"Baby Killer"
SVU, Episode 2.05
Production number: E1411
First aired: 17 November 2000
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Elias Barrera and Elizabeth Olivet
Written By
Lisa Marie Petersen & Dawn DeNoon

Directed By
Juan José Campanella


The squad is assigned to a special case: to investigate the fatal shooting of a little girl by her 7-year-old classmate.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Cabot: You know as well as I do that the youngest they've ever convicted was eleven.
Phillips: Yes, but that was pre-Columbine. Since then, there's been an epidemic of ever-younger kids killing kids with no consequence. People are fed up with it.
Cabot: And you're bored of being the Chief Assistant D.A. I know you're looking to replace Lewin next fall but let me tell you, if you think you can put a little boy in jail just so you can prove you're tough on crime you've got to be kidding.
Phillips: He's old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.
Cabot: But not to understand the consequences of his actions.
Phillips: He brought a gun to school. He knew what he was doing. And this...that gives us intent.
Cabot: Why don't you just apply for a change of venue to Texas so we can have him executed?
Phillips: No. Manhattan Family Court will be sufficient.

McCreary: There. You satisfied?
Munch: Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Tutuola: Put the gun down on the table.
Munch: You carry that around in your purse?
McCreary: You know, sometimes I don't leave the hospital until 3 a.m. I have to take a subway, a bus, and walk four blocks through this neighborhood to get home.
Tutuola: You know, carrying a concealed weapon is a felony.
McCreary: I don't. I leave it at home so the appliances can defend themselves.

Lab Technician: Compact, lightweight, hammerless.
Benson: So simple, even a 7-year-old can use it.

Welcome to the Gaza Strip.

–Elliot Stabler on the cycle of violence

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Home of
Mrs. Dorothea Strada
1630 Lexington Avenue
Tuesday, November 7

Office of Chief
Assistant District Attorney
Charlie Phillips
Tuesday, November 7

23rd Precinct
Detective Squad
Wednesday, November 8

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15th Precinct
Detective Squad
Thursday, November 9

Office of
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Friday, November 10

Family Court
Capacity Hearing
Monday, November 13

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