This is the shocking true story of death row inmate Ronald Williamson. It is a story of failed dreams, madness, rape and murder, a botched trial, a death sentence and a twelve-year fight to win justice for a wronged man. While in prison serving a short sentence for a petty felony, a fellow prisoner alleged that he had heard Ronald Williamson confess to the unsolved rape and murder of a local bar girl. Williamson stood no chance in court and was sentenced to death. One of the greatest mistrials in American judicial history became one of the greatest single fights for justice of any convicted man. Five days before his execution, Williamson was given a stay and shortly after completely pardoned.