Courtroom thriller. Laurel Vega (Patricia Richardson) has recently divorced from her husband, but becomes the prime suspect when her husband's new wife is brutally murdered. Hotshot lawyer Paul Madriani (Brian Dennehy) is convinced she is innocent, but is baffled by her refusal to tell the truth about what happened that fateful night. Before long, Madriani uncovers the shocking truth - that Laurel's 16-year-old son was having an illicit affair with his father's new wife, and that he was responsible for the murder when, in a jealous rage, he shot her for refusing to leave his father for him. But when she faces the death penalty for the crime, how far is Laurel prepared to go to defend her son?