So the detectives now need to prove Jadon's innocent, because his sentencing's tomorrow. Great! An artificial deadline! Because if exonerating evidence is uncovered two days from now, or a week from now, or a year from now, it'll be tough luck, is that it? Unfortunately, Jadon wasn't just copping attitude when he says he didn't know the party's pregnant photographer. Ezra though, thinks he's seen her around the Marcy projects. Great! Now, if only they knew ONE OTHER PERSON in Marcy...
Fin and Chester show up at Janelle's apartment, and she tells them she's got a night job cleaning offices and is nine days clean and sober. She's clearly lying when the detectives show her the picture of the party girl and she says she doesn't know anything. Fin wants to know what kind of "piece of trash mother" puts her kids through hell and then refuses to help them when she has the chance. Uh, Fin? You guys DIDN'T TELL HER THIS COULD HELP HER SONS. Now she's got her back up, and angrily recounts how tough it was when social services took her boys away. Even Chester yells at her, telling her Jadon and Ezra will never see daylight again if she doesn't tell them who the girl is. "You stole the first half of their lives. Give 'em back the rest," adds Fin. "If I get ninety days clean and sober, I'm going to surprise Jay and Ezra and take 'em to Red Lobster," she says, and then identifies the girl as "Latrice Nunez," in the building behind this one.
Latrice identifies herself as Jimmy Mack's "bottom bitch," even though she's pregnant. "Still got it," she says. Oh, and Julie really enjoyed being a ho too. Thought it was "mad fun, like being one of them rap video hoes or something like that." They met at the fights, because Julie got off on watching guys pound each other. And Latrice here helped Jimmy turn Julie out!
The detectives view Latrice's pictures back at the station. She was taking pictures because Jimmy Mack wanted there to be proof of Julie having sex with the Odami brothers, and she was to claim afterwards that they raped her, so Jimmy could blackmail the boys for their tuition cheques. But Julie changed her mind about helping with the blackmail, and Jimmy Mack beat her to death. Latrice kept taking pictures of the beating and everything, for "insurance. So he never come at me like that. Never."
Casey says she'll get the guilty plea withdrawn, and drop Ezra's attempted murder charge, but she can't do anything about Ezra's gun possession charge. Fin's all, "See, the thing about that is the gun got lost during transport from the scene." Casey goes with it, and says if there's no gun, she'll have to drop the charges. Fin glances at Cragen, who's cool. "Stuff happens," he shrugs.