He was a loss, that's all.
I cut him off, end of story.
So maybe he pays a visit to a loan shark, - figures he's going to get out of debt.
- Dead guys never pay.
That's why sharks don't murder, they maim.
Maybe Larry wasn't supposed to get dead.
Hit 50 miles an hour, head on, come on.
They're loan sharks, they ain't Fulbright scholars.
It doesn't play.
Okay, option two.
He's in a hole, right? Figures he's going to make a quick buck.
So, what, he puts together a drug deal? How many times have we seen it? Some idiot thinks he's gonna cash out quickly, right? Gets in over his head, floats the supplier for a while.
And it's bam see ya.
Well, we have to find out how deep that hole was.
That's right.
Let's rock 'n' roll, Big Daddy.
We are beginning to believe that this may not have been an accident.
How long had he been gambling for? I thought he stopped.
He promised.
Was this recently? Six months, I guess.
He always needed a thrill.
After football, he was lost.
I hated it.
But I understood it.
Did you ever have any visitors, any calls come to the house by people He kept it out of the house.
I insisted.
Logan: Did he mention any names? What about money? Larry owed everyone at one time or another.
We paid it all off, I thought.
With what? Savings.
Friends, ex-friends.
His parents.
Did he ever borrow from anybody less respectable? Mrs.
Kealey, anything might help.
Larry did a lot of stupid things.
When it started to get bad, we got scared.
He swore he'd stopped.
How bad did it get? He got pushed around a little.
About a year ago.
No I don't know who did it.
Cerreta: They have a lot of visitors? Sure.
People come and people go.
What is that, against the law now? Sit.
Actually, we're interested in Larry Kealey.
- Did you ever see anyone - What? What am I, a snoop? Well, some things you just can't avoid.
Such as? This building was built before you were born.
And through walls like these, you're not supposed to hear.
Are you saying that you actually heard something? I heard plenty, let me tell you.
Sometimes they fought like cats and dogs.
Who? Larry and a friend? He and the missus.
And that music of theirs ugh! Now one night a couple of weeks ago, I knocked on their door and I said, "I can't take it anymore.
I just can't take it.
" What, the fighting or the music? That time it was a fight.
And then she came out of the bedroom half-naked.
"Sorry, we didn't know you were home.
" They didn't know.
Come on! Where would I go? Do you remember what night that was? No, but the next day I complained to the manager.
Talk to him if you want the date.
Logan: What, is all that just for complaints? Complaints, repairs, requests for the painter, the exterminator.
The only thing missing is the praise.
That's for the next life, my friend.
You got it.
Okay, here we are.
Mr.
Isaacson.
October 1st and the 8th, and the 15th.
He said he just complained once.
Mr.
Isaacson was obsessed.
He told me he wouldn't rest until the Kealeys were evicted.
Fat chance then, no chance now.
- How come? - Jenna Kealey just bought her apartment.
After her husband died? Very next day she came in and signed the contract.
I wasn't hiding anything.
You didn't ask.
Why should I start talking about real estate two days after my husband died? Well, you start buying real estate a day after he died? Most people would say a little mourning was in order.
I was mourning in private.
You must admit, it seems a little odd.
The building went co-op almost three months ago.
Everyone had 90 days to buy at the insider's price.
And suddenly you've got a life insurance policy about to pay off.
Exactly.
It made sense for me to do it right away.
The DMV says there are Did we miss something in the go-go '80s? Speak for yourself.
I had a great time.
Hello? Yeah.
Uh-huh.
Thank you very much.
- Is that enough to kill for? - Maybe not.
But 300,000 is.
In case of accident.
Double indemnity.
Huh? What? Let's go see Cragen.
My son's birthday's on October 8.
This year it's on a Tuesday.
Just like all three of the days that Mr.
Isaacson, the next door neighbor, complained.
- Which is the day after Monday night football.
- Exactly.
Which Larry always watched with his buddies in the bar.
Looks like the missus didn't like to be alone.
Go ask her who her playmate was.
Charity usually begins at home, adultery usually begins on the job.
Let's see what we can do without asking her.
I'm the principal, not the social director.
I don't keep tabs.
Mrs.
Branson, we just want to know.
Is she a suspect in this? - If I have to be concerned for people's safety here - Excuse me.
We're not sure yet what happened in this case.
This is standard background.
Nothing else.
Syracuse, '89.
Math major.
Students seem to like her.
Does she have any friends among the teachers? I've seen her lunch with Caroll Woodward, the science teacher.
And where might we find Ms.
Woodward? Mr.
Woodward he's in 203.
The day I realized I wasn't Einstein, I went home and downed a bottle of good Mexican tequila.
Great expectations.
All teachers start out with them.
What about Jenna? Hasn't got over them yet.
What does she think, she's some kind of scholar? Jenna's expectations are not so cerebral.
Jenna expects five acres, preferably in Greenwich, Connecticut.
On a teacher's salary.
She thinks that's possible? What mattered to her was whether we thought it was possible.
She's a real product of the '80s.
All done with mirrors.
For Jenna, appearance equals reality.
You sound like you were pretty close.
We ate lunch, a couple of committees.
Any extra-curricular activity? I'm single, I thought about it.
- Just thought, huh? - Hey.
The size of her husband? I decided look, no touch.
- You knew Lawrence Kealey? - Saw him once.
Talk about a temper.
Came here looking for Jen.
- Flipped when she wasn't here.
- What kind of flipped? Called her a whore.
Said, "If she's with that Pack kid again, I'll kill her.
" - What Pack kid? - Roy Pack.
A junior she's been tutoring for the SATs.
Yeah, in subjects other than math.
They spend a lot of time together.
That's all I know.
Doesn't prove there was anything more than teacher-student.
Yeah, and the husband blew his stack.
- Come on.
- Maybe he's old fashioned.
Maybe he doesn't like his wife to work.
Tell me you never dreamed about your teachers.
- Never.
- Everybody's got a Ms.
Conway.
- Who? - Eighth grade English teacher.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
- And? - Too old.
- Washed up at 23, huh? - That's right, my friend.
SATs verbal 650, math 540.
That's pretty good.
Not for Yale.
My dad's got this Ivy thing.
That's why Mrs.
Kealey's been helping me.
Got to pick up the math.
How often do you see her? Fourth period.
Calculus Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
And tutoring Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch.
- Ever at night? - I don't like Ivy that much.
You ever have any social contact with her? What do you mean social? It means you ever go to the soda fountain for a malt? She's my teacher.
You saying you wouldn't? I'm no Rob Lowe, Detective.
I have enough trouble getting dates with juniors.
Did you have a date on the 22nd? How about, do you remember where you were on the 22nd? Yeah, I remember where I was when the Mets traded Darryl.
I don't know October 22nd.
Okay, let's try last Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, sure.
My dad drags me to the opera.
Since I was a kid.
Eight shows a season.
Your dad have a car? No, he's a book editor.
He takes the subway to work.
Last Tuesday "La Boheme.
" Not a wonderful production.
But, yes, Roy was with me.
The Tuesday night series, pretty expensive, huh? Oh, don't let all this glamour fool you.
In the divorce, I got the season tickets and the boy.
It seems like you feel you were short-changed.
You two get along pretty well? He's a teenager.
That school can't be cheap.
That's his mother.
She pays for it, she picks it out.
Cerreta: You don't approve? I'd prefer he'd socialize with kids who were more concerned with the classics than their lacrosse games.
Does Mrs.
Pack have a Mercedes? Could be.
Has every other outrageously expensive toy known to man.
It cost more, must be better.
It's the price of owning your own company.
Twice a month to Hong Kong.
Sales meetings, lawyers, accountants.
- Sometimes I forget what it's all about.
- What's that? Designing clothes.
It's a tough business.
and then some.
- So you don't spend much time with Roy? - We're divorced.
- Oh, you mean my son? - Yeah.
Biggest regret of my life.
I didn't even fight for custody.
Best interest of the child definitely his father.
I guess you're too busy.
I work.
Is that a crime? Or are you the barefoot- in-the-kitchen kind of guy? Do you own a Mercedes, Mrs.
Pack? Brand new.
I bought it six months ago.
- Black? - It's midnight blue.
I use it when clients come to town.
Now, what is this all about? In the best interest of the child, let's just hope it looks brand new.
Yeah, last year, man, she picked up a new one.
A Jag.
Now a 560.
I'm trying to convince her to go Italian.
I could do with like, a Ferrari.
This is it right here.
Must run you, what, like 65 minimum, right? Logan: Bingo.
Is this recent? He asked me not to say anything.
He? Yeah, the kid.
Her son.
He uses the car when she's out of town.
- What about his alibi? - "La Boheme.
" - In by 8:00, out by 11:00.
- Plenty of time after the fat lady sings.
- The guy was hit at a quarter to 1:00? - Yeah.
Still doesn't prove he's involved with Jenna Kealey.
Enough for her husband to get bent out of shape.
We got a witness who ID'd the car, a garage attendant who says he saw the Pack kid driving his mother's car of same description that night.
Now it has a broken headlight.
Forensics come up with blood or fibers? Logan: Tomorrow, earliest.
Okay, so why didn't he get the car fixed? Who's to say he didn't try? Maybe Mom got back from Hong Kong earlier than expected.
If we subpoena the father's phone records, I guarantee we find calls to body shops.
Come on, he's just a kid.
Odds are we slap the cuffs on him, he's going to be scared enough to sing his own opera.
Pick him up.
Roy Pack Jr.
, you're under arrest for the murder of Lawrence Kealey.
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you do say will be used against you in a court of law.
Do you understand? Step outside, please.
Your Honor, my client is 16 years old.
He has never been charged with any crime This is a homicide, Ms.
Rydell.
Nevertheless, the Family Court has concurrent jurisdiction and the defendant is entitled to be tried as a juvenile, pursuant to Penal Law Section 210.
43.
I move that this case be remanded.
I'm well aware of the statute, Counselor.
I'm also aware that when the charge is murder two, the District Attorney must consent to any removal.
The People believe that justice will be best served if this Court retains jurisdiction, Your Honor.
So ordered.
Your motion is denied.
Applications, Mr.
Robinette? The People request bail in the amount of $500,000.
We're talking about a teenager.
- His father has no access to that kind of - Yes, Ms.
Rydell.
And I'm sure your firm is working pro-bono on this one.
Bail is set at $200,000.
For 62-plus a car, it should be able to run into a wall.
So the glass is from a Mercedes? It could be.
Could also be from a BMW, a VW, an Audi.
- Any blood or fibers? - Nada.
What, you think it was hosed down? Yeah, or it rains, a broken hydrant.
Case last week a dog with a weak bladder.
Great.
In couple of hours I'll send you a written report.
Stone: We have a witness who saw your client driving a car that matches the one that killed Lawrence Kealey.
Your client's car has a broken headlight.
Just like several thousand others.
Some kid has trouble ripping off a radio, gets ticked, kicks in the headlight proves nothing.
Fibers from the victim's coat, that's a pretty good case, isn't it? The forensics report arrives here this afternoon.
Hits my desk, clock stops ticking.
I don't believe you planned this yourself, Roy.
for a little lust.
It wasn't lust.
I love her.
Maybe you do.
The question is, does she love you? I don't see her running to your side.
She will.
She bought her apartment the day after her husband was killed.
Do you really think she cares about anybody but herself? Man two and he's sentenced as a youthful offender.
If we get Jenna Kealey in court.
Her husband treated the dog better than he treated Jenna.
He was never there for her.
He's the one who failed at everything.
And everything was always Jenna's fault.
He made her feel like dirt.
She started to believe it.
So you killed him? He was suing her for divorce.
She'd be left with all of his debts.
And in this way she gets the insurance.
And we'd be together.
No blood.
No fibers.
Good for us the kid confessed.
Bluffing's one thing.
I told you there was no blood, no fiber.
And I said the forensics report would arrive this afternoon and here it is.
No lie.
Right.
I did the kid a favor and you know it.
Youthful offender status beats the hell out of hard time at Attica.
Now we've got a shot at the teacher.
Accomplice testimony.
No help.
Okay, we need corroboration to charge Jenna.
Larry's divorce lawyer.
Now, you're talking.
New York still requires its parties to state grounds with specificity.
"I hate your guts" isn't good enough.
But it makes for creative lawyering.
On nine out of 10, I go for cruel and inhuman.
You know, it's easier to fudge.
"He kicks my dog, she burns my toast.
" Barbaric, but it's very good for business.
Ah, here.
Kealey, Lawrence K.
Did Jenna burn his toast? That's privileged, Counselor.
You know that.
You already served the complaint on Jenna.
It's lost its privilege.
You want everything, or just the juicy parts? He's my student, Mr.
Robinette, period.
And you always conduct class in your bathtub? I just came from your husband's attorney.
Who's lying, Mrs.
Kealey? I was spending a lot of time with Roy.
It just happened.
I ended it right after Larry caught us together.
A divorce would have ruined you financially.
Larry agreed to call off the divorce.
We were planning a trip to Miami.
We honeymooned there.
Like starting over.
We had our problems, but I loved Larry.
I could never kill him.
And Roy Pack? Roy wouldn't let go.
He always thought we could be together if Larry was out of the picture.
Why didn't you tell the police about your affair? I am not proud of what I did.
She called you an obsessed puppy dog.
She tried but she couldn't get rid of you.
Stone: According to Mrs.
Kealey, you did it all alone.
Robinette: And without any real evidence to contradict that, we can't even touch her.
I can't believe this! We tried to pay somebody to do it.
- Who? - Some guy.
Some guy who beat up her husband last year.
A bookie.
- You got a name? - Yeah, David Kaufer.
He said he'd take care of everything for $2,000.
We paid him in cash.
He said it'd be over in two days.
She gave him $2,000 in cash, and her husband Larry didn't know about that? I had these bonds.
They were supposed to be for college.
- You gave her $2,000? - I gave her 10.
She said her husband had run up her credit cards and that these people were calling her.
She said she'd pay me back after.
Mr.
Kaufer corroborates, we have a deal? A week after we paid him, nothing.
Jenna went crazy.
Mr.
Kaufer just laughed in our faces.
He said, "Well, thanks for the money.
But I'm no killer.
" So you did it yourselves.
She said a hit and run nobody would ever find us.
The boy has a vivid fantasy life.
If the police find Mr.
Kaufer and he as much knows your name, the fantasy's over.
Reality is murder.
- Penalty is 25-to-life.
- Larry was gonna leave me.
I'd be left with nothing.
Less than nothing.
He earned half what I did.
He divorces me, I'd have to pay him alimony.
- So it was all about money? - Larry buried us.
He falsified loan applications and forced me to sign them.
I have a real job.
The banks came after me, not him.
Larry may have been a bottom feeder, but not me.
He owed me.
Do you have a lawyer, Mrs.
Kealey? I did go to David Kaufer.
It was a moment of madness born out of necessity.
But I woke up.
I stopped him before anything happened.
I figured I'd survive.
I always did.
And Roy? I told him I couldn't see him anymore.
I learned a long time ago to come in out of the rain.
You've lied to us every step of the way.
Why should we believe you now? Talk to that slime Kaufer.
He'll tell you I am telling you the truth.
And where do we find Mr.
Kaufer? Hey, I'm a lover, not a killer.
I'm happy for you, Romeo.
You know I bet there's a couple of guys up in Attica - that would love your company.
- I didn't do nothing.
- He have a record? - Numbers.
Book.
Nothing violent.
- Never heard of her.
- How about Roy Pack? Him neither.
You know, Dave, that's kind of strange, because they've both heard of you.
I'll tell you what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna put you in a line-up, and if either one of them picks you out, you're toast.
That's one out of five.
You like those odds? Yeah, all right, I know them.
But I didn't kill nobody.
I want immunity.
I thought you didn't do nothing? Look, she and the kid came to see me.
Talked about popping her old man.
Yeah, I heard it was more than talk.
I heard she gave you two Gs.
Her hubby owed me four.
King of the welchers.
Real cantaloupe.
Couldn't pick a winner in a one-horse race.
So you took her money? What, you want I should sue him? Hey, I'm not gonna kill nobody for no amount.
- Not my nature.
- I bet you're a real saint.
I'm being straight.
This one's bonzo anyhow.
Comes back the next day, wants her money back, says she changed her mind.
She's telling the truth.
Was the kid with her? Madder than hell.
Broads.
Can I go now or what? - She changed her mind.
- And you believe her? We've got to.
Kaufer corroborated her story.
He did time.
Rydell will have a field day with him.
With the boy you can bet that she'll play up the obsession angle.
She'll make him look like he's only a victim of his teacher's manipulation.
You think she'll put him on the stand? She has to.
He already confessed.
Bring your crying towels.
We should have included manslaughter.
That's why we didn't give the jury an option.
Without the manslaughter charge, they cry hard enough, he walks.
- What about the girl? - Nothing.
She slept with the kid.
Put murder in his head.
She's as responsible as he is.
Of course she is, but we can't prosecute for evil thoughts.
Your Mrs.
Kealey did more than think bad.
She paid someone to kill her husband.
She also stopped.
Asking for the money back was the overt act necessary to prove renunciation.
The moment that Kaufer took her money, it's conspiracy.
She cannot renounce after the fact.
For conspiracy you need agreement.
Jenna and Kaufer never agreed on anything.
He was ripping her off, collecting on her husband's marker.
- She conspired with the boy - To hire a hit man to kill her husband.
She aborted the plan.
Roy was left on his own.
What about his deal? It went down the toilet with his story.
We have a deal, Stone.
Stone: Wrong tense, Counselor.
In my office two half-truths do not equal a whole.
And you'd better pray that your client here is snowing you too.
- Are you threatening me? - As a matter of fact, yes I am.
I told the truth.
Two witnesses disagree.
Jenna Kealey told us about her renunciation.
David Kaufer confirmed her story.
She put on the brakes, so you went driving solo.
You believe her? You shouldn't worry about me, it's the jury you ought to be worried about.
Oh God.
I can't believe this.
She told me she loved me.
Kaufer: They were looking for someone to kill Larry.
She thought maybe I knew someone.
And she offered to pay you? Yeah.
She and the kid both.
She was scared, jumpy, I don't know.
I told her it would cost two grand.
- And they paid you? - Came back that afternoon with the cash.
- To kill Lawrence Kealey? - I never planned on killing anybody.
Her husband owed me the money.
Last year's playoffs.
I figured it was my only shot at getting paid.
Stone: Was this the last you saw of them? They came back the next day.
This time she did all the talking.
Wanted to call the whole thing off.
Said she changed her mind.
Stone: So you returned the money? I told you, Larry owed me.
Did the defendant, Roy Pack, change his mind as well? Kaufer: The kid was fuming.
I'll tell you what, he was out for blood Yelling he'd do it himself.
- How did Mrs.
Kealey react? - She told him to grow up.
Thank you.
No further questions, Your Honor.
Where do you work, Mr.
Kaufer? I'm self-employed.
So you work out of your home? Yeah.
Last year at this time, were you working out of your home? I was in prison.
Upstate in Ossining.
What were the charges against you? Selling stolen credit cards.
And fraud? Jenna: I wasn't running toward Roy, I was running away from Larry.
I wasn't looking for it, it just happened.
What happened? We became lovers.
It lasted for several months, but I ended it.
- When did you end it? - Right af Going to David Kaufer was the low point in my life.
It woke me up to a lot of things.
So you admit to hiring David Kaufer to kill your husband? Was I supposed to spend the rest of my life paying for Larry's mistakes? I panicked.
I thought the insurance was the only way out.
But I couldn't go through with it.
I called off David Kaufer and I ended it with Roy.
How did the defendant react when you called your affair off? Jenna: He wouldn't accept it.
He called me at home constantly.
If Larry answered, he hung up.
He left letters in my mailbox at school.
I'd get up in the morning, he'd be outside my apartment waiting.
Roy thought it was Larry who was standing between us.
And it wasn't? He's just a boy.
Did you ever tell Roy you loved him? No.
But he told you, didn't he? - He didn't know what love was.
- Because he was only 16.
And he thought that sex was love, isn't that right? Your Honor, the witness is not an expert in psychology.
Sustained.
The behavior exhibited by Roy that you described on direct, would you call that obsessive? Not in the clinical sense, in the everyday use of the word.
I suppose.
So you take away sex, which to an obsessed teenager translates to taking away love.
Isn't it natural that he would fight to get it back? Objection! Counsel is testifying.
He was 16, for God's sake.
- What do you expect - Ms.
Rydell! - Redirect, Your Honor? - Go ahead.
Who first suggested killing your husband, Mrs.
Kealey? It was Roy.
You saw where Rydell was going.
You should have stopped her cross completely.
The more I object, the more it reinforces her strategy.
The more Roy looks like a victim.
But still, letting her play the jury's heartstrings We knew it was coming.
She's got nothing else.
If they buy it, he walks.
No manslaughter charges, no safety net.
Last I looked, you were very adamant about this.
You knew that if we had included anything less than murder, she'd pull out the sympathy, and the jury would opt for manslaughter.
I agreed I didn't want to give the jury that option.
- Only - Only you looked over the edge, and you didn't like the view.
I looked at the box, I didn't like the jurors' faces.
Mr.
Pack: It's all he'd talk about.
Mrs.
Kealey said this, Mrs.
Kealey did that.
He'd do anything for her, like he was a puppet.
- Objection.
- Sustained.
In the week before the murder, did you observe any change in Roy's behavior? One day, he came home in a rage screaming, throwing his books.
I tried to talk to him, but he slammed his door in my face.
Have you ever seen him act this way before? When he was eight years old, he had a fight with his mother.
She told him that she was through with him, that he was no longer her son.
What did Roy do? Roy had a tantrum.
He destroyed his room.
He followed her around everywhere she went, crying, yelling.
My wife thought she was teaching him a lesson.
So Roy's reaction to rejection is violent behavior? - Your Honor, this is totally irrelevant.
- I'll withdraw it.
Nothing further.
Sir, has your son ever been treated by a psychiatrist? - No.
- Why not? I never thought he was sick.
Thank you.
Roy: Motels sometimes.
Mostly her apartment during the day.
A lot of Monday nights.
We would rent videos and copy what they did on the screen.
And this went on for how long? Six weeks, maybe.
It's true, isn't it Roy, that prior to this six week sexual interlude, - you were a virgin? - Your Honor! There's no way this is relevant.
Objection sustained.
Please tell us why your affair with your teacher ended.
Her husband came home once when I was there.
He said he was going to divorce her.
Was it your idea to kill Larry? No, I said she should just divorce him.
I don't know why she's lying now.
When David Kaufer said he couldn't take care of things for us, she said I was her last hope.
- Objection.
- I didn't want to do it.
Sustained.
Jury will disregard.
Rydell: So why did you listen to her? She told me we could be together.
She told me to be a man.
No further questions.
When I was in school, they taught the ABCs.
Now they've added a "D" for depravity.
And the fourth "R" is renunciation.
- She's guilty as sin.
- But she didn't break the law.
Maybe she did.
David Kaufer testified he kept Jenna's money because her husband welshed on a bet on last year's playoffs.
If he was talking about football or baseball, he was in jail during both.
- Kaufer might be lying.
- What's in it for him? Wrong question.
- Who's in it with him? - Jenna.
So it wasn't the playoffs, it was the Stanley Cup.
What can I say? My memory's not so good.
I remember perjury, and I'm thinking conspiracy to commit murder.
I had nothing to do with popping the guy.
I want a deal.
We're not in the market.
You want the woman? You help me get her into court.
No conspiracy charges? Fine.
The two grand wasn't for a hit.
I was just supposed to pretend to be a hit man.
She never hired you? I was just playing a role for the kid.
First you kill the hubby, then you don't.
Robinette: So Roy's story is the truth.
She squeezed the kid real bad, called him all kinds of names.
She said she was just trying to scare him.
It was all a con.
I really didn't want to know what was going down.
So she never renounced? Kaufer: Nothing to call off.
When the cops started getting close, she comes back to me with this crazy story and another five Gs.
Jenna and Kaufer it was all an act, perfectly staged to manipulate Roy - into committing murder.
- Are you sure about this? He was seduced twice, and the renunciation was a scam, a safety net in case she got caught.
Truth is, she did conspire with Roy.
Two witnesses perjuring themselves? It's an outrage.
I want sanctions.
Calm down, Ms.
Rydell.
You'll get your mistrial.
No, I want a dismissal of the charges against Roy, with prejudice.
Now wait a minute, I don't see any harps or halos here.
Your client drove the car, remember? We cooperated with you all the way, Ben.
Roy didn't tell you to believe the bitch.
Nobody's disagreeing with you, Janis.
You've got your original deal.
Man two.
Sentenced as a youthful offender.
- Fine.
- And the woman? I'm all for expedience, Your Honor.
This is a first.
Jenna Kealey, you are under arrest for the murder of Lawrence Kealey.
You have the right to remain silent.
If you choose to waive that right, anything you do say can be used against you in a court of law.
Education it's a wonderful thing.
Anything worth knowing cannot be taught in a classroom.
- Oscar Wilde? - Sister Mary Frances.
She wielded a hell of a paddle.