"The Unusual Suspect
" is the eighteenth episode in the sixth season
of the American crime drama Crime Scene Investigation
, which is set in Las Vegas
A teenage boy, Marlon West, is being prosecuted for a murder of one of his female classmates, Stacey. During his trial, his 12-year-old sister Hannah (Juliette Goglia
) takes the stand, and admits that she herself murdered Stacey, not Marlon. The CSI team is now faced with a strange dilemma – two confessions for one murder. Collusion seems unlikely. As Hannah is a genius, a high school senior already, even though her confession sounds convincing, some CSI members suspect that she is making up her confession and could not have physically committed the murder. It now has to be decided who should be prosecuted for the crime.
In the Season 8 episode "Goodbye and Good Luck
", the West siblings
make a return, as Hannah frames Marlon for the murder of Kira Dillinger, Marlon's then-girlfriend. Hannah, it is revealed, has graduated from Harvard, and she returns as a graduate student to teach Marlon Chemistry 101 at WLVU. In Goodbye and Good Luck, Hannah pressures Sara Sidle about why she seems "different", and talking to her about her abduction by the Miniature Killer, Natalie Davis. This adds some pressure toward Sara leaving the CSI crew.
, who played the 12 year old character Hannah, was only 10 years old when this episode was made.William......