Killer Instinct – 124

Seaman Oliver Celluchi was seen to go overboard the USS Benjamin Harrison; but, was dead when the rescue boat arrived. He was found to have been bludgeoned and choked before going over the side, and a small piece of cloth was found in his belt buckle. His shipmates said that he had been a screw-up and a ‘puddin’ – meanind that you could push him around with a spoon. JAG officers Harm (H) and Bud (B) had to endure ‘full-of-himself’ Captain Archambault’s rant about “doing better than their best and get the killer off MY ship.” They then reported to him Duell’s animosity and that he had been seen on the catwalk before the incident; but, had to refuse the captain’s offer to attend their interview “so as to put the fear of God into him.” Duell denied ever going to the catwalk or having anything to do with the incident. Meanwhile, the Capt. illegally searched Duell’s locker and found a torn shirt. Mattoni, defense, motioned to have the shirt excluded and the Capt. pestered H to tell him “what to say” on the stand so the shirt wouldn’t be excluded. Harm, annoyed, told him to tell the truth. Then the Captain lied anyway to deliberately misled Mattoni by saying that H had told him of Duell’s lie before he searched. So, Mattoni called H as a witness and made public Archambault’s lie. Bud’s cross-examination of H tried to show “inevitable discovery” but the judge disallowed the evidence although wouldn’t dismiss the case.
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The Princess and the Petty Officer – 118

[A significant JAG episode due to the breakup of Chegwidden and Walden. Cameo appearance of Rudy Bosch, runner up in “survivor.”] Princess Fatima al Amatullah (Fanny) and PO James Elling were married after he smuggled her into the US with forged documents. Her father and “first husband,” from a prearranged marriage, wanted her back. Harm (H) defended Elling against Bud (B), who was prosecuting in behalf of a hard-nose admiral. Harm asked Mac (M) to defend the princess in the US immigration court (which was on her way past a shoe outlet). Nearly everyone M met, including the judge, commented that they had seen her performance on “JAG TV.”
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