The Lincoln Lawyer season 1 is streaming now on Netflix and if you’ve made it this far, chances are you’re eager to know whether Trevor Elliott is actually telling the truth about his innocence or if there is more to the story than he’s letting on.
As teased in the trailer, Trevor finds himself on trial for the murder of his wife and her lover. Despite the evidence the LAPD has against him, he remains adamant he’s innocent of the crime he’s been accused of. Luckily, he’s got an incredible lawyer on this side ready to fight against the charges he’s facing in the Lincoln Lawyer himself, Mickey Haller.
Across the season, the writers do an incredible job of pulling audiences back and forth as they try to figure out if Trevor is innocent or guilty. So is Mickey representing an innocent man or is Trevor actually guilty of murder?
Warning spoilers from the first season of The Lincoln Lawyer ahead. If you wish to avoid spoilers, this would be a good time to bounce out of this piece!
Did Trevor kill his wife in The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix series?
While Trevor is adamant to Mickey that he did not kill his wife or her lover, it turns out that he actually did and had been lying about his actions to Mickey the entire time. So just how did he pull it off?
When cops first arrived on the scene after Trevor called 911, he was seen “checking emails” on his phone while waiting for them to arrive. It seemed sketchy, but he wrote it off and the evidence against him seemed to be explained away by Mickey.
In fact, the case Mickey presented was so compelling that the jury found Trevor not guilty. However, there was something that didn’t sit well with Mickey.
A key argument in the case was that only seven minutes passed between when the murders were said to have taken place and when the police arrived on the scene. Given Trevor never left the property and there was no gun recovered at the scene, there was just no way Trevor could have committed the crime and disposed of the evidence within just seven minutes. Or so they thought.
As Mickey pieced together, Trevor wasn’t checking his emails while waiting for the cops to arrive. Instead, he was using his cell phone to fly a drone out into the ocean to dispose of the gun used to kill his wife and her love as well as the bloody clothes he was wearing when committing the murders.