Nov 26, 2008
Season 19 Episode 4
A crane crushes a construction worker, Hector Lazaro, at a high rise and the high profile developer, Wayne Hardy, is on the scene quickly. Detectives Lupo and Bernard question Gary Talbot, the foreman, and there is a question about the size of the crane used. After some forensic accounting, it's determined that Eddie O'Connor, the building inspector, was being bribed to look the other way and he's arrested. But the case doesn't end there. Hector's only relative is his wife Alicia, who is comatose, and there are suspicious circumstances surrounding her condition. She had extensive chlorine in her lungs, as if she drowned, but she is afraid of the water. In addition, money that was being skimmed at the construction site was being used to pay Alicia's hospital bills, by Gary Talbot. The Detectives believe Alicia was having an affair with Talbot, especially when Talbot's number came up on her pre-paid cell. Shannon, Gary's wife, cares for their 9-year-old daughter Lucy who is severely disabled. They question Shannon and discover Alicia worked as a caregiver for their daughter. The cops and DA's think Shannon pushed Alicia into the pool because she thought she was having an affair with her husband. Shannon finally admits that's what happened and she agrees to take a deal. But Cutter sees Shannon look at her husband, and she doesn't look like a woman scorned.