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Mike D. is the secondary antagonist of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Uncivilized". He is a teenager who, along with his friend Jimmy G., murders a seven-year-old boy and frames a sex offender for the crime. He is loosely based upon the late Nathan Leopold, one of the perpetrators of the infamous "Leopold and Loeb murder".
He was portrayed by Austin Lysy.
Mike D. is the childhood best friend of Jimmy G. They spend all their time together, even though Mike is far more intelligent and, unlike Jimmy, has a conscience. Mike briefly gets away from Jimmy when he is awarded a scholarship to an elite private school; Mike soon finds that he cannot keep up with the other students there, however, and drops out.
Mike and Jimmy learn that their new neighbor, Bill Turbit, is a convicted child molester, and become obsessed with antagonizing him, frequently stealing his bike. They find Turbit's criminal record online, including a graphic description of Turbit's rape of a young boy years earlier, and Jimmy comes up with the idea to rape and kill a child in the same fashion and frame Turbit. Mike at first thinks Jimmy is just kidding, and so plays along when Jimmy starts stalking a seven-year-old boy, Ryan Davies; unbeknownst to Mike, however, Jimmy plans to kill Ryan.
One day, Mike and Jimmy follow Ryan into a park by their neighborhood, and Mike stands by while Jimmy bullies the boy. When Jimmy attacks Ryan, a bewildered Mike begs him to keep quiet, and reluctantly holds him down while Jimmy rapes and strangles him. Mike is horrified and stricken with guilt by what they have done, but nevertheless agrees to help Jimmy frame Turbit for the murder.
Special Victims Unit detectives John Munch and Brian Cassidy interview Mike and Jimmy, who say that they saw Turbit in the area where Ryan's body was found. Munch sees that Mike is different from his thuggish friend, and they bond over their mutual admiration of the author Aldous Huxley.
Thanks largely to Mike and Jimmy, Turbit is implicated in the murder, and then murdered himself by Ryan's grieving father. The SVU detectives soon find out that Turbit could not have committed the crime, as he was in a bar miles away from the park at the time of Ryan's death. They then become suspicious of Mike and Jimmy upon realizing that they have been consistently manipulating the investigation.
The detectives bring the boys in for questioning and interrogate them separately, with Munch and Cassidy interrogating Jimmy and Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler interrogating Mike. Eventually, they both confess to killing Ryan, but while Jimmy shows no remorse, even calling Ryan "a loser", Mike breaks down crying as he recounts the murder. They are both imprisoned for life.