In 1983, Jacksonville, Florida woman Andrea Hicks Jackson calls police to file a report about a vandalized car, but when officer Gary Bevel arrives on the scene, he learns that Andrea has committed the vandalism herself in a fit of rage. While Bevel attempts to arrest Andrea for filing a false report, Andrea shoots the officer five times. She is sentenced to death, but her sentence is later commuted to life in prison.
Meanwhile, Alyssa Bustamante, who was constantly neglected by her drug-addict mother, grows into a gothic teen with dark fantasies. In 2009, the 15 year-old lures 9 year-old Elizabeth Olten into the woods, where she uses a knife to slash the 9-year-old's throat, and uses her bare hands to strangle Elizabeth to death. Afterwards, Alyssa disposes of Elizabeth's body in a pre-dug grave.
And 17-year-old Felicia Morgan is an inner-city Milwaukee teenager on the fast track to a life of crime. In October 1991, Felicia encounters Brenda Evans and demands Brenda's leather coat. Brenda fights back, so Felicia shoots her to death and then wears Brenda's bloody coat.