Law & Order/Causa Mortis

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Causa Mortis
Season 7, Episode 1
Airdate September 18, 1996
Production Number K1106
Written by René Balcer
Directed by Ed Sherin
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Causa Mortis is the first episode of the seventh season of Law & Order, and the one hundred thirty-fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Ted Kazanoff (Judge Daniel Scarletti), Victor Sierra (Fernando Salva), Tom Cappadona (Victor Driscoll), DeAnn Mears (Judge Maria Gance), Gia Galeano (Gia), George Martin (Abe Mercer), Cyndi Cartagena (Anna Galvez), Louise Sorel (Marcy Fletcher Wrightman), Lawrence Arancio (Ian Rankin), Hugh O'Gorman (Chuck Rodman), Rebecca Nelson (Maureen Rankin), Tiffany Fraser (Susan Bayer), Divina Cook (Mrs. Galvez), Mark Kachersky (Shuster), Irma St. Paule (Sally), Harsh Nayyar (Gas Station Attendant), Michael Dahlen (Young Attendant), David Zayas (Raoul Cervantes), Jurian Hughes (M.E. Gardner), David "Puck" Rainey (Assistant Medical Examiner), Bruce Winant (Morgenstern), Jonathan Teague Cook (Marty Fine), Gloria Irizarry (Rosa Citrone), Jillian Bowen (Jackie Rankin), Alex Bowen (Rankin 9-year-old Son), Cameron Bowen (Rankin 7-year-old Son), Andrea Bowen (Rankin Toddler), Michael Hobbs (Sergeant), William McGuire (ESU Lieutenant), Gerard O'Brien (ESU Technician), Lee Summers (Belmont Uniform Policeman), Jim Lavin (Court Clerk), Jon Brent Curry (ESU Technician)

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Plot Overview

When a wife and mother is found murdered in her car, an audio tape recording of the woman pleading for her life is discovered at the crime scene; but when the tape is ruled inadmissible in court, McCoy and ADA Jamie Ross fight to get a conviction by playing hardball with the carjacker's girlfriend.

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