Based on the true story of Brianne Hawkins, whose husband Clay was violently unstable. When a man tries to chat up Brianne one night, Clay shoots him dead. Clay pressures Brianne into lying to the police by saying she shot the man by accident. The plan fails, and they both go to prison for life sentences. When Brianne's father dies, and she fears she will lose custody of her daughter, Lily, she learns a horrible truth about her past, and makes a decision about her sentencing.