First 'Witness To Murder' Plot Details

By Caillan
November 21, 2003 - 11:50 AM

See Also: 'Witness To Murder' Episode Guide

A shooting in a parking lot. One witness who saw everything. Seems like a slam-dunk case, doesn't it? Not when the "Witness to Murder" is intellectually disabled.

Sources today revealed the first plot information for the upcoming CSI: Miami episode, the twelfth episode of the show's sophomore season. The victim of the shooting is Richard Beckham, seemingly a clean-cut, middle-aged businessmen. He was driving his car of its parking space, when he slammed into the car in front of him. The other driver got out to confront Richard, there was a struggle, and he ended up dead in a pool of blood.

The only witness is Eugene Walters. He's in his mid-thirties, but he has the mental capacity of an eight year old. Eugene tells Horatio he saw everything that happened, but when the CSI presses for more details, he starts talking about a man called Alonzo and how clean the windows of his car were.

Questioning Eugene back at the police department, Horatio ascertains that that the bullet which killed Richard Beckman struck a car belonging to a man called Alonzo. Eugene often used to clean Alonzo's windows, and he gave him a dollar for his services.

Meanwhile, Calleigh has been working on the gun used in the shooting. The gun was actually registered to Richard Beckham, who had pulled it in self-defence during the struggle. But this case turns into something much than a tale of road-rage when Detective Yelina Salas discovers Richard Beckham was actually delivering cut diamonds when he was shot.

Despite this new lead, Horatio can't get anywhere until he works out who the mystery "Alonzo" is and why Eugene keeps mentioning him. But that process becomes far more complicated when Eugene is brutally attacked...

Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from an early draft of the script and details may change before the episode goes to air.

"Witness to Murder" will likely air in early 2004.

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