Law & Order (1990) Episode Scripts

N/A - White Lie

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.
Hey, buddy! You gotta back out.
I got a living room set to unload.
There's nothing I can do.
The guy took his keys.
He said he'd be right down.
I'm here 20 minutes.
Go drive around and come back.
Hey, I don't have time to drive around, pal.
(KNOCKING ON DOOR) CONNERS: Mr.
Alvarez? Mr.
Alvarez? (NEWSCASTERS CHATTERING ON TV) Oh, my God.
CSU OFFICER: One shot each to the back of the head.
Small caliber, probably a .
22.
Somebody knew what they were doing.
Yeah.
There's something else.
Whoever it was cut off his left ear.
Ear? Middle of the afternoon, nobody heard anything.
The TV was on.
Probably covered the shots.
It's a doorman building.
They let the guy right in.
Somebody they knew.
Hey, this bag been moved? How long I've been doing this, Ed? Lennie, what do you think, they were coming or going? Staying put.
CONNERS: This Spanish guy comes by after I get off break and asked for 14F.
Says his name is Joe.
Mrs.
Alvarez told me to send him up.
Did it sound like she was expecting him? She kind of hesitated when I told her who it was.
How long was he up there? I don't even remember him coming back down.
Is there a service entrance? No.
So you missed him? I concentrate on the ones coming in, not the ones going out.
ED: Hey, be nice.
What'd this guy look like? Uh, in his 30s, Ponytail.
What about Alvarez? What time did he leave? He left this morning about 11:30.
He met some kid in the lobby.
Some kid? What'd the kid look like? Average height, 18, 19.
He was wearing a Knicks cap.
They then walked toward Mr.
Alvarez's garage.
ED: Was the kid with Alvarez when he came back? No, no, he was alone.
BRISCOE: What time was that? About 1:00,1:15.
He said he'd be back in a minute.
He had to go upstairs and drop a bag off.
What kind of bag? Brown.
Overnight bag, I think.
This guy Joe comes in around 12:15.
Mrs.
Alvarez lets him up.
The doorman says he can make an ID.
An hour later, Alvarez comes home with a brown leather bag.
The lab found cocaine residue in the bag, and CSU turned up 40,000 in cash hidden behind the dishwasher.
BRISCOE: A coke deal gone south.
And he takes the vic's ear as atrophy.
Or to intimidate somebody.
Well, make sure this doesn't leak to the press.
Any chance this kid is involved? He doesn't match the description of the shooter.
He couldn't have been upstairs if he was waiting in the car with Alvarez.
Well, maybe the kid set him up.
LUDs from Alvarez's car phone.
There was one call to a phone registered to a Teresa Martinez.
What time? An hour before our shooter showed up.
I was home all afternoon on Saturday.
You never left the apartment, Mrs.
Martinez? Not till 6:00.
What's this about? Do you know a Daniel Alvarez? My ex-husband's brother.
BRISCOE: You talked to him Saturday morning? No.
There was a phone call from his car phone to your house at 11:24 a.
m.
I don't know anything about what happened to him, okay? BRISCOE: Well, you don't seem too upset.
I'm not upset, and I wasn't surprised.
He was bad news.
He got my son Tito in trouble.
What kind of trouble? Two years ago, he gave Tito marijuana to sell.
Tito was busted.
Did Tito call you Saturday morning? Yeah, he was supposed to come here for lunch.
He told me he wasn't gonna make it.
Is Tito all right? We'd like to find him to make sure.
You know where he is? He spends most of his time at his girlfriend's.
MARI: Tito's not here.
Was he here on Saturday? Yeah.
When, Mari? I don't know.
In the afternoon.
You know about what happened to Tito's aunt and uncle, right? Is he in some kind of trouble? We won't know that until we talk to him.
(SIGHS) He knew this was gonna happen.
What was gonna happen? Mari, you want to help him, don't you? When he found out his aunt and uncle got killed, he freaked.
He was scared the police would come looking for him even though he didn't do nothing wrong.
Then why'd he think we'd come looking for him? His uncle took him to do something on Saturday, but Tito booked outta there so he wouldn't get involved in all that.
Involved in what? He wouldn't say.
Do you know where we can find him? He hangs out with his friends in the park on Chrystie and Houston.
Here's our problem, Tito.
You were with your uncle an hour before he got killed.
(STAMMERING) I was just hanging out at his house and he drove me home.
We got a witness who says you met him at his garage.
What were you and your uncle doing? Nothing.
Come on, man, we found drugs at the murder scene.
You got a record for selling.
That was a while ago.
Your girlfriend says you were afraid we'd come looking for you.
You know what that tells me? You got a guilty conscience.
Look, bro, this is a double murder.
You ain't had nothing to do with it, you better say something.
Look, I met my uncle at the garage 'cause I didn't want my aunt to see me.
ED: Why not? I didn't want her to find out that I was with my uncle, 'cause she didn't want me doing that.
Coke? Yeah.
All right, what happened after you two hooked up? When we got in the car, he told me we were gonna make a pickup.
Where? At (SIGHS) At the heliport, over on the east side, by the river.
When we got there, we just parked for awhile, and the longer we sat there I don't know, I just don't got the nerves for that, so I just got outta the car and I went home.
Your uncle say anything else about the deal? Yeah.
He said he was gonna meet somebody getting off the helicopter and there was gonna be a big score.
He was hoping it would be his last.
ED: How'd you get home? The A train.
You use a MetroCard? Yeah.
Give it to me.
Uh, I like working Saturday's.
No business flights.
You can actually hear yourself think for a few minutes.
Did you see this guy waiting for an arrival? I don't know.
He was driving a black Jaguar.
Well, there was a girl who got into a black Jaguar.
What'd she look like? Around 30, blond, short skirt, good-looking.
I helped her put her bags in the car.
Uh, was she carrying a brown overnight case? I wasn't paying attention to the luggage.
Do you know where the helicopter came from? I just take the bags.
Uh, you gotta ask the guys over there.
All right.
Thank you.
Mmm-hmm.
Arrivals on Saturday between 12:00 and 1:00? Yeah, here we go.
One at 12:26, the other 12:41.
What kind of flights were they? Uh, first was Big Apple Air, sightseeing tours, the other came in from McGuire, air force base.
ED: Her name's Caryn Wyman.
Her husband's an army major based out of Fort Evans in New Jersey.
They're stationed in Colombia.
She smuggled a suitcase of cocaine on a military flight? You know a better way? She flew in from Colombia, but she got the chopper at McGuire.
It was requisitioned by a General Domas.
He had to fly in for some UN thing.
Caryn Wyman hitched a ride with him.
What's she doing in New York? According to her housekeeper in Bogota, her aunt died in Westchester.
Yeah, nothing like a few kilos of coke to liven up a funeral.
Well, try to be discreet.
I'd like to keep the military out of my hair.
I came in from Colombia 'cause my aunt passed away.
I used to come here all the time when I was a kid.
Now we have to sell the house.
Uh, what did you do after you landed, Mrs.
Wyman? Well, I was picked up by a car service that brought me here.
Can you give us the name of the company? I don't remember.
Uh, I set it up a few weeks ago.
Do you remember what the car looked like? Uh, big, black.
(LAUGHING) Like they always are.
Uh, could this be the driver? Uh, I don't know.
Do you have a receipt? Uh, can I ask what this is about? Yeah, we got a tip that some contraband may have been smuggled in aboard that plane.
Wow.
Maybe it was General Domas.
Yeah, we checked his bags.
You have to forgive us, Mrs.
Wyman, we have to ask these questions.
Our lieutenant's a bit of a hardass.
Yeah, well, you guys don't really think it was me, do you? ED: No, of course not.
But it would help if you had that receipt.
Yeah.
Yeah, well, I'll call you.
I'll call you if I find it.
All right.
Thanks.
Yeah.
See ya.
Not what I expected.
Let's take a ride to Fort Evans.
HALPERN: I've known Jim Wyman for three or four years.
We did FAO together.
FAO? Foreign Area Officer training.
We went to Bogotá for two months to study the language and culture Well, he wound up getting the spot.
And you wound up here in New Jersey, huh? Major Wyman has more experience in drug interdiction.
What kind of experience? What does Major Wyman have to do with a homicide in New York City? We're just following up on a lead, Major.
Standard operating procedure.
Major Wyman's a good man.
An excellent soldier.
Well, what do you know about his wife? Well, not much.
Is there somebody else we should talk to about her? Well, I really wouldn't know about that.
Thanks.
Let's get some burgers.
What you got against the Indian place? Have you ever seen one Indian in there? Hey, guys.
The lieutenant wants to see you.
Major Wyman, Detectives Green and Briscoe.
How you doing? Major.
I understand you were asking my wife some questions.
Yeah, we were hoping she could help us out with a case.
You know her aunt just passed away.
ED: Yeah, we're sorry.
The timing was unfortunate.
My detectives were just following their leads.
Would you mind telling me about those leads? Well, we generally don't talk to the public about an ongoing investigation.
I'm not the public.
In the future, I'd appreciate being made aware of any concerns you might have regarding my wife.
Well, sir, if this investigation impacts you or your wife in any way, we'll let you know.
Well, it's good meeting you, then.
What's going on? Well, his wife's the last one we know of who was with Alvarez before he got killed.
Carry on.
Adjusting to life on a new base can be pretty hard.
Officers' wives are displaced so often.
It's tough on us.
I always appreciate it when other wives extend themselves to me.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
Here.
So you did the same thing for Caryn? Oh, we hit it off right away.
I thought she was a lot of fun.
She just had a difficult time adjusting.
BRISCOE: How so? She didn't really fit in.
Well, what do you mean she didn't fit in? Most of the wives do things together.
Um, garden, play bridge.
Caryn tried, but she just didn't take to it.
She would bring a movie to one of the video parties, and it'd be the wrong kind of movie.
I mean, too racy or too weird or too whatever.
So if she didn't socialize with the wives, what'd she do? Well, she loved to go shopping.
I went with her a few times.
She would buy these really expensive clothes.
And that's tough to afford on an army salary, right? Tell me about it.
Did she have any friends that weren't army? There was this one girl Brandy, I think.
Caryn knew her from high school.
Sometimes she would come to the base.
I guess she was more Caryn's style.
How so? Well, she and Caryn would go out to a club.
One time, Caryn wound up going to the hospital.
Why's that? The rumor was drugs.
I didn't give it much weight, though.
I knew the other wives didn't like her.
Caryn and I went to the same day camp when we were 10.
We were best friends for a long time.
BRISCOE: But not anymore? Different interests.
Meaning you stopped doing drugs? We know she was hospitalized.
Was it an overdose? I was with her.
I thought she was going to die.
Did Major Wyman know? I called him from the hospital.
She doesn't seem too well-suited for the military life.
(LAUGHS) Caryn was a romantic.
She fell for that whole uniform thing.
And her mother loved the idea 'cause her father let her get away with murder.
I think her mom thought that Jim would straighten her out.
Guess not.
She still calls me every time she comes back to New York.
She still wants to party.
I'm like, "Caryn, enough is enough.
" Has she called you recently? A few days ago.
She said that she just got into town, and wanted me to meet her at this hotel in the city where she was staying.
Which hotel? I worked last Saturday, noon till 8:00.
Do you remember a woman pulling up in a black Jaguar? About 30 years old? Yeah.
The guy that was driving was a real jerk.
Got all up in here with me.
ED: What do you mean? Uh, she had this overnight bag next to her on the seat.
I went to take it out of the car, the guy started giving me attitude, said nobody told me to touch the damn bag.
Alvarez's nephew puts them at the heliport waiting for the coke to come in.
And the guy at the heliport said he saw Caryn Wyman getting into the back of his black Jaguar.
She gets dropped off at the hotel, she leaves the bag in Alvarez's car.
If you put it all together It's enough to pick her up.
Without the drugs? Well, it's a strong circumstantial case.
It might be our best chance to break the murder.
What about the army? I think the army will want to stay as far away from this as possible.
Caryn Wyman? In case you didn't notice, this is a funeral.
The funeral's over, Major.
She's under arrest.
(STAMMERING) Well, your lieutenant said this wasn't going to be a problem.
Wrong, she said she'd let you know if there was a problem.
There is.
Your wife's under arrest for drug possession and conspiracy.
You are making a huge mistake.
Are we? Come on, Mrs.
Wyman.
Mr.
McCoy.
Jim Wyman, Caryn's husband.
This is Abbie Carmichael.
Good morning.
Look, my wife has a substance abuse problem.
Is there anything that I can do to make this easier on her? JACK: It's not that simple, Major Wyman.
Your wife smuggled drugs.
She's implicated in two murders.
What in God's name makes you think she has anything to do with that? (SARCASTIC CHUCKLE) She lied to the police about where she was staying and how she got there.
That's not just to cover up a few grams of coke.
Caryn obviously made a mistake in judgment.
Just please try to understand.
Let's see what she has to say.
Before my client even considers making a statement, we'd like to nail down the details of a plea offer.
How do we know for sure she wasn't involved in these murders? I understand you don't even have the drugs she allegedly smuggled.
We could walk out of here.
I don't think you'll do that, Mr.
Marks.
She's looking at a 25-year back end just on the narcotics case.
CARMICHAEL: And we have an airtight case on the drugs the police pulled out of her pocket.
Now, maybe there's a way for Major Wyman to avoid further embarrassment.
Caryn got the coke from a man in Bogota.
We need a name.
It was just some guy I met.
You know, I didn't get his name.
Don't play us for fools, Mrs.
Wyman.
You didn't risk this for a stranger.
It's Fernando, the gardener.
I don't believe it.
JACK: What was in it for you? Oh, well, he said he would pay me $10,000 if I brought the bag into New York.
I mean, he arranged the whole thing.
How much cocaine was there? He didn't tell me.
You carried it in.
I put it in my overnight bag.
I mean, it was the size of a six-pack.
They used her as a mule because she wouldn't be searched.
She was going to be paid when she returned to Bogota.
How'd she know Mr.
Alvarez? MARKS: She didn't.
She was told she'd be met when she landed in New York and dropped off at her hotel.
She'd leave the bag with the driver.
That was the extent of her involvement.
Can you think of anyone who may have wanted to harm Mr.
or Mrs.
Alvarez? No.
You know, I'm so sorry about all this.
I'm so sorry, Jim.
I'm sure the hotel staff will confirm her whereabouts at the time these people were killed.
So what can you do for her, Mr.
McCoy? The drug laws in New York aren't very forgiving.
Even if this checks out, there's still going to be some jail time.
Get back to me when you firm up your offer.
What are you going to offer her? If she really isn't involved in the murders, I'm thinking five-to-15.
She admitted first-degree possession.
That's a little steep for a first-timer.
Are we supposed to go easy on her because she's an officer's wife? Of course not.
And her actions precipitated the homicides.
Well, that's if the murderer knew about her delivery.
She says she didn't tell anyone.
It could be her gardener back in Bogota who knew the details of the arrangements.
Well, there's no reason why we can't extradite him to New York City.
We'd like to prosecute Fernando Vercal in New York.
Did he ever step foot here? He was part of a conspiracy that reached into our jurisdiction.
And we need his help to solve a double murder.
And you will offer him leniency for his cooperation? That's our currency with these people.
I'm sure the narcotics prosecutors in Bogota would like to talk to this man.
We need to spend our capital here.
Hmm.
I can see how this would be very embarrassing for your government.
Both our countries are invested in the war against drugs.
If you make me go to the State Department, you know how this will end.
I'll see that Mr.
Vercal is made available.
Thanks.
Excuse me.
Here's his choice, Ms.
Mancelli.
He can cut a deal now or he can go back to Colombia.
They have no evidence against him there.
His associates know he was arrested.
Ask your client how long he'd stay alive if we sent him back.
Well, that's blackmail.
I'd prefer to call it plea bargaining.
(WHISPERING) Go ahead.
I am in business with senora Wyman.
I gave her the cocaine to bring to New York.
How much? Four kilos.
Do you know Daniel Alvarez? No.
He's dead, Mr.
Vercal.
So is his wife.
JACK: We brought you up here to help us solve their murders.
How did he die? We think he was murdered by drug dealers.
They seemed to know he'd be getting a delivery that day.
CARMICHAEL: His left ear was cut off.
Do you have any idea who would have done that? No.
I just gave senora Wyman the cocaine to bring to Daniel.
Who else was in business with Alvarez? I don't know.
All I do is get the drugs for her.
Did you tell anyone about the delivery Caryn Wyman was making for you? I never said a word about any of the deliveries.
"Deliveries"? I've been giving senora Wyman cocaine to bring to Alvarez every two months for a year.
You lied to us, Mrs.
Wyman.
What? I didn't.
JACK: We have your gardener in custody.
He gave us dates, amounts.
You can forget about any deal.
MARKS: Well, now, hold on a second.
She's been smuggling drugs into the country for more than a year.
Do you have to tell Jim? This isn't a game, Mrs.
Wyman.
You're going to jail, for a very long time.
It was just so easy.
I mean, nobody ever searched my bags.
How did you manage this behind your husband's back? Jim never even asked me where the extra money came from.
It was like he didn't want to know.
I mean, if only he would have said something, maybe I would have stopped.
MARKS: It was a cry for help.
Well, it's too bad nobody heard it.
Were all your deliveries made to Daniel Alvarez? No, well, this was going to be the last one.
He told me in the car that he was getting out.
What do you know about the murders? Nothing.
He was murdered an hour after you met him, Mrs.
Wyman.
I'm having a hard time believing it was a coincidence.
If you know anything, Caryn, my advice is to tell them.
I can't.
He'll kill me.
Who, Mrs.
Wyman? I'm going to the grand jury.
There'll be an indictment on your desk in the morning.
A man came into my hotel room.
He said he found out that I was bringing drugs in to Daniel and that I would be working directly for him now or I'd Or I'd wind up dead.
Working for him how? I was supposed to bring in eight kilos in two weeks.
He gave me a phone number to call him when I came in.
He said he would pick me up just like Daniel did, and if I told anyone What, Mrs.
Wyman? He took some newspaper out of his pocket, and inside Inside of it was an ear.
It was covered with blood.
He said it was Daniel's.
What was this man's name? I don't know.
I never saw him before.
What did he look like? I think he was Colombian.
Like, 35 years old.
He had a ponytail.
Look, you gotta help me.
I am so scared.
We will, Mrs.
Wyman.
And maybe you can help us.
Under no circumstances are you using my wife as bait.
I will not allow it.
I know what these people are capable of.
I'm sure you do Major Wyman.
But it's the only way we have to apprehend this man.
JIM: Well, have you traced his phone number? It's a stolen cell phone.
You'll just have to find another way.
JACK: Then what happens when she doesn't show up? They'd know it was a setup.
Do you think these people won't find her? If you thought this was somehow going to blow over, Major Wyman, you're mistaken.
Your career, your commission It's time to start making other plans.
CARMICHAEL: You'll both be put in witness protection.
We've already worked everything out with the Feds.
I wrecked your life, Jim.
It's a chance to start over.
(SIGHS) Well, what about the charges against her? After all that's happened, we can't give her a walk.
Well, she'd be risking her life.
She's committed a handful of class A felonies.
No jail time, or we take our chances.
(SIGHS) All right, probation.
But only if she testifies.
Can I have your assurance that she will be safe? She'll be put up in a hotel under police protection.
Give me a chance to make things right for us.
Please.
Do it.
ED: We got marksmen on the roofs here.
We have a ESU team in the construction trailer right here.
What kind of firepower will you have? They're fully equipped with automatic weapons, Major.
And where's your perimeter? The heliport's it.
Yeah, and we'll have unmarked cars on every cross street for 10 blocks.
I assume you'll be giving her real cocaine.
I don't want her getting killed in that car.
I tried.
We can't do that.
What if he wants to sample it in the car? We'll move in.
We've done this before, Major.
We're using our best people.
We won't let anything happen to her.
(HELICOPTER APPROACHING) How was your trip? Fine.
Hop in.
I got what you asked for.
Let's take a look.
Police! Out of the car! Let me see your hands, now! (OFFICERS CHATTERING) What's all this about? The white stuff in your bag.
It's not mine.
So now that you have your murderer, can you make a case? I'm feeling pretty confident.
CARMICHAEL: I'm not so optimistic.
Our star witness dabbled in drugs and bought her way out of it with a plea bargain.
More than dabbled.
And she's a little off.
JACK: I think the jury will believe her.
She contacted Pena through the phone number he gave her.
He picked up the drugs like he said he would.
It corroborates her story.
The defense is gonna go after her, Jack.
Will she hold up? I think the Wymans have finally come to terms with what happened.
If she's honest about her past, the jury will overlook her shortcomings.
And if they don't? We still got the two ID witnesses from the building where the murders took place.
Hmm, it's all yours.
CONNERS: I was working the front door the day Mr.
and Mrs.
Alvarez were killed.
Did you see Mr.
Alvarez that day? I remember he parked his car in front of the building.
That was around 1:00.
What, if anything, did you see him do, Mr.
Conners? Mr.
Alvarez had this bag.
He said he was going to drop it off upstairs.
What did the bag look like? I didn't get a real good look at it.
Prior to Mr.
Alvarez's arrival, did you see anyone else go up to his apartment? Yeah.
About an hour before Mr.
Alvarez came home, I buzzed his wife and I let a man up.
Did the man give you his name? He did.
But I don't remember what it was.
Well, do you see the man in the courtroom here today? Do you see him in the courtroom, Mr.
Conners? I don't know.
Take your time, Mr.
Conners.
I'm just not sure I remember.
Didn't you previously identify the defendant in a line-up conducted at the 27th precinct? I did.
But now that I'm looking at him, I think that he may not be the guy.
I don't know.
Judge, I need a 10-minute recess.
So he can put words in the witness' mouth? I'll give you five minutes, Mr.
McCoy.
JACK: What's going on, Mr.
Conners? Nothing's going on.
Were you threatened by someone? No.
Then we need you to testify truthfully about what you saw.
What are you gonna do, put a cop car outside my house? How long's that gonna last? As long as it has to.
And what about when I'm on the subway? And at my job? What about my kids? No thanks, Mr.
McCoy.
According to the statement you gave to the police, you were on the elevator to the laundry room when you noticed Mr.
Pena.
I never said I knew the man's name.
Well, let me show you a picture of the man who's on trial.
This is not the man.
Maybe you'll recognize him when you see him in person in court.
Why do I gotta go to the court? I'm telling you, it's not him.
Did someone contact you about this case, Ms.
Brady? I can't help you, so I don't want to waste no more of my time with this.
If you can't help us, Ms.
Brady, this man is gonna go back on the street.
I'm very sorry about that.
Do I need to come here tomorrow? No.
You can leave now.
(SIGHS) Let's call Caryn Wyman.
CARYN: Uh, Jim was transferred there, to Bogota, like two years ago.
A few weeks after we arrived, I asked Fernando He was our gardener at the base.
I asked him if he could get some cocaine.
JACK: Who was it for? What Who was it for? The cocaine.
Oh, it was for me, it was for my personal use.
What happened after that, Mrs.
Wyman? After what? Did you and Fernando devise a scheme to smuggle cocaine into New York? Objection, leading.
Your Honor, as you can see, the witness is a bit nervous.
I'd like some latitude here.
Fine.
You can answer, Mrs.
Wyman.
Okay.
Yes.
Fernando found out that I took regular trips to New York.
He asked me if I was ever searched when I went.
I wasn't.
So he had this plan that I could take cocaine in for his cousin who lived here.
Daniel Alvarez? Yes.
Did you go along with this idea? Yes.
Fernando arranged everything for me.
Yeah, we started with a small package.
And when we saw how easy it was, he started giving me more and more.
Do you know how much cocaine you were able to smuggle in to Mr.
Alvarez this way? Uh, altogether, I'm not sure.
How did you get paid for these transactions? Well, when Daniel got the cocaine, he sent money back to Fernando.
Uh, American dollars, and he'd give me a cut.
Well, all and all, how much money did you make? About $25,000.
Were you ever prosecuted as a result of these actions? I pled guilty and got probation.
Now, what happened on January 4th of this year? Fernando gave me a package to bring here.
It was about eight or 10 pounds.
I flew from Bogota to the air force base, and then I got a ride to New York on a helicopter.
And where was the package of cocaine during your trip? It was in an overnight bag.
I show you People's exhibit eight.
Is this your bag? Yes, that's it.
What happened after you landed in New York? Daniel picked me up at the heliport and drove me to my hotel.
I left the bag in the car.
And that was the last time that I saw him.
Now, calling your attention to later that afternoon, could you tell the jury what happened? I was in my room.
I heard a knock at the door.
I opened it, and I saw him.
Indicating the defendant.
Had you ever seen Mr.
Pena before? No.
Are you sure it's the same man? Yes.
What happened next, Mrs.
Wyman? He pushed his way into my room.
He said he knew who I was, that Daniel and his wife were dead, and if I didn't do exactly what he told me to do, I would end up dead, too.
What did the defendant tell you to do? He told me that I had to bring him cocaine from Colombia.
Do you know how the defendant found you? He said he put a gun to Daniel's head before he killed him.
What else did the defendant say? He said that he He said that there was no way out for me.
And that he had friends in Colombia.
And then he showed me Daniel's ear, wrapped in some newspaper.
Nothing further.
We'll pick it up tomorrow, Mr.
Winter.
(GAVEL BANGS) How'd it go with Caryn Wyman? Well, she was a little shaky, but I think we got our casein.
Any thoughts about offering Pena a deal? What do you think is appropriate, Nora? Well, we lost our two ID witnesses.
I'd rather see him upstate for awhile than on my street corner next week.
It's too soon to panic.
(PHONE RINGS) McCoy.
When? Thanks.
Caryn Wyman just slipped away from her police detail on the way back to her hotel.
So why'd you stop here? You get hungry? We were about to get on the FDR.
She was having stomach cramps and asked us to pull over.
She said if we didn't stop, she was going to go in her pants.
Well, why didn't one of you geniuses stand outside the ladies' room? We were right there, in the restaurant.
She said she'd be okay.
She just needed a few minutes.
Hey, she wasn't in custody.
We were watching her back.
We didn't figure she was gonna bolt on us.
All right, wait here.
The cook says she came through the kitchen, out the back door, alone.
She could be anywhere.
The relatives in Westchester? All right, yeah.
Call the local PD.
Tell them to keep an eye out for her.
How did this happen? Are you people incompetent? I trusted you with Caryn's life! Do you have any idea where she might be? I don't have the vaguest idea! Did we touch base with that girlfriend of hers? Yeah, Brandy.
She said she'd call us as soon as Mrs.
Wyman shows up.
Well, all I can say is we better find her before Pena's people do.
Look, we got no reason to believe that they know anything about this.
Any news? We put out a citywide description.
Well, if she doesn't show up for cross-examination, our case is out the window.
Well, the hell with your case, this is my wife! All we can do now is wait.
Abbie.
Oh, Major Wyman, would you care for something? We can call for some takeout if you want.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Wyman.
Caryn! I got scared, Jim.
Look, everything is going to be okay.
I didn't think I could go through with it.
Nobody's gonna make you.
I almost What? But I didn't.
I wanted to, but I didn't.
Caryn.
You okay? I just need some sleep for tomorrow.
Come on.
We'll take you back to your hotel.
WINTER: How long have you been a coke addict, Mrs.
Wyman? I used cocaine for 10 years.
Are you high now? No, I'm not.
How about when you testified on direct yesterday? No.
Just making sure.
Now, about the dope smuggling that you've done, how many times have you brought in cocaine from Colombia? Six.
Six drug felonies, and you aren't gonna spend a day in jail? That's right.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you were facing 25 years? Yes.
And the price for that sweetheart deal was your testimony against my client? That was part of it.
I also wanted to stop the way that I was living.
So I decided to tell them everything that happened.
Let's see, you walk away from this or you face spending 25 years in a state prison? It wasn't much of a decision, was it? I know that it looks that way A decision you made after you were arrested, after you were caught lying by the police? I'm not proud of what I did.
Let's talk about the day of the murder.
You brought in 10 pounds of dope from Colombia for Mr.
Alvarez? Yes.
On military flights paid for by our tax dollars? That's right.
And it's your testimony that a few hours later, out of the clear blue sky, a man that you have never seen before in your life, comes into your room with your drug partner's ear in his pocket? Yes, it was your client.
Isn't it a fact, Mrs.
Wyman, that you were gonna blame that on whatever unlucky fellow arrived at the heliport that day to be arrested by the police? No, I wouldn't do that.
Because you're so honorable? You wouldn't do that to avoid rotting in jail for 25 years? No, I wouldn't.
And we're supposed to take your word at that? An admitted liar.
An admitted coke fiend.
Objection.
JUDGE: Sustained.
Is that your husband in the gallery, Mrs.
Wyman? Yes, it is.
And he is a major in the United States Army? CARYN: Yes, he is.
Isn't it a fact that it is his job to oversee all of our country's anti-drug programs in Colombia? Yes.
It was his job.
Now, let me see if I understand this now.
While he is out risking his neck fighting the drug war, you are back at the base, figuring out how to get dope on a US Army plane.
Like I said, I am not proud of what I did.
No, I guess you're not, Mrs.
Wyman.
Nothing further.
Redirect, Your Honor.
What happened to your husband's career, Mrs.
Wyman? He resigned his commission.
You know why he did that? Because of me.
Because of what I did.
What do you mean by that? I'm an addict.
I lied, I broke the law, and in some ways, I feel like I got Daniel and Rosa Alvarez killed.
Do you feel like the punishment you received for your actions is fair? I know I got a big break.
So why do you expect the jury to believe any of your testimony? I'm not in the position to expect anything, but at least I'm up here trying to take responsibility for what I did.
And why doesn't he take responsibility? Hey, why don't you, Mr.
Pena? WINTER: Objection.
Why don't you say how you murdered those people? (GAVEL BANGING) JUDGE: Sustained.
JUDGE: Has the jury reached a verdict? Yes, we have, Your Honor.
On two counts of Murder in the First Degree, we find the defendant, guilty.
The Wymans were whisked away by federal marshals a few hours ago.
Did you find out where they're being relocated? No, they wouldn't tell me.
Hope they don't make the same mistake twice.
Maybe they can hide them from Pena's people.
Who's gonna protect her from herself?