A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Bobby Ferguson was was [[GroinAttack castrated]] in jail by the other inmates for the rape and brutal murder of a young girl.
* FalseConfession: Blair Sullivan claims credits for Bobby Ferguson's crime.
* GroinAttack: Bobby Fergson was castrated in jail.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Blair Sullivan has Bobby Ferguson kill his parents, in return for taking credit for the crime Bobby Ferguson commited.
* WouldHurtAChild: Bobby Fergson commited the rape and brutal murder of a young girl, and when let out tries to young daughter of the law professor who helped him out of jail and his wife who prosecuted him.