CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 21

If I Had A Hammer...

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2009 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • Jeremy Kent (voiceover): I never did get to tell my side of the story. I was accused of a crime I did not commit. I was held without bail at the East Clark County Detention Center awaiting trial. I'd never been to jail before. It's not a place you wanna be. The prosecution called on my cell mate to testify against me. He told them that I had confessed to the murder of Thomas Harrit. It was a lie. In exchange for his testimony, my cell mate got a suspended sentence. I wanted to take the stand, but my public defender told me it was a bad idea and I trusted him. I thought jail was hell, then I got to the state pen., I've been there for 18 years. After being denied parole in 2000, I began studying the law. I figured that if nobody was gonna help me, I had to do it myself and I discovered that there were a lot of other innocent men, like me, in prison. There were new ways to prove that. Two years ago, I ran into my cell mate again, and he revealed to me that the testimony against me had been my lawyer's idea. That's when I discovered that, we had the same lawyer. The late Benjamin Tripp Esquire.