July 14, 2024

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Upcoming ‘Law & Order’ episode seems drawn from Oxford shooting case

"Law & Order" ran on NBC from 1990 to 2010 and was revived in February 2022.

Last year’s Oxford faculty taking pictures is the obvious inspiration for a “Regulation & Purchase” episode scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC.

Titled “Legacy,” the episode considerations the taking pictures of a headmaster at an upscale personal school. That’s according to a description featured on several Television set-themed web sites.

In a brief preview that has been posted by some of these web-sites and puts the phrase “ripped from the headlines” on the screen, the plot appears to revolve about no matter if the father of the alleged teen shooter is also culpable for the crime.

In one scene, assistant district lawyer Nathan Price (Hugh Dancy) suggests, “His father delivered the murder weapon.”

A further clip shows district attorney Jack McCoy (performed by veteran “L&O” star Sam Waterston) saying, “Knowing his son experienced psychological troubles, he gave his son a weapon?”

An offscreen voice, evidently Waterston’s, suggests, “I want to charge his father for murder.” That’s followed by Dancy’s character stating, “We want to mail a message.”

Jennifer and James Crumbley both have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in relationship with the Nov. 30, 2021, shooting at Oxford Significant School in Michigan’s Oxford Township that still left four students lifeless and 6 other pupils and 1 teacher injured.

Prosecutors say that four days before the taking pictures, the couple bought their son, 15-yr-aged Ethan Crumbley, the gun he is charged with using in the mass capturing.