Law & Order/Cradle to Grave

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Cradle to Grave
Season 2, Episode 18
Airdate March 31, 1992
Production Number 67424
Written by Robert Nathan &
Sally Nemeth
Directed by James Frawley
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Cradle to Grave is the eighteenth episode of the second season of Law & Order, and the fortieth episode overall.

Starring (Law): Paul Sorvino (Sergeant Phil Cerreta), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Tony Lo Bianco (Marc Menaker), Victor Argo (Jose Tirado), Bill Cwikowski (Hampton), Karen Lynn Gorney (Iris Corman), Doris Belack (Judge Margaret Barry), Richard Bright (Albert Boxer)

and Rocco Sisto (Joseph Turner)

with Idina Harris (Jackie Ward), Kim Staunton (Ms. Clayton), Divina Cook (Miriam Gomez), Chandra Wilson (Serena Price), Frances Chaney (Mrs. Siddons), Roger Pretto (Raymond Ramirez), Bruce Kronenberg (Linford), Elise Neal (Charlayne Ward), Crystal Field (Lawson), John Speredakos (Dr. Orton), Brenda Denmark (Nurse James), Marina Durell (Mrs. Ruiz), Mary Hedahl (Pell), Tina Smith (Ms. Jacobs), Joseph R. Sicari (Al Norman), Fernando Lopez (Fernando), Edouard De Soto (Sanchez), Joseph Hindy (Thurman), Joe Sharkey (Graveyard Administrator), Carol Woods (Ms. Price), Leonard Thomas (Lucas), Troy Winbush (Leon Jarvis), Susan Grace (Jury Forewoman), Irma St. Paule (Elderly Woman)


Plot Overview

After a baby boy is found deceased in an emergency room due to being frozen to death, the detectives discover a slumlord and a violent ex-convict had been harassing the tenants of the apartment that the baby & his mother lived in.


On the second day of trial Joseph Turner pled to reckless endangerment in the first degree, agreeing to a sentence of two-and-a-third to seven years. He testified against Iris Corman. She was convicted of manslaughter in the first degree and is currently free on bail pending appeal.

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