In the Conviction episode ‘A Different Kind of Death,’ the CIU is given the case of death row inmate Earl Slavitt. He was convicted of murdering a federal prosecutor who was one of Wallace’s (Eddie Cahill) best friends. The prosecutor didn’t believe in the death penalty and his widow wants more evidence that Slavitt was her husband’s murderer. Of course, it’s not easy.
Earl Slavitt is portrayed by Richard Thomas. He’s best known for his role as John-Boy on The Waltons (1971-1981). Since then Thomas has appeared on several TV shows including FX’s The Americans with Keri Russell (as Frank Gaad). Fun fact about Thomas: His parents were both ballet dancers and owned the New York School of Ballet in Manhattan. Conviction airs Mondays at 10pm on ABC.