Bells will be ringing.
The sad, sad news
Oh, what a Christmas
to have the blues
My baby's gone
I have no friends
to wish me greetings
Choirs will be singing
Ooh by candlelight
Please come home for Christmas
So do I get my kiss or not?
Tara, the way mistletoe works is
the one standing under it is the one to receive.
Well, I prefer to meet in the middle.
Well, I do enjoy your middle tremendously,
but a kiss really is more traditional.
Oh, and the anticipation is pure.
The last thing I want to do is come between all that collagen,
but, Alan, we have a little problem,
and like it or not, you're probably the best man to fix it.
This is Carmen Flores. She works in housekeeping here.
Her ex-husband kidnapped her two children.
This is the third Christmas he's done so.
He brings them to Peru,
when it's Carmen who has legal custody of them for the holidays.
Can't you just go to the judge?
She did that last year,
and it cost her a fortune. The judge held him in contempt for a day.
He said it's worth it to spend Christmas with his kids in Peru.
His flight leaves tomorrow night.
I thought maybe you could think of something.
Didn't you used to be a lawyer, Sally?
Oh, I apologize. There go my lips again.
Must be all that collagen.
Ladies. Perhaps you two should kiss in the name of Christmas.
Incredible dress, by the way.
I hate you.
She came home that evening at 9:30,
catching an early flight to surprise her husband.
But it was the defendant who was surprised.
Susan May discovered her husband Ralph
making love to a business associate, Marie Holcomb,
and it was more than she could bear.
The evidence will show that the defendant
retrieved a handgun from the kitchen,
returned to the bedroom, and fired six shots,
three into her husband, three into Marie Holcomb.
This is the holiday season.
You people should be home with your families right now.
I apologize for that.
Marie Holcomb's mother and father fly here every December from the west coast.
This time, it's to attend the trial of their daughter's killer.
Susan May destroyed a lot of happy plans with that gun.
Get in Christmas.
Christmas is ours and Susan's. Don't let him claim it.
I, too, would like to apologize
for taking you away from your families during this holiday season.
That's Susan's family seated over there.
They would dearly love to be home with her.
She would dearly love to be home with them.
Imagine, if you can,
Add to that the horror that the police can't figure out who did it,
and then, if you can possibly fathom,
imagine they decide to arrest you.
That's your defendant, ladies and gentlemen,
a law-abiding, loving, faithful advertising executive,
an innocent woman whose whole life was just suddenly and wrongly destroyed.
That's your defendant,
and that's what the evidence will show.
I, I report police twice,
and they say domestic.
He returned the children both times after Christmas.
This why police say it is for court to decide.
No one involved.
Ah, Denny. This is Carmen Flores.
She works here in housekeeping.
Excellent. Why do I care?
Perhaps you don't.
First off, let me say how incredible you were last night.
The whole office is still...
Now, on a topic far removed from you and therefore much less entertaining,
though of some import to Carmen,
her children have been snatched by her ex-husband.
Who do you know at the Boston police department?
I know everybody.
You hear that, Carmen? The man knows everybody.
Her story didn't check out. It's as simple as that.
That story she gave you was...
She came home, found them dead in bed.
Was there evidence of anyone other than the victims or the defendant
being in the house that night?
And, detective, describe for the jury if you can
the defendant's demeanor when you arrived at the scene that night.
She seemed pretty shook up.
There was blood all over her.
She claimed she got the blood on her
when she went to her husband side to see if she could revive him.
And you don't believe that.
It seems the detective is more than willing to give testimony against my client.
You don't really need to lead him.
Did you believe the defendant's claim?
No. It was determined that she was standing approximately 5 feet away
when she fired the gun.
I'm sorry. I hate to be a nuisance,
but did I miss the point where you said she fired the gun?
Detective, what, if anything,
led you to believe that the defendant fired the gun?
We dida trace metal test which revealed she held the gun,
and her fingerprints were on the gun.
We know her driver dropped her off at 9:30 P.M.
She called the police at 11:07,
and she told us she discovered the bodies
soon after she entered the house.
If so, why did she wait an hour and a half to call the police?
As I said, her story just didn't add up.
Seems from your tone, detective, you consider this kind of 135
We applied all our mental faculties just the same
and concluded your client committed the crime.
Well, you concluded pretty quickly, I might add.
You placed her under arrest the next day.
By the way, was the spatter analysis done in a day?
No. That came in later.
I see. So when you placed Susan May under arrest, you were going on...
Her fingerprints were on the gun, for starters.
It was her gun, was it not?
The fingerprints were fresh.
Got there, perhaps, when she picked the gun up after?
We also had motive, her evasive demeanor.
She called the police, did she not?