The police don't have enough to charge Waseem Daker with murder, but they arrest him for stalking Lottie Spencer. He is convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Nick Smith is grown now, but still holds the memory of the masked man who attacked him, and took his mother's life. The police begin their investigation with few clues, but Waseem Daker soon becomes their focus.
Ten years after the murder of Karmen Smith, Waseem Daker is released from prison. As Lottie Spencer worries about her one-time stalker, one investigator, who never gave up on the case, finally finds the smoking gun that sends Waseem Daker back to court to be tried for murder.
When Waseem Daker is convicted for murder, Lottie Spencer is initially relieved. But she suddenly has second thoughts and does something that will turn the entire case upside down.
Lottie Spencer, who called Waseem Daker a monster, has changed her story and now sees him as a victim. She testifies on his behalf, and fights for a new trial.
A beautiful young mother, Karmen Smith is murdered. Her 5 year old son, Nick, is also attacked and fights for his life. Their upstairs neighbor Lottie Spencer alerts the police that she believes she knows who did it her teenage stalker Waseem Daker.
Neighbor Scott Thompson reveals how his life was forever changed by saving five-year-old Nick Smith.
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