He played Benny, a tall, heavy mentally challenged man who lived with his mother. He was arrested for strong-arming a store owner for money – but Benny was just the pawn of his friend, who manipulated him into the attack by telling him that the store owner had stolen the money from the friend. The lawyers argue that Benny’s mental state doesn’t allow him to form the necessary intent for a criminal act.
After the win, Benny’s mother laments that she’s worried about what will happen after she dies, and is unable to support Benny…which leads to Benny being offered a job as the firm’s in-house messenger. He doesn’t drive, but knows how to use the bus system, and can handle simple tasks like “Give me ten copies of this stack of papers.”
Later storylines in which he was featured included the firm going to bat for him when he’s denied the right to register as a voter due to his mental challenges and his engagement to the daughter of a wealthy firm client who also mentally challenged.