"For Love or Money"
L&O, Episode 12.03
Production number: E2207
First aired: 10 October 2001
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Written By
Wendy Battles & Sean Jablonski

Directed By
Constantine Makris

Plot[edit | edit source]

A career criminal is murdered, and the investigation leads detectives to a manipulative widow who may have hired the victim to murder her husband.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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Quotes[edit | edit source]


Melissa Cobin: How could you have killed him?
Lorraine Cobin: The man was a thug! Every time I turned around he was there with his hand out.
Melissa Cobin: I'm not talking about Buck, I'm talking about Alan...I thought you loved him!
Lorraine Cobin: Sweetheart - you didn't have to sleep with him...Let's just drop this whole subject, OK? That part of our lives is over with!
Melissa Cobin: You're wrong...
Lorraine Cobin: What are you talking about?!
Melissa Cobin: Look at the dock (where McCoy and a sound technician are standing), mother...
Lorraine Cobin: You little bitch!
Melissa Cobin: I had a good teacher...

Background information and notes[edit | edit source]

This episode is likely based on the 1982 murder of Werner Hartmann, which was arranged by his wife, Debra Hartmann. Hartmann, a boyfriend, and the man who shot Hartmann were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and mail/wire fraud for attempting to cheat life insurance companies out of $800,000 in benefits.

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