The ensuing criminal trial should've been a slam dunk. Clyde saw the man who murdered his wife and daughter. He saw his accomplice who ransacked their house. Their DNA was found at the scene. But for some reason, the DNA evidence isn't admissible, and Clyde's own testimony may be in doubt because he blacked out during the assault. Nick Price, the city's hotshot prosecutor, is reluctant to take the case to trial, fearing a loss might tarnish his sterling win-loss record. So, he cuts a deal: the death penalty for one of the attackers, a third-degree murder chargeâ€"with about a five-year sentenceâ€"for the other. "Better some justice," he reasons, "than no justice at all."