Almost immediately after Tonya was found and taken to a hospital, Pete and Billy Ray is at a truck stop, where they bragged about what they did to Tonya. Father understandably upset and angry, Tonya, Carl Lee, recalls one case a year ago, when four white men An African-American girl raped in a nearby town, and was acquitted. Carl is determined not to let that happen in this case. The supply of Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney Pete and Billy Ray stairs to a courtroom, Carl appears from the basement of the building with an assault rifle and kills Pete and Billy Ray for what they have done for Tonya. Carl was later arrested at home by Sheriff Ozzie Walls African American, and Carl is expected to be prosecuted. Despite the efforts of the NAACP and local African-American leaders to persuade Carl to choose some of their powerful attorneys, Carl wants to be represented by his friend Jake Tyler Brigance, a woman named Carla and daughter, Hannah. Chairing Judge Omar Noose is white, and the prosecutor Rufus Buckley, who is nothing more than to win the case and will swim in advertising which would constitute a victory, because Rufus realizes that can help get a higher load mordconviction. Ellen has had experience with cases of the death penalty, and that is exactly what Rufus might be looking for. To start things off, Naked refused bail and denied the request of Jake as a change in position. Carl was also fired from his job.