The gripping true story of the first judicial murder of the 20th century is delivered in stunning detail, from the crooks
and crevices of the city streets and courthouses, to the very fibers of the hangmans noose. The murder of the newly elected
District Attorney J. Ward Gurley sent shock waves through the city of New Orleans not only because of the brutal and brazen
nature of the killing, but because the suspects name had previously been in the city newspapers. The journey of Lewis Lyons
from working family man to the cold-blooded killer of his own attorney is a heartbreaking saga that begins with a tragic miscarriage
of justice concerning a stolen diamond stud.