Season 6, Episode 18 The Unusual Suspect
First Aired: March 30, 2006
The nude body of a popular 17-year-old high-school girl is found wrapped in a shower curtain and buried beneath a mound of dirt near the school's football field. Another student is arrested and put on trial, but the seemingly airtight case is thrown off course when the suspect's 12-year-old sister, a prodigy who is a senior in school, confesses to the crime on the witness stand. The judge gives the prosecution 72 hours to re-examine the evidence before the jury delivers its verdict.
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- Premiered: October 6, 2000
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Las Vegas criminologists use scientific methods to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic (and hugely popular) drama, which inspired a host of other cop-show 'procedurals.' An immediate ratings smash for CBS, the series adroitly mixes painstaking d… (more)