Jimmy in 1982
Jimmy in 2007
|Portrayed by|| Jack Weber (1982) |
Brian Poth (2007)
Jimmy's parents died when he was very young. In 1982, he was twelve years old and living with his older sister Tessie, a college student, in an apartment in a poor neighbourhood. That year, Mike Delaney raped Tessie in their apartment. Jimmy overheard the rape but didn't let his sister know. Jimmy waited at the police station while Tessie made a report of the rape to Maggie Lafferty.
On the night of Mike's graduation, Jimmy followed Tessie and the other women who had been raped by Mike. He watched as they threatened him with a gun and forced Mike to admit that he raped them. The women left after Tessie announced she wasn't going to become Mike by killing him. Tessie threw the gun in a bin. Jimmy witnessed Mike laugh about the women's attack. He threatened Mike with a gun, while Mike denied that he had raped Tessie. Eventually, Mike taunted Jimmy about sleeping with Tessie, and Jimmy shot him because he "couldn't let him hurt (Tessie) ever again".
Jimmy later went to college while his sister supported him. He became a lawyer.
In 2007, when the Philadelphia Homicide squad reinvestigated the murder, Jimmy was initially involved as Tessie's lawyer. When Lilly Rush realised that Jimmy himself was responsible, she (along with Scotty and Tessie) pleaded with Jimmy to claim he shot Mike in self-defense. Despite Jimmy confessing to the murder, it was ruled Defensive Homicide and Jimmy was not charged.