The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 – is Trevor Elliott convicted for the murder of his wife?

By Marc Miller
Published: May 13, 2022 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
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This article, “is Trevor Elliott convicted for the murder of his wife,” contains spoilers regarding Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer season 1.

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The majority of the first season of The Lincoln Lawyer follows the murder trial of Trevor Elliott. He has been charged with killing his wife, Laura, and her lover, Jan Rilz. Their marriage was like a line from Jim Gaffigan about Dateline murders. You can practically hear Keith Morrison saying, “They had a perfect life. He cheated on her multiple times. She got him back by sleeping with countless Yoga instructors. They fought all the time and slept in separate wings of their mansion, and he cut her off from her friends. It was a perfect life.”

If anything, the case shows you money cannot buy marital bliss. It just makes unhappiness a bit more comfortable. And it doesn’t even matter if Trevor did it or not when it comes to the verdict. Mickey has to put a dent in the state’s case.

The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 – is Trevor Elliott convicted for the murder of his wife?

Trevor Elliott was found not guilty of the murder of his wife and lover.

Why did the jury dismiss the charges against Trevor Elliott?

It came down to the seven-minute defense and gun residue evidence. Mick found a tape that showed it was caused by being locked in an unclean police car involved in a shootout with police and Eli Wyms, the man Jerry Vincent had as his magic bullet. A TMZ/Nightcrawler videographer taped Wyms being arrested in the same cruiser Elliott had been in hours later. Haller even found a doctor to verify the claim.

Then, the final nail in the coffin. Mickey Haller broke down the facts even submitted by the state. The entire timeline gave Trevor seven minutes to commit the murders, clean himself up, clean up parts of the scene for DNA purposes, and somehow get rid of the murder weapon and bloody clothes. In an argument that asked the jury to use their common sense, there is no way Elliott could have committed the crime the state is accusing him of.

I mean, it was not like he murdered his wife and got rid of the evidence with a flying drone he powered with his cell phone to get rid of the evidence in the ocean, right?


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