Elizabeth Boyle, a long time legal aid lawyer in Florida helps an innocent man, John P. Stewart, regain his freedom after being wrongfully charged with Second Degree Murder- a Life Felony. Together they journey through the darkest corners of the American Criminal Justice system. Like many generations in his family, John enlisted in the Marines after high school in Connecticut. Leaving military service because of injuries, Lt. Corp. Stewart-E4 soon moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he embarked on a new career as a massage therapist as he studied anthropology and archaeology. His first child was born in 2012. He received a Masters in Florida Studies and planned to teach college and pursue a PhD. In 2015, he met an attractive young woman from Bradenton. She had four young children. He hesitated to get involved because she had a bad history with heroine. She said she had it under control. He fell in love with her and her kids. And then the worse thing imaginable happened that would change the course of his life.