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The small town of Terlingua, Texas is a little known oasis on the Rio Grande River where eccentric residents trade modern comforts for a unique brand of freedom. But the price of their freedom proves high when a brutal crime threatens to tear their town apart. This true-crime docu-series delves into the eccentric world of Terlingua as its citizens struggle to reconcile the killing of a dear friend and fight to hold the town together as it grapples with change.
A Terlingua, Texas resident is on trial for the murder of a well-known fellow resident. Remaining evidence is presented and closing arguments are made before the jury deliberates on a final verdict: innocent, murder or man slaughter. When the verdict is announced, not all residents find the closure they were hoping for.
The jury in the murder trial returns a not guilty verdict and Terlingua residents are in shock and anger - demanding to know why the accused wasn't at least charged with manslaughter.
A town hall meeting prompts residents to ask how jurors arrived at their verdict. Two anonymous jurors reveal the confusion and animosity that existed in the deliberation room.
The town of Terlingua looks to the future; residents believe the town is changed forever and worry that the culture of alcoholism could continue to tear it apart even further.
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