Law & Order (1990) s06e05 Episode Script

Hot Pursuit

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.
They ran this way and out the back.
A guy and a girl.
Now the guy is depending on who you talk to.
Hold it.
Coming through! Give us some room.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! That way.
Hey, buddy.
Now, look, somebody stepped in some booze here.
I want those footprints before a gurney rolls through them, all right? Tony, call ESU.
Tell them we may want some search lights outside.
War zone.
You put that tie on at 3:00 in the morning or did you sleep that way? The bartender.
Four shots to the body.
How many to the bourbon? Hey! Do me a favor, if you don't need to be in here, don't be in here.
She's dead.
Caught one through the head.
Maybe a wild shot.
The others look like ricochet or flying glass.
That's two.
I got the guy and the girl in ski masks coming in five minutes before closing and wanting the register.
The guy did all the shooting.
Hey, Solomon, just do visuals on the slugs.
Don't wait for ballistics.
Lennie, Rey, this is Mr.
These the guys you wanted me to talk to? Yeah.
Helen Shane.
She was the night manager.
She was going to the ladies' room and then she was gonna go home right before they came in.
Barnes, so what? Well, this is her bag.
I found it by the back door.
The strap is torn.
She's not here.
What's she look like? Dark hair.
Early 30s.
Thank you.
All right, come on.
And add that to the alarm.
Possible hostage.
Then wake somebody up at BCI.
Tell them we want a list of every boy-girl team that ever fired a BB gun.
Then what? Well, we'll talk to the witnesses some more.
See if they can tell us how many colors the masks were.
This is Curtis.
When? Give me an address.
All right.
Korean deli Man and woman in ski masks.
They just killed the owner.
I hit the dirt.
I remembered basic training real fast.
Just the two of them? Yeah.
It was a big man, skinny woman.
She stood over by the door, told me not to move.
White folks.
Was there another woman with them? She might've been in the car because the girl was looking that way.
What kind of car? It was gray.
Old? New? Local plates? What? It wasn't new.
It was American, maybe Chrysler.
The guy took one in the chest and a bonus to the head.
Did you see how it happened? I just saw the guy pick up a six-pack and walk toward the counter.
I guess he didn't have time to order a drink at the club.
Well, I'll add the car to the alarm.
Hey, maybe we can add something else.
Three bodies in 30 minutes.
We'd better get something before they get thirsty again.
Well, the lab's already doing the blood types from the Vivant Room, the nightclub, and they're dusting everything at the deli for prints.
Horowitz just called from Helen Shane's apartment.
There's nobody there.
He's gonna wait out front.
Her keys and her wallet weren't in her bag.
The perps might decide to walk her home.
Get a scratch on that to the borough.
BCI has a white M-F crew in Jersey currently serving time.
Another co-ed pair in Brooklyn, but black.
Look how she holds her gun.
The recoil would knock her arm into her face.
So he's a pro, but she isn't? Hey, you want tall, male, armed robbers, Lennie, I can get you a list this thick, okay? Excuse me.
Detective Curtis? Yeah.
Just got your message.
I'm Sal Franks.
I own the Vivant Room.
Have you found Helen? No one's seen her, sir.
Did you bring a photo? This is the club softball team.
Helen's in the top row.
Blow this up.
Get it on the wire.
Sal, can you think of any reason why they'd single Helen out? Was she carrying cash? No.
Helen closes out the restaurant till and takes the cash to Willy.
He's the bartender.
So the robbers hit exactly the right part of the club at exactly the right time.
And the woman who handles the cash disappears? If you're thinking Helen was involved, forget it.
I trust her with my life.
Anyone who works for me knows how we cash out.
Anyone who works for you might be carrying a grudge or what? To do this? Wait a minute.
There's a bouncer, Bryce Roytan.
He had a thing for Helen.
One-sided? Oh, yeah.
It got so awkward, I had to fire him.
He claimed I owed him four weeks' severance.
I told him, "Forget it.
" Hey, you know something, this is really crap.
What are you looking for? Nobody here.
Who? Hey, look, that guy had it coming.
What guy is that, Bryce? I don't know his name.
That fat slob.
You don't know your former employer's name? What employer? The guy from the Sunspot.
Isn't that why you're here? Enlighten us.
I'm bouncing at the Sunspot on West 13th Street.
I had to pop a drunk last night.
He said he was gonna call the cops.
When's the last time you saw Helen Shane, Bryce? Helen? What about her? When's the last time you saw her? It had to be last month.
I went down to the Vivant at quitting time, trying to get my pay.
I tried to talk to Helen, but she almost ran me over.
She drives to work? Sometimes.
What the hell is this about? What kind of car? I don't know.
Gray? Yeah.
What's going on? Thanks.
What's going on? Is Helen all right? What's going on? No gray Dodge in a four-block radius.
Confirmed from the day manager.
Helen Shane definitely drove here yesterday afternoon.
So she was just leaving when the shooters came in.
She had her keys out to open her car.
That's why they grabbed her.
I'll get out a description and the plate number.
So how'd they get here? On the subway? Or they drove and decided to trade up.
Profaci, every car in a four-block radius.
Owner's names and addresses.
You got it.
Yeah, this is Curtis.
Kelly, give me DMV.
The hour after sunrise.
Cops and roosters.
And the parents of small children.
I'm sure Helen Shane usually sleeps in.
Around the block from you.
'89 Pontiac.
Registered to Steven Parzen, senior citizen.
And? It was stolen yesterday 2:00 p.
At Broadway and 96th.
The happy couple picked up a nail and then needed new wheels.
Tow truck's coming to take it to forensics.
We don't have time for that.
Cigarette butts.
Good for DNA.
A woman's shoe.
Candy wrappers.
Beer bottles.
Here's a receipt from a Value Bin store.
Time stamped yesterday, 1:30 pm.
"Twinkies, Coke, beer, chips, candy, candy, Tampax, "brownie, 9.
" That's a big brownie.
Maybe they bought a whole bagful.
They're not exactly health food nuts.
Let's check with the clerk, maybe get a description.
Store number 47.
What do you bet it's near 96th and Broadway? up for the after-school crowd.
I don't keep my eyes open, the whole store walks out under their coats.
Any way you can tell who made this sale? "Candy corn.
" That's an impulse buy.
It's on the rack next to Register 1.
And the cashier would be? Angela.
Works part-time.
She's a college student.
Look, if I don't get to this mid-term, I'm screwed.
It's really important, Angela.
Take a look.
That could be them.
The girl was pretty thin.
With a sugar jones.
It sounds like a drug addict.
Well, I mean, I don't know if she uses drugs or anything, but the junk food was for him.
So you talked to them? Yeah.
Well, she asked me if the apples were pesticide-free.
Like I would know.
Anyway, the guy was like, "Buy the damn apples.
" So she said, she'd pick some up at the organic place near the square.
What square? Washington Square? Union Square? I don't know.
Angela, we'd like to take you down to the precinct and have you sit with a police artist.
It would really help us out.
Look, that mid-term is starting now.
We'll write you a note.
You know, I get a couple hundred people a day here.
Mostly women.
Organic apple eaters are mostly thin.
See, it's natural Natural sugars and the fiber's filling.
Do me a favor, if you spot either of them, call that number on the bottom, okay? Yeah, okay.
You get anything? Yeah.
I finally found out what radicchio is.
Profaci's working the Washington Square area.
And there's nothing organic near Herald Square.
That's the biggest organic market in the city.
Well, we can park in front and wait for her to get hungry.
Might as well.
I spoke to Van Buren.
Forensics lifted some single prints off the Pontiac.
But nothing brings up a record.
Anything on the gear shift? Yeah.
On top of everything else, one beautiful partial.
Not enough to run.
We're on our way.
Helen Shane's Dodge.
A sector car just found it uptown.
It's around the corner, a block and a half up.
Nobody's in it.
We've got cars at the surrounding eight intersections.
But you're keeping the immediate area clear, right? We've got to go in, see what's in it.
Hey, we have an advantage here.
They don't know we found the car.
So what? Look, the other car led us to a physical description and a possible place they frequent.
Rey, they could be having a cup of coffee up the street, they might come strolling back to the Dodge, right into our arms.
Or they could be in another stolen car 50 miles away from here.
Look, we got a hostage with two stoned killers.
We wait 20 minutes.
And then we send in a quick-search team.
I sat in one of these things once for 79 hours with a detective named Jorgenson, who had a very elaborate theory about how the Norwegians discovered America.
Nineteen minutes.
You know, Rey, if you ever get laid off, you might consider a career as an egg timer.
Well, I don't see them, all right.
Do see them? Let's go.
All right.
Same brand of beer they took from the deli and more candy.
We'll take the bottles for prints.
Helen Shane.
No reports of cars stolen near where we found the Dodge.
If they did take another one, the owner might not have noticed yet.
That could be him.
Steven Balmayo, B-A-L-M A-Y-O? He's in prison in Michigan.
How many more do I have to look at? Angela, we'll get you out of here as soon as we can.
Forensics called.
They found a partial print in the Dodge that matched the partial thumb in the Pontiac, put them together and made a good single.
The computer spit out a con named Leon Trapp.
Two P's? Yeah.
ID section faxed over a photo line-up.
McDermott, do you recognize any of these men? That's him.
That's him.
Convicted of robbery in the first degree.
Paroled last year.
You got his parole officer's name? Yeah, but Leon missed his last 14 appointments and left a bogus address.
Mother dead.
Father's address unknown.
Known associates, Bobby Johnson, AKA "Rathead," lives in Paramus.
Gerald Ritch, currently residing in Attica.
Michael Mirvis, That's half a block from Union Square.
And the organic market.
Look around, you see anybody? How do you feel about organic apples, Mikey? How would I know? Don't they need a warrant for this? Hey, we got nothing to hide, Joanne.
I haven't seen Leon for over a year.
We find out otherwise, we've got four bodies on Leon.
That's plenty of weight to take you down, too.
Hey! That's for the baby.
Who's Leon's girlfriend, Mike? Am I his dating service? You ever see him with a woman? He used to hang around with Sally Napoli.
Brown hair? Thin? Brown hair.
Yeah, I'll hold.
So, you think it's coincidence Leon's good friend lives down the street from that market? Maybe.
Maybe not.
Really? All right.
Sally Napoli is on Rikers Island.
Call ahead and book the hospitality suite.
They say I cut this guy with a bowie knife.
What do you hear from Leon Trapp? Like I need a knife to hurt a wuss like him.
Did you and Leon have the same kind of amicable breakup? What did he do now? He robbed two stores and he killed four people.
He always was kind of frisky.
He did it with a new girlfriend, Sally.
Young, pretty, thin.
Is this where you think I'm gonna go boo-hoo? Sally, if you have anything for us, we can help you with the D.
Talk to my lawyer.
We don't have time.
Now look, you got us on tape here.
You can keep the tape.
The new girl, I don't know.
I told Leon if I ever saw him again, I'd cut him and he kind of stayed away.
But if he's been robbing and shooting, he likes to mellow out afterward with a little skag The name, Sally.
Leon's dealer.
Yo, Dennis, what do you know? I just found this in your pocket, man.
Come on, man.
I ain't even holding, man.
I just found this, too.
That's major weight, man.
That's a mandatory minimum Come on, man, you flaking me in front of five guys, man? What, these upstanding citizens? Yeah.
They're gonna make great witnesses, Dennis.
Especially since I just found this stuff in their pockets.
Now what do you want, man? Leon Trapp.
Hell, man.
You seen him around here today or what? Has anybody seen this guy around? First one gives me the right answer gets to walk, right now.
I seen him.
Couple hours ago.
Alone? Yeah.
No way.
With a girl.
You stay.
You get to go.
And guess what, Dennis.
We just found his stuff in your pocket, too! Okay, man, look, Leon was by, but not to score, all right? Just a social call? Look, man, he was looking for Babu.
Leon knows he sometimes stops by, that's it, man! Babu? A gun dealer? Look, man, I didn't get time to get his card, all right? Take off.
Get out of here.
Everyone get lost.
Go ahead.
No sense charging them with possession of baking soda.
You know, I know a Babu from OCCB.
Deals in full-auto weapons.
So, Leon's rebuilding his arsenal.
For another takedown.
Or for us.
Get Babu's address.
Too late.
Drugstore on Amsterdam.
You called us for these two? The bulletin said a male-female team.
They were walking out of here with six disposable cameras in their pockets.
The bulletin said post-puberty.
I called you as soon as he called me.
I didn't see them.
Well, are you gonna take them in or what? Or what.
What? This look familiar? Yeah.
For Mirvis' girlfriend's baby.
His name is Brownie.
Remember that receipt? 9.
Leon and his girlfriend bought one of these and you know what? I think they bought this one.
I told you, we haven't seen them.
I know that's what you told me! That's why you're under arrest for hindering prosecution.
Unless you want to tell me right now.
Where are they? Mike Shut up! Get him out of here! Then take me, too! Hold it! You know what I don't find in this apartment? Her clothes.
Do you live here? You don't live here, do you? Where do you live? Hey! Next block.
All right keep them both inside.
Keep them away from the windows and away from the phone! Got a couple of ski masks here.
Lots of ammunition.
The cigarette's still lit.
They walked out in the middle of dinner.
It looks like They ran out of beer.
All right, they're loose, possibly local.
Get all uniforms and units around the corner out of sight.
There's a place on the next block to get a six-pack.
Rey? We'll go in.
You guys back us up.
Lennie, there.
Leon, we need coffee? Police! Freeze! Lady! There's 50 cops outside, Leon.
Don't do anything foolish.
Let her walk away, Leon.
Ma'am, you're gonna be all right.
One move, lady, and I shoot you in the head.
Leon! Leon, why don't you just Freeze! Get on the floor now! Thank you! Get down on the floor! Please, call my parents.
Will you get down? They don't know where I am! Please call my parents! Thank God! Thank you! Her parents are here.
They drove down from Connecticut.
Do we have any proof of her story? Her name is Leslie Harlan.
She was kidnapped six months ago in New Salem.
Are you McCoy? Are you in charge here? Up to a point.
When can we take our daughter home? Mr.
Harlan, she was just arrested.
You mean rescued and we're very grateful.
We just need to understand what happened.
Mom! Honey.
Are you okay? Mommy.
Do you know what she's been through? Lieutenant Van Buren was telling me.
If you have any questions, call Agent Gill.
The Hartford FBI office.
She was kidnapped.
By Leon Trapp? Yes.
And his cousin Eddie.
We paid a ransom.
Agent Gill can tell you.
But you were still with Leon? Yeah.
Eddie picked up the money.
He used it to pay off a gambling debt.
Leon was so mad, he killed him right in front of me.
And then he raped me.
He made me stay with him.
Is he dead? Yes.
Thank God.
Can we take her home now? Not today.
She's being arraigned on four counts of murder.
How are you gonna go through with it? Four people died, Adam.
She was there.
She was holding a gun.
But her kidnapping, was that for real? Leon Trapp and his cousin carjacked her BMW outside her parents' estate, with her in it.
They decided to keep her, collect some money.
Her information just led the Connecticut police to his cousin's body.
Would she have gone into bars with guns and Mr.
Trapp, if he hadn't kidnapped her in the first place? That was six months ago.
According to what she says, he was her only captor.
He has to have slept once in a while.
Why didn't she walk out the door? Her lawyer's gonna tell you why.
Brainwashing, Stockholm syndrome.
She's another Patty Hearst.
Patty Hearst was convicted.
That jury concluded that she was kidnapped, but then she switched sides.
After being locked in a closet for 57 days.
What do we know about Leslie Harlan? Maybe she was a bored rich girl who thought shooting people with Leon was a fun date.
Hello, Claire, Jack.
Tell me, did you miss the first day of law school? You know, the day when they explain the difference between victims and criminals? I have no doubt Ms.
Harlan was the victim of kidnapping.
If Mr.
Trapp were alive, I'd gladly see him prosecuted.
But he's dead, so you're gonna prosecute the victim instead? Not for kidnapping.
For what happened in that nightclub and that grocery store.
Not guilty, Jack.
She was there under duress.
That's an affirmative defense.
You'll have to prove it.
No problem.
But you could be a human being and save me the trouble.
The girl's been kidnapped, locked up, beaten, raped.
What more do you want? She also found time to go shopping with Mr.
Trapp for baby gifts for his friends.
She could have run away.
He told me he'd track me down and kill me.
And my parents.
I believed him.
Couldn't you have made a phone call? You can't understand what it was like.
He drove me around in the trunk of the car.
He hit me.
And here.
He tied me to the bed.
And you walked into a grocery store and a nightclub with a gun.
It wasn't even loaded.
My God, he wouldn't let me have bullets.
How can we know that for sure, Ms.
Harlan? I'm telling you, I was his prisoner.
Jack? Duress? You're putting her mental state into play.
She sees our psychiatrist.
He told me I was his girlfriend and I should do what girlfriends do.
Was that difficult? No.
It was easy pretending I loved a criminal who shoots people in the face.
He expected you to love him? I really don't know.
He expected me to have sex with him.
Drink with him.
Watch Star Trek.
I got so sick of it.
I used to dream he shot me and just dropped my body off in front of my house, like that was the only way I'd ever get home.
What was your life like at home before he kidnapped you? My "other" life.
I was taking a year off from college.
What were you doing? Reading.
Hanging out with people.
My mother said it wasn't worth the gas to drive to some job to earn $5 an hour.
Did you agree with her? My mother has very strong opinions.
It's easier to just go along.
What about your father? What about him? He was working.
Golf on the weekends.
In the summer they wanted me to come to their country club dinners with them and You weren't interested? I thought about telling Leon about that place.
All those people with money.
He was wasting his time robbing stores.
Did you tell him? No.
I'm not a criminal.
We've got some of her school records.
She was a wild teenager.
Authoritarian mother, absent father, lots of money.
It's a recipe for rebellion.
She didn't rebel and run off with Leon Trapp.
She was kidnapped.
Maybe it was her lucky day.
She got the life she always wanted.
She drove her convertible too fast.
That doesn't mean she dreamed of robbing grocery stores.
Elizabeth? I think she did enjoy it, at least part of the time.
But she probably also consciously believes she was forced to do everything she did.
Well, just because she believes it, doesn't mean that it's not true.
She started to behave like a criminal.
Well, let's take a look at what happened to her.
Something happened to every criminal.
Couldn't any of them say, "I'm only mugging this old lady because my father abandoned me.
"Because I was socio-economically deprived"? "Because I was kidnapped, raped and terrorized"? Isn't that a little different? Is it? We send away a lot of criminals who were beaten and terrorized in their formative years.
Is this a private party? Detective.
We did some homework on Leon Trapp and your wayward debutante, including feeding her prints into AFIS.
And? Four months ago, unsolved liquor store robbery in Bridgeport, complete with gunfire and Ms.
Harlan attended.
And? According to witnesses, the young woman fired the weapon over their heads while her male companion collected their wallets.
I'll file the papers.
Judge, Ms.
Harlan is on trial for alleged crimes committed in Manhattan.
Not something that occurred four months earlier in another state.
Harlan's defense is that she acted under duress.
The fact that she was an enthusiastic participant in another similar crime is certainly Is irrelevant and prejudicial, even if it were true.
Which we certainly do not grant.
We spoke to three eyewitnesses.
Three eyewitnesses who have never been seen by a defense attorney and never subjected to cross-examination.
Here are their addresses.
Thank you! You want bus fare? Mr.
McCoy, do the Connecticut authorities wish to try Ms.
Harlan? Be our guest, extradite her.
Then send her back to me and even if she's convicted, I will still argue that the Connecticut incident is inadmissible as a prior bad act.
Melnick, previous crimes are inadmissible only if potential prejudice outweighs the probative value.
But, Judge, what could be more prejudicial than to depict my client as a trigger-happy thug? People v.
Other crimes may be admitted to show a defendant's disposition, intent or volition to refute an affirmative defense.
He's right, Ms.
The Connecticut robbery is fair game.
As you wish, Your Honor.
That's fine, too.
No problem.
Good day.
Boy, she handles defeat pretty well.
I know her.
She doesn't.
There is no dispute that that is Leslie Harlan.
There is no dispute that four people died at the hands of Leslie Harlan and Leon Trapp.
The defense may claim that Ms.
Harlan committed her crimes under duress, as a result of kidnapping.
But how many kidnap victims set up house with their captors? How many rob with them? How many kill with them? We will present evidence that Ms.
Harlan did all these things.
That at some point, months after the kidnapping, she made a choice, and she willingly and enthusiastically joined Leon Trapp in a deadly crime spree that began in Connecticut and ended here.
May I? There.
There she is.
Holding an unloaded weapon, only feet away from a psychopath who vowed to shoot her if she didn't do exactly, I mean exactly, what he wanted.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, you are going to hear a lot of testimony in this trial.
You are going to hear about the people that Leon Trapp murdered, while Leslie Harlan was forced to watch.
You're gonna hear about his threats to her, his brutalization of her, his insidious control of her actions and her mind.
And you're also going to hear about a robbery in Connecticut where Leslie Harlan fired a gun.
Now, the prosecution's not going to tell you, but we are, that that was the one time Leon Trapp allowed Leslie Harlan to carry a loaded weapon, and that he demanded, he commanded her to fire it.
Why? Because the man who kidnapped and raped and beat Leslie Harlan wanted extra insurance that she wouldn't run away and she wouldn't turn him in.
So, once she had fired the gun, Leon Trapp told her, "You're a criminal.
" She wasn't.
But in her beleaguered condition, she believed him.
So Leslie Harlan remained his willing yet unwilling prisoner, his pawn, his dupe, his most innocent victim.
Danielle Melnick, she ought to have you on retainer.
You dig up this other crime, it strengthens her case.
I get it.
I was supposed to ignore the fact that Leslie Harlan shot up a liquor store.
It answers the unanswered question of why the girl didn't try to escape.
If it really was because Trapp forced her to act like a criminal, why didn't Leslie just tell us about it? Because she knew that you'd use it against her.
And look what you tried to do with it.
Look what her lawyer did do with it.
She's not as smart as her lawyer.
You are.
At first they were staying at my place.
After the nightclub job, they moved over to Joanne's.
During the time Ms.
Harlan and Mr.
Trapp stayed with you, did you ever go out with him alone? We saw the Mets get whipped a couple times at a sports bar on 2nd.
Where was Ms.
Harlan those nights? I have no idea.
Did Mr.
Trapp know where she was? Objection, Your Honor.
He can't know what Mr.
Trapp knew.
Mirvis, did you ever see Ms.
Harlan go out without Mr.
Trapp? Yes.
They weren't always together.
And when they were together, they shared the same bed, isn't that right? Yes.
Did you see displays of affection between them? Leon would grab her anatomy sometimes.
And what would Ms.
Harlan do when he would do that? She'd laugh.
Thank you.
Mirvis, would you raise your right hand, please? Your Honor, I believe the witness has already been sworn.
I'm aware that he's already been sworn.
I'd just like him to start telling the truth.
Melnick, do you have a question for this witness? Yes, sir, I do.
Mirvis, do you have a scar on your right hand? Yes.
Would you show the jury, please? And how did you get that scar? I reached for the remote once when Leon was eating in front of the TV.
He stabbed me with his fork.
And after that, did you always watch what Leon wanted to watch? Oh, yeah! Even when you preferred to watch something else? Sometimes.
Just like Ms.
Harlan went along with everything Mr.
Trapp wanted to do, even when he wasn't stabbing her with a fork.
Objection! There's no foundation for any of this.
The jury will disregard Ms.
Melnick's last remark.
Mirvis, you were arrested on a felony charge for harboring Ms.
Harlan and Mr.
How much time will you spend in jail? None.
Really? Why not? I made a deal for my testimony.
I see.
How very nice for you.
No further questions, Your Honor.
I was coming back from a shopping trip when I saw Leslie in her car.
I thought she was talking to some friends.
Two men.
Then they started driving away.
She screamed.
She opened a door.
She tried to jump out.
I ran inside and called the police.
Was Leslie prone to violence before her kidnapping? No.
My husband kept a pistol in the house.
Leslie was terrified of it.
And before she was kidnapped, she didn't run around robbing stores, did she? Objection.
She shoplifted some candy bars when she was 12.
Everything she did with that man, he made her do.
Move to strike.
The witness wasn't there.
The jury will disregard the witness's last remark.
Harlan, was there anything in Leslie's life at the time that she was kidnapped, that might have made her susceptible to coercive persuasion? Objection.
This witness isn't an expert in psychology.
Your Honor, a mother knows her own daughter.
She can answer.
We all like to think our children are happy.
Leslie wasn't.
Why not? She had failed at college.
She was depressed about that.
She had very little self-confidence.
I'm not saying Leslie was impressionable.
She wasn't.
She always had a strong will.
But she was at a very low point.
Thank you.
Harlan, how many high schools did Leslie attend? Three.
Why so many? She had some adjustment problems.
Adjustment problems.
Why was she expelled from Saint Antonia's? Your Honor, minor peccadilloes from my client's past surely are not relevant here.
This is the great expert on Leslie Harlan's mind and character, remember? The defense opened the door.
So it did.
You may continue.
Why was Leslie expelled from Saint Antonia's? She sneaked away for a weekend to go nightclubbing in New York.
She was an adolescent.
And why did you take her out of the next school? We felt it was an inappropriate place for her.
Why was that? Any number of reasons.
Including the reason that she was persistently trying to seduce her married French teacher? If you're implying that because a girl fell for some prep school Romeo Fell for or harassed, Mrs.
Harlan? that she liked being kidnapped Your Honor, please instruct the What kind of man are you? I don't think Mrs.
Harlan liked you.
That wasn't my goal.
If Leon Trapp were still alive and we were charging him with rape, I don't think you'd be using Leslie Harlan's sexual history against her.
You're wondering what kind of man I am, too? We just don't know what was going on inside her mind.
If every case was clear and easy, Claire, they wouldn't pay us these fabulous salaries.
Want another drink? I think I'll just go home.
I had never even seen a dead body before.
After Leon shot his cousin, pieces of his brain were on my face.
What happened then? Then we drove around for a while until we got to a motel in Springfield and then he pointed his gun at me and told me to strip and then he raped me.
And he kept me in the room for a week.
He showed me newspapers that said that everybody thought I was dead.
I saw pictures of my mother dressed in black.
Leon told me that he might as well kill me and that he would unless I did exactly what he said.
And then? We moved around a lot.
There was the liquor store.
He made me shoot.
He was standing behind me holding a gun.
But you were present, holding a gun, when Leon Trapp shot William Sullivan, Alice Brett, Helen Shane and David Kim? Yeah.
I was there, but I didn't do anything.
Thank you.
No further questions, Your Honor.
Harlan, do you need a minute? No.
I want to finish this.
Harlan, you told us how Leon Trapp convinced you to shoot up the liquor store.
How did he convince you to go shopping with him the day you got caught? I wasn't there because I wanted to be.
It doesn't take two people to buy beer.
He was buying beer.
You were buying coffee.
That's very domestic.
Who's testifying here? Sustained.
Weren't you and Mr.
Trapp living together as a couple? Didn't Leon's friends think you were affectionate lovers? It was an act.
It was good enough to fool people.
I had to fool Leon or I'd be dead.
Are you that good an actor? When I have to be.
Like today? No.
I'm not acting today.
Really? Mr.
Trapp often left you alone.
Why didn't he leave you alone when he went to rob the Vivant Room? You'd have to ask him.
I'm asking you.
You went along to help, didn't you? I went along because Leon made me.
It excited you, didn't it? Excited? I nearly passed out when Leon shot Willy and that girl by the bar.
And when he grabbed the woman with her car keys, he practically had to drag both of us out of there.
Willy? The bartender.
Leon shot him first.
The bartender's name was William Sullivan.
How did you know his nickname was Willy? It's short for William.
Well, so is Bill.
So is Billy.
You used to hang out in New York clubs, didn't you? Sometimes.
Including the Vivant Room? Come on, Ms.
If you went there often enough to know the bartender's nickname, we can find someone who remembers you.
I'd been there.
Did you ever see Leon Trapp there during your club-hopping days? No.
Of course not.
So, of all the places in New York City to rob, all the banks, all the stores, all the bars, how did Leon Trapp happen to pick the Vivant Room? Objection, Your Honor.
Calls for speculation.
If you know, Ms.
Harlan, how did Leon pick the Vivant Room? Or was it your idea? No.
I'm not a criminal.
Really? Do you want to see the video again? Where did he get the idea? He made me talk to him.
We talked for hours.
I may have mentioned it.
Did you also mention about the cash there after closing time? How would I know that? If I just talked to him sometimes, then I thought maybe he wouldn't have sex with me.
He wouldn't have to have his hands all over me.
Man two, Jack.
I'm giving you a gift.
I'll give you one.
Man one.
She does the maximum.
Concurrent? Mmm-hmm.
What does that mean? You'd be eligible for parole in eight years.
Forget it.
This was your idea, not mine.
If your client wants to take her chances It wasn't my idea to take that man to that bar.
Mom, I was kidnapped, remember? It went too far, Leslie.
I can't bail you out this time.
Maybe if you hadn't bailed her out those other times Enough.
In one of those articles Leon showed me, it said you were moving on with your lives.
I was gone a few days, and it's like, "Next.
" Don't be ridiculous You think I'm guilty, because I smoked a little pot and wouldn't date those eunuch preppies you were always bringing around.
Of course not.
You always preferred trash.
You think I wanted Leon Trapp to tie me upside down to the bed, unzip his fly Leslie! Oh! I'm so sorry to embarrass you by getting raped.
I'd almost think it was worth it to you if it did embarrass me.
I think you were happier when you thought I was dead.
You're the one who would rather die Admit it! Than live decently.
Admit it! Why don't you do the right thing for once in your life? Oh, my God, Mother.
I'm not making any deals.
I didn't do anything wrong.
Ladies and gentlemen, have you reached a verdict? We have, Your Honor.
The defendant will rise.
On the first count of murder in the second degree, how do you find? We find the defendant guilty.
On the second count of murder in the second degree, how do you find? We find the defendant guilty.
On the third count of murder in the second degree, how do you find? We find the defendant guilty.
On the fourth count of murder in the second degree, how do you find? We find the defendant guilty.
It's all right.
You should have seen her with her mother, Adam.
I'll pass.
But it cuts both ways.
She became a killer to get at her mother or she was vulnerable to coercion by Leon Trapp because of her mother.
Didn't the jury decide this for you? Her family's hired a new squad of psychiatrists for the sentencing hearing.
They've got a stack of filings this high making the case for leniency.
There's no law that says you have to oppose them.