Law & Order: The Serpent's Tooth (1991)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Crime Drama, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Viewers familiar with the trial of the Mendendez Brothers may recognize a few similarities in this Law & Order episode. A wealthy couple is murdered in their home, and it looks as if the killers were the victims' own sons, Nick and Greg Jarman (Matt Hofherr, Stephen Mailer). The Defense's claims that the boys were defending themselves against their father's abuse do not hold much water with the D.A.'s office, nor does the pressure brought to bear by the other members of the suspects' powerful and influential family. And then comes a startling and wholly unexpected development in the case.