In the latest episode of Conviction, the CIU team reviewed the case of Will Jarrett. He was an orphan who was taken in by a rich family called the Porters. The mother was stabbed to death and Will was charged with the murder.
A review of the evidence turned up a bloody footprint that they traced to shoes owned by the father. He claimed to have given the shoes to their gardener and when they tracked him down he was wearing them. However he explained he found them in the trash and was told he could have them.
The murder weapon, a knife, later turned up in the truck owned by the gardener. CCTV showed that it had been planted there by the Porter’s son. When interrogated they admit to the plant but say Will had forced them to do it.
Eventually it came out that Will and the son had been lovers and the mother didn’t think Will was good enough for her son. The evidence pointed to them both killing the mother.
Elsewhere in the episode, Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) had to resort to sleeping in the office after being kicked out by Jackson (Daniel Franzese), her older brother. Her plan for fixing things was to call him daily with apologies until she was forgiven.
Hayes also tried to tell Wallace (Eddie Cahill) her feelings for him. Wallace however was busy dealing with the fallout of her interview and was under investigation. He decided to hire his former girlfriend who is also the former girlfriend of Hayes which is sure to cause problems in future.
Frankie (Manny Montana) also wanted to help the appeal of his former cellmate. Tess (Emily Kinney) took a look over it for him but said he was guilty. At the end of the episode he finally spoke to Hayes about it and she agreed to look into the case for him.
The next episode of the season is #StayWoke. Conflict erupts among the CIU team when they review the controversial case of a civil rights activist jailed for killing a cop.
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