A man kills his wealthy wife and the police investigate. And they think they have enough to arrest him and they do. But it's after he'd been charged that someone claims that he killed his wife accidentally. J.J. Starbuck, a millionaire businessman from Texas learns about it and decides to go look into it. When he gets there, he learns the man chooses not to bear any responsibility for his wife's son. J.J. befriends they boy. He goes to the police and tells them he thinks the man engineered the whole thing right down to the man who claims to be the one who killed his wife, so that they would charge him with murder but when they dropped the charges he was assured of not being arrested again because he can't according to the law. But J.J. thinks there's another charge they file against him thing is proving it. . But when the man learns of J.J.'s snooping he frames him and has him arrested.