Law & Order (1990) s20e09 Episode Script

For The Defense

- 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.
- The evidence will clearly show that william avery And taryn murdoch were illicit lovers Who conspired together to murder mrs.
Murdoch's husband And collect his insurance.
You will hear from a witness Who sold mr.
Avery the murder weapon.
You will also hear from mr.
Avery's former girlfriend, To whom he drunkenly bragged of his plan To get rich by killing, quote, "some rich, old guy who was too dumb to live.
" It will be your duty to send him and his accomplice to prison So we will all be safe from their lethal stupidity.
- Defense reserves its opening.
- Very well.
The people may call their first witness.
Is there a problem, mr.
Cavanaugh? - Um She's not here, your honor.
- Front desk says that she's been a guest here for a week, But I didn't see her until today.
She comes out, I ask her if she needs a cab, All of a sudden a blue audi-- It was parked right over there-- Starts up, drives over, and just starts shooting.
You know, bang, bang, bang, bang.
She goes down, car takes off, goes around the corner.
- You catch a plate? - Yeah.
It was new york.
I missed the last couple of numbers, though.
- Okay, thanks.
- She took one to the face, one to the body.
- Shooter got a pigeon, too.
- Yeah.
Two shell casings.
There might be some more around.
- Detective? - Ah, thanks.
Maggie hayes.
Address in the bronx.
- So why was she staying here? - Max cavanaugh.
Manhattan d.
- You're a little early.
I don't think we're ready to arrest anybody yet.
- She was supposed to testify for me today.
Murder case.
- So she's staying here to hide from somebody.
- Her ex-boyfriend's one of the defendants, Made some crazy threats.
She lived and worked in the bronx, so we figured Putting her in manhattan was good enough.
This doesn't do my case any good.
- Sorry about that.
Her ex--any way he would know she was staying here? - I told her not to tell anyone.
- Maybe a little birdie told him.
- Maggie was crazy, man.
She partied hard, got high, gambled.
There was this bar in greenpoint She would hang out at after work.
I'd meet her there, see her with a whole lot of low-lifes.
That's why I broke up with her.
- Because you disapproved of her lifestyle.
- That why you said, after you got arrested, That you'd kill her skanky ass? - That was an emotional day for me.
- Mr.
Avery and I Are as shocked as anyone by this tragic death.
- Happier than most though, I bet.
Maggie was going to finger you as a killer, will.
- I didn't have nothing to do with this.
- Just like you didn't have anything to do With the murder you're on trial for.
- We're not here to talk about his current trial.
Which, by the way, he was attending When ms.
Hayes was killed.
I'm no detective, But that seems to me like a pretty good alibi.
- yeah? - Um, rtcc ran your partial license plate.
A hundred--mm.
- Good sandwich, loo? - I got my appetite back for the first time in six weeks.
I'm taking advantage.
Now there are a hundred possible matches for the plate.
Not one is an audi.
So the doorman either got the make wrong, or the number.
What do you have? - Well, william avery's told us he used to meet maggie hayes After work at a bar in greenpoint.
According to the case d.
, maggie worked in the bronx.
- Well, that's a long way from greenpoint.
That bar must have one hell of a happy hour.
- Or maggie lied to the d.
Her employer of record was a payroll service in the bronx, But she actually worked at amstrad shipping, in brooklyn.
- Shipping? There're docks in greenpoint.
Ooh, and there is this bakery down there That makes an amazing key lime pie - We're on it.
- I still can't believe it.
When I heard about maggie - You knew her pretty well, ms.
Regan? - Paige.
We ran the office together.
Maggie was really, uh, lively.
Rainey, these are detectives.
- Hello.
Bart rainey.
You're here about maggie.
It was that scumbag boyfriend, wasn't it? - You heard about that? - I knew she was testifying against him.
I knew she was scared.
She took off from here, disappeared.
- You didn't know where she was? - Nobody did.
- Somebody did.
- She didn't tell me.
- Mr.
What kind of business is this? - Uh, we export used cars to latin america.
They love 'em down there.
Looks like business is kind of slow.
- A shipment just went out.
The recession's actually a good time for us.
Three-car families cutting down to two, you know? - '95 eddie bauer bronco, right? I used to have one of those in college.
V8, skyjacker lift kit Is it for sale? - Only if you can do better than - How much is that? - Nine grand.
Told you.
They love 'em down there.
- I'll check my piggy bank.
Thanks, guys.
- You get the numbers? - Yep.
Think I fooled him? - Nope.
- We ran the bronco's plate.
It's supposed to be on a miata.
- Mismatched plates.
Just like the blue audi the shooter was driving.
- So maybe our doorman wasn't wrong after all.
- We did a little digging Turns out the feds have mr.
Rainey on their radar As an associate of the pantano family.
Loan sharking, extortion - And now, exporting stolen cars to latin america.
- Well, not exactly.
We ran the bronco's vin.
It was turned in under the cash for clunkers program.
- So it was supposed to be destroyed.
- Yeah, it got a reprieve.
It's going to buenos aires instead.
- Whole point was to get these gas guzzlers off our streets.
Rainey figured out a way to put 'em on somebody else's.
- That's creative.
Ozone gets messed up down there, It's still going to bite us in the ass up here, right? - Could be rainey was worried Maggie hays would spill the beans.
He knew she was talking to cops and d.
- But he said he didn't know where she was staying at.
- Not a clue.
- And he wouldn't lie, right? - Check the hotel's surveillance video.
- There.
She's getting dinner again.
- That's Tuesday night.
She had spaghetti carbonara and german chocolate cake.
- Mm.
No visitors.
She never went out.
- She watched a lot of pay-per-view.
And room service three times a day.
- Looks like that guy's getting some room service too.
Hey Hold up, slow it down.
- Is that rainey? - Blow it up.
- Not exactly.
Paige regan.
Maggie's friend from the office, Who didn't know where maggie was.
- Yeah.
Liar liar, pants on fire.
- Ms.
Regan - Oh.
Hey, mr.
Rainey's still inside If you want to talk to-- - Actually, we're here to talk to you.
- Well, I told you everything I know.
- Like, for example, You had no idea where maggie was hiding.
- Look, I have a boyfriend.
The thing with maggie, it was kind of on the down low.
- How did maggie feel about that? You two maybe have a lovers' quarrel? - No.
My god.
Look, she was lonely in that hotel, so she called me.
- We can check your phone records, ms.
Regan, And see who called who.
Who else knew maggie was there? - Did you tell your boss? - Mr.
Rainey? - Yes.
And did he ever drive a blue audi, by the way? - I don't know.
Why? - That's what maggie's killer was driving.
my god I can't talk to you.
I have to go.
- She kept looking at the warehouse Like rainey was going to come out and bite her.
- With a .
She knows it was him.
She also knows what happens to people who talk about him.
- So we have a witness, but she won't talk.
What about the famous blue audi? - It's on the m.
Herman melville-- It's a cargo ship.
It took on 87 cars from amstrad shipping A few hours after the murder.
Among them--a 1999 audi a6.
Color, blue.
- Where is it now? - In the caribbean.
A day out of barranquilla, colombia.
You want us to hop down there? It's getting pretty chilly around here.
- Save your sunblock.
- Nypd intel has a detective in bogotá.
- I'll get you a sweater.
- We found the audi.
It's our murder car.
- And it's in south america? - In the personal custody of nypd detective kevin dolan.
Colombian authorities seized it at his request.
He searched it and found A .
45-calibre shell casing under a floor mat.
- He uploaded it into atf's e-trace system.
It matches the shell casings at the crime scene.
- So now all we have to do is put bart rainey In that car at the time of the murder.
- We think we have someone who can do that.
- That would be the victim's lesbian lover Who's too scared to testify.
- We were thinking we would make her too scared not to.
This is the ship's manifest.
Look at the signature.
- "paige regan.
" So ms.
Regan is on the hook for grand larceny.
Not to mention enterprise corruption-- - Falsifying business records, and fraud.
That adds up to about 75 years Unless you tell us what you know.
- He'll kill me.
- Rainey? Like he killed maggie? Have a seat.
- He told me to find out where she was.
He said he had to see her about some problem With the books and II believed him.
I called her up and made a date.
I wanted to see her anyway.
- So you told rainey where she was.
The next day, when maggie was killed I thought it was her old boyfriend.
That's what I told myself.
Then you told me about the blue car.
Rainey drove it that afternoon.
- The afternoon that maggie was shot.
- There's a lawyer out there Who says he represents ms.
I said I'd see if there was anyone in here by that name.
- I didn't send for a lawyer.
- Wait here.
- You remember mr.
Woll? - Sure.
Heroic lawyer of the mexican drug cartel.
- He said he understood there was a paige regan here.
- Really? How did you understand that? - She didn't come to work today.
Her employer was concerned, He called her apartment and her roommate said The police had taken her.
- Her employer, mr.
- That's right.
Is she here? - Mr.
Rainey must have gotten some bad information.
- Well, then.
Sorry to bother you.
- He's probably going right back to rainey to report.
- Yeah, well, we could have asked him for a ride.
- I could have given you a ride.
- Another time.
- Stand up.
You're under arrest for the murder of maggie hayes.
- Whatever paige told you, she's lying.
- You have the right to remain silent.
You have the right to an attorney -- - We've got that covered, thanks.
- Okay, mr.
Woll, what do we have? - A flagrant abuse of prosecutorial power, your honor.
- Again? Not like when you were a d.
, eh? - I'm afraid those golden days are gone.
A motion to suppress all evidence found Inside a blue audi automobile.
- This automobile was searched in colombia, south america? - Under a judicial order Obtained from a competent local authority.
- Any such order is tainted.
That entire country is irredeemably corrupt.
- Mr.
Woll may be generalizing from the latin americans He hangs out with, your honor.
But there's no evidence of corruption in this case.
- An nypd detective was involved every step of the way.
We have his affidavit and can fly him up to testify.
- Unless you have something specific, mr.
Woll, The motion is denied.
- Win some, lose some, eh, guys? I guess I'm just gonna have to beat you the old-fashioned way.
- Nice to see you again too, marcus.
- Frankly, mike, you I can take or leave, But connie When are you going to leave These bureaucrats and come work for my firm? - Oh, I really couldn't say.
- OohHeartbreaker.
Hey, look, I know you're not obligated, But I'd love to get A pre-trial peek at your witness, ms.
Just ask a few questions.
Your setting, your ground rules.
- No offense, but the last time you beat us The old-fashioned way, it was because Our main witness was terrified out of testifying By the murder of one of his friends.
You can peek at ms.
Regan all you want When she takes the stand.
- Gin.
I hate this stupid game.
what happens to me after the trial? - Well, the d.
Looks at the situation-- If rainey was convicted or not, If he's still a threat to you or not.
- Are you going to move me to some little town In north dakota? I don't know how to grow wheat.
- Speaking of nature Excuse me.
- Does he have a girlfriend? - I thought you had a girlfriend.
- hey.
I got it.
- How we doing? - Great.
- I just need to go over a few things With ms.
Regan about her testimony - Go nuts.
- How are you doing? - I've gained seven pounds.
You want some ice cream? - You're doing the right thing, paige.
Do you mind if I turn this tv down? - room service.
- Whoa, whoa, wait, wait, wait.
- It's just room service.
- No, no, no, no.
- Hey! - Wait, paige! - Hey, you hit? - Go! - Police! Get down! Get down! Police! Stay down! - Where are we going? - A different hotel.
- Wait.
Why? - For one thing, it's obviously not safe for you here.
- No.
I want to get out of town.
- No one will know where we're taking you.
- No one was supposed to know I was here.
Take me to the port authority.
Or I'll walk.
How much more dangerous can it be? - Get in the car.
I'll take you wherever you want.
Okay? Please, thank you.
looks like I'm taking a drive.
- YeahShooting team's waiting for me upstairs.
- You okay? - Yeah.
- Detective lupo drove her to her sister's house in watertown.
- Will she come back for the trial? - She says no.
We can try and convince her Or arrest her as a material witness.
- Are you sure you're all right? - Yeah, I'm fine.
It all happened so fast I barely knew what was going on.
- Look, I mean, if you need some time off - I want to keep working.
- What about the shooter? - He was a freelancer from out of town.
We're still looking for connections.
- And he knew that paige regan was in that hotel how? - We don't know.
Nobody knew except you and me and the detectives.
- Now we all we need is another witness Who can tell us what paige knew About the murder of maggie hayes, About rainey's business, About his being in the murder car - People aren't exactly lining up to testify against him.
He kills one witness, nearly kills another.
- Did somebody tell rainey that maggie was ratting him out? Someone who might've known that rainey would kill her? - Someone like william avery.
- It was certainly in his interest for her to be killed.
- So you think avery slipped word to rainey That maggie was ratting him out so that rainey would kill her? - What do you think? - I think that's about For will avery.
He was convicted after the d.
Found a video of himself He put on youtube waving the murder weapon around.
I tried to get it excluded.
Here's my motion.
- So the d.
Didn't even need maggie hayes' testimony? - It wouldn't have helped him anyway.
I knew she worked for rainey, and I know who rainey is.
If she took the stand, I was going to slam her on cross With the fact that she worked for a mobster.
- You were going to expose rainey in open court? - She worked for a crook, which made her a crook.
Her testimony would have been worthless.
- Did you mention this plan to rainey? - No.
- This motion you filed, it's quite a treatise.
Since when do you guys at legal aid have the time? - I had an outside consultant.
A defense lawyer in a private practice volunteered To do some pro bono work.
- Did he or she know That you were planning to expose bart rainey? - I guess.
He used to work for you guys, you probably know him.
- Marcus woll? - Every case this guy touches, someone drops dead.
He got involved in the will avery case 'cause he wanted to find out what maggie was saying.
When he learned that her testimony Was gonna mean trouble for bart rainey, He reported back to rainey Maggie got killed.
- What about the attempt to kill paige regan? Rainey didn't need woll to tell him She was going to testify against him.
- No.
But he needed woll to tell him where to find her.
- How would woll know that? - When I worked with him when he was an a.
, We used a few hotels to hide witnesses.
I used one of those hotels to hide paige.
- So woll told rainey where to look.
Woll's a serial killer, And he used to work for us.
Apply for a warrant To bug his conversations with mr.
- You want to eavesdrop on an attorney's conversations With his client? - When they're plotting murders together, That's an exception to the attorney-client privilege.
- Well, a situation like this, The probable cause had better be pretty damn good.
I'm not seeing very much.
- That's because until now, mr.
Woll's criminal behavior Has been shielded by attorney-client privilege.
- Catch-22.
I loved that book.
I'm still going to need to see something more.
- How'd it go with the judge? I've been working in this building for 17 years.
If someone goes to a judge ex parte about something That concerns me, I hear about it.
- False alarm, marcus.
This had nothing to do with you, okay? - You know, when I was an assistant district attorney, I won 102 convictions.
I put an awful lot of people in jail.
You remember, connie? - We only worked together briefly.
- Right.
If word got around-- somehow-- That I was the kind of lawyer who crossed the line That I was dirty How long do you think it would be before with 102 motions To overturn every one of my convictions? Do you really have that kind of spare time on your hands? - The balls on this guy, blackmailing us.
- It's pretty good blackmail too.
Do we really want to deal with the appeals From everybody woll ever put away? - We're not going to let a killer go free Because we're afraid of a little paperwork.
- On second thought All these are woll's cases? - A sampling.
- Okay, it's a nightmare.
Was he dirty when he worked for us? - That's hard to say.
There's more than one defense witness Who didn't show up for trial.
- Defense witnesses-- The killer's mother, his drug addict girlfriend-- They tend not to have perfect attendance records.
- There was this case I worked with woll, Like my first month on the job.
He convicted alvin jackson of murder.
- Alvin "mad dog" jackson, the drug lord.
- That case made woll's reputation.
- The defense had an eyewitness-- A pharmacist named henry lovett, Who swore someone else committed the murder.
Well, lovett never showed up for trial.
- I wonder why.
- Lovett Oh.
- What? - Two years after the trial, A decomposed body turned up in a construction site.
- henry lovett.
- Two years after the trial No one made the connection.
- It might not be too late.
Call the police.
- It was one of eddie rice's boys who did it.
That pharmacist saw.
He would have cleared me.
- Eddie rice? - Yeah, eddie rice.
He wanted in on my territory.
But see, the police didn't want to hear that.
And that guy who prosecuted me, woll-- He definitely didn't want to hear.
- Did you know the pharmacist was dead? - Of course he's dead.
Where you think he's been for the last five years, On vacation in France? - Mm.
So eddie rice got him killed to protect himself And have you sent away - Well, now you're detecting.
It's too little too late.
Well, eddie's dead too.
- My husband was such a good citizen.
He had to tell the truth.
Do you really think you're going to Figure this out after five years? - I really think we're going to try.
When was the last time you saw your husband? - He was supposed to testify on a Monday morning.
And on that Friday, He saw some suspicious characters Hanging around the front of our building.
So my husband decided to spend the weekend With some cousins in queens.
Just to be safe.
He took a walk Sunday night.
He never came back.
- And the fact that he was in queens, He kept that a secret? - I mean, that was the point.
I didn't tell anybody where he was.
Except someone from the district attorney's office.
They called and said they wanted To arrange protection for him.
I thought that would be all right.
- Someone from the district attorney's office? Do you remember who that was? - I wrote down the name.
- This witness, lovett, was going to wreck woll's big case.
- Yeah, but somebody called the wife And found out where lovett was hiding.
- And got word to eddie rice, who had the witness killed.
It's the same m.
Woll's done it over and over again.
- Except woll wasn't the one that called the wife.
- Then who? Your partner.
- Thanks.
- I was helping five lawyers with ten cases.
It was my first month on the job.
I made a hundred phone calls.
- So you didn't remember.
- I didn't.
But now I do.
Woll asked me to find out where the witness was.
He said he wanted to talk to him before he testified.
- Not to offer protection? That's what the widow said.
Woll told me to say that.
He said that she'd be More likely to tell me where he was.
I got that man killed, didn't I? - No.
Marcus woll did that.
What do we have on him? - An accomplice.
Maybe he'll roll.
- My lawyer's not here yet.
I don't talk without him.
- He wasn't invited.
- Don't you guys know the rules? - You don't have to say anything.
Just nod.
- You killed maggie hayes and you tried to kill paige regan.
- I ain't nodding to that.
- You were aided and abetted by your attorney, mr.
Now tell us about it and there's a deal on the table.
- You want me to roll on marcus? Why would I do that? Maggie's dead and paige is gone.
And I got a real good lawyer.
If you'll excuse me, it's time for my massage.
- Thank you, mr.
- Okay, woll kills or tries to kill three witnesses.
The pattern is consistent, but there's no evidence Because he murders the evidence.
- What if the pattern is the evidence? - Legally, it isn't.
- Usually not.
But if we get multiple murders in front of a jury, They won't split legal hairs, they'll convict.
- Which is why no decent judge would let it go to a jury.
- No decent judge? So it's 50-50.
- Thank you for joining us.
You have about ten seconds left to respond To mr.
Woll's motion to dismiss the charge against his client.
Do you have any proffer of evidence? - Not at the moment, your honor.
- Well, then you leave me no choice but to order-- - Marcus woll, you're under arrest For the murders of margaret hayes and henry lovett, And the attempted murder of paige regan.
- Hang on, you've got to be kidding me, right? - Nope.
- You were about to rule, your honor? - I don't think this is the time.
- My troubles shouldn't be taken out on my client.
Now, if you were going to dismiss-- - Fair enough.
Hold it there, please.
The murder charge against mr.
Rainey Is dismissed without prejudice.
You can bring it again if you develop new evidence.
- thank you, your honor.
I'll have a motion on my own behalf later today.
- Yeah.
Let's go.
- The three crimes charged span five years? - Mr.
Woll is the common thread.
- Are you alleging that he conspired with mr.
Rainey? - Only on the two more recent crimes.
- You just dismissed against rainey.
How can my client have conspired With someone who didn't do anything? - There's a pattern to these crimes, a signature.
- This alleged pattern's all they have, One charge bootstrapping another.
There's no evidence.
- The arraignment judge apparently agreed.
Your bail came quick and easy.
Cutter, this concatenation does seem a stretch.
The indictment is a bit cobbled together.
- We'll amend it, then.
To a single charge of conspiracy to murder henry lovett.
- Conspiracy with whom? Some deceased drug dealer? A person can't conspire with himself.
- There is a co-conspirator who's alive And willing to cooperate with the prosecution.
- Oh, who? - Me.
- You're naming yourself as a co-conspirator? - I am.
I was one.
- Then this hearing is adjourned pending A superseding indictment.
Woll, your bail is continued.
Rubirosa, I suggest you retain counsel.
- Connie, connie, you don't want to do this.
- You saw what was happening.
That son of a bitch was about to skate.
- So we'll find another way.
- We don't need another way.
We have a way.
- You too, mike? - Me too what? - Oh, come on.
She's still hot as hell.
- What are you talking about? - Just do it.
I did.
- Woll claims that he and connie had a Sexual relationship.
He did everything but show me the dirty pictures.
- Did you ask her? - No.
Even that would be crossing the line.
I don't have sex with people I work with, And I don't ask them about their sex lives.
We're supposed to be smarter than that here, aren't we? I mean, who'd put themselves in a situation like that? - You mean, besides me? - It's worse for a woman, jack.
Sleeping with the teacher, sleeping with the boss.
It demeans them.
Calls into question everything they accomplish.
- So she deserves extra credit For stepping forward, doesn't she? I assume you still find her competent.
- Of course I do.
But we're colleagues, we're notLovers.
That's the way it's supposed to be.
- Yeah, you could say that me and eddie rice Were having problems.
- Did those problems involve the illegal distribution Of marijuana and cocaine? - Yeah.
That was my business.
And eddie tried to take part of it.
And to prove his point, he killed my second in command.
- And what happened then? - I'd been in the papers.
"uptown drug kingpin," stuff like that.
Woll there, he came after me.
- He prosecuted you for the murder Of your own lieutenant? - Oh, he got me too.
Made a pretty nice little headline.
- Well, did you try to convince mr.
Woll That he was prosecuting the wrong person? - Oh, yeah.
We even found him a witness who saw it wasn't me.
And he was going to testify.
Until he got killed.
- Thank you.
- Mr.
Jackson, you are currently serving a prison sentence Of 25 years to life because you were tried and convicted Of murder, is that correct? - That's correct.
- I think that's all we need to know.
- The other side's gonna bring up Your relationship with woll.
- I know.
- And I'm wide open to ideas on how to handle that one.
- Jump into a time machine and make it never happen? - I never would have thought.
- What? - You and woll.
- It's life, mike.
Things happen.
- It was dumb.
You're not dumb.
- Thank you.
You know, maybe somebody else should be handling this trial.
- I'm afraid you're stuck with me.
- Then we should probably get back to work.
- Okay.
So how to deal with your relationship With the defendant.
- Tell the truth.
Keep it brief.
And move the focus back to the crime.
Isn't that what you taught me to do When we have a damaged witness? - Yeah.
- Give you a lift? I think we're going to the same place.
- No.
- We're co-conspirators, connie.
It seems only natural we should spend time together.
- Oh, on the day that I'm going to testify against you? Are you planning to have me shot like the others? - You don't have to go through with this.
It isn't going to do you any good.
- Marcus, you have no idea How much good this is going to do me.
- It's tragic, connie.
You know this whole thing is breaking someone's heart? - Yours? I don't think so.
- Not mine.
Poor mike cutter.
He never realized you were available.
- Mr.
Lovett was scheduled to testify on Monday morning.
On Friday, mr.
Woll asked me to call mr.
Lovett's wife And find out where he was hiding.
He told me he wanted to arrange an interview.
- Is that what you told mrs.
Lovett? - No.
At mr.
Woll's suggestion, I told her we wanted to arrange protection for her husband.
She told me where he was hiding, And I passed that information on to mr.
- And how did you spend the time Between Friday afternoon and Monday morning? - Working on the case with mr.
These are my notes from that weekend.
- Do they show any effort by mr.
Woll To arrange an interview with mr.
Lovett? - No.
- So he asked you to find mr.
Lovett So he could talk to him, but after you found him He never tried to talk to him? - No.
He didn't.
- Didn't that strike you as odd at the time? Especially after he told you to lie? - It should have, but there was a lot going on And when mr.
Lovett didn't show up anyway, It all seemed moot.
- He didn't show up because he was dead.
- I didn't know that then, but yes.
- What else did mr.
Woll ask you to do that weekend? - To work on a draft of his closing statement.
He wanted it ready for Monday morning.
- Monday morning? Wasn't that when mr.
Lovett was supposed to testify? - Yes.
- So mr.
Woll almost seemed to know That mr.
Lovett wasn't going to be there.
- Objection.
Leading the witness.
- Sustained.
- No further questions.
- Ms.
Rubirosa, you're a district attorney, But you have come forward to identify yourself As a co-conspirator in the murder of henry lovett.
- An unindicted co-conspirator.
- So you have not been charged with a crime, But you make it possible to accuse mr.
He couldn't be charged with conspiracy Unless there was someone he conspired with.
- That's right.
- Even for a hard-core prosecutor, That's going the extra mile, isn't it? You really want to get mr.
Woll, don't you? - No more than I want to get any other murderer.
- Really? How many other accused murderers have you slept with? - Objection.
- Withdrawn.
Rubirosa, on that busy long-ago weekend When you were tracking down witnesses And drafting summations, Did you also have sex with mr.
Woll? It might not be in your notes there.
- No.
- Have you ever had sex with mr.
Woll? - Once or twice.
But it was a mistake.
- A mistake.
Are you making up for it now? - There's nothing to make up.
- Really? How did the affair end? - I came to my senses.
- You realized that you-- a young, eager, new prosecutor-- Had been taken advantage of by an older hand? - That wasn't it.
- Really? Isn't this whole trial a chance for you to get even? - There's nothing to get even for.
I'd practically forgotten about it.
It wasn't that memorable.
- She was busy.
And distracted.
I tried to contact mr.
Lovett several times over that weekend.
I didn't realize I should have made her Put it in her notes.
- Did you arrange to have mr.
Lovett murdered? - No, of course not.
I didn't even know he was dead until this case arose.
I knew I wasn't ms.
Rubirosa's favorite person, But I really never thought she'd go this far.
- You think she's making it up? - No, I think she may actually believe it.
That's what's really scary here.
- Mr.
Woll, I refer you to your office and home phone records For the weekend preceding mr.
Lovett's disappearance.
Could you show us where it indicates That you telephoned him? - Yeah, it's not there.
I may have wandered down the hallway for some privacy.
There are about a hundred phones in the d.
's office.
- But there are several calls here to the home of eddie rice.
Did you call to tell him where he could find And kill mr.
Lovett? - No.
I don't exactly remember, But if I called him it was probably acting on A suggestion of the defendant's to investigate Another theory of the crime.
- The weekend before your summation? Wasn't that letting it go pretty late? - We were still at trial.
- Right.
You and ms.
Rubirosa, Who you think is delusional.
- I don't know.
I'm not a psychiatrist.
- Well, if she was unstable even then, Maybe she called eddie rice And told him where to find henry lovett.
I mean, she knew where he was, right? - Why would she have done that? - Well, to help you.
To get you what you wanted-- a conviction.
Maybe she was in love with you.
- I think at one point she was.
- Well, in that case, Maybe the two of you were in it together.
She wasn't an unwitting co-conspirator, But an equal partner.
And she should be charged here right along with you.
- Nobody should be charged here, Because nobody murdered anybody.
- Well, somebody murdered henry lovett.
And no one knew where he was, Except you and ms.
- Okay, have it your way.
She did it.
I don't murder witnesses.
- Is that a fact? Did you ever hear of a woman named maggie hayes? Or one named paige regan? - Objection.
We are getting beyond the scope of this trial, And extremely prejudicial.
- Mr.
Woll opened the door by claiming That he doesn't murder witnesses.
- Indeed he did.
Objection is overruled.
- Yes.
I've heard of them.
- Isn't it true that maggie hayes and paige regan Were witnesses against your client bart rainey, And that one of them was murdered, And an attempt was made to murder the other? - Your honor, there's about five different questions in there.
- Well, I'll make it very simple for you then, mr.
Why is it that witnesses opposing your interests Have a consistent habit of getting killed? - Your honor - Withdrawn.
Now let's begin by talking about maggie hayes - Cheesy, cutter.
But you managed to get your pattern in after all.
- Jury went for it too, did you notice? - Drop this case and we'll give you something real.
- Well, I thought this case was real.
- By your own theory, I've never shot anybody.
I've never even carried a gun.
- But mr.
Rainey has, and mr.
Rainey did.
- You'll give us rainey? - Everything you need.
Murder and attempted murder.
- Mr.
Woll gets a walk.
But you get a stone cold killer.
- You know what? I think I'd rather make the deal with the stone cold killer.
I'm sure mr.
Rainey will find this very interesting listening.
We cut a deal with rainey for 12 to 14.
He gives us woll on a platter.
- They'll be together in attica.
- The appeals for the people woll convicted Are already coming in.
We'll have another hundred by the weekend.
You two will have to work together day and night.
That won't be a problem, will it?