The New Life

Synopsis: Jake is a new guy in the hood. He moves to the place after his parents’ death to start afresh. He is enjoying the new life until a college student is murdered and he is the crime witness. Things get rough when the detectives take Jake as the suspect. A gun is found in his house and all the evidence point him out as the murderer, but Lillian knows better… Jane takes over as Jake’s lawyer, but Jay will do anything to stop her. Will Jake prove his innocence?
Genre: Crime, Drama
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(There’s a lifeless body on the ground. Two detectives are analyzing the body. Jake is at the scene explaining the situation to the detectives as a witness)

An Hour Earlier

(At a small hotel, Jake, Jane and Jay are drinking juice and talking. Jake’s bicycle is parked near them)

Jay:
(To Jane) yeah, Jake is my cousin. His father and my father were brothers.

Jane:
It’s nice to meet you Jake. Welcome to the neighborhood! You will love it here.

Jake:
I’m pleased to meet you too Jane. I sure will love this place. It looks promising. (Smiles)

Jane:
Yap, it is (Smiles, then stands up). I got to go back to work now. I’ll see you guys later.

Jay:
Bye dear. (Stands up and kisses Jane on the cheek)

Jake:
Bye Jane. (Jane leaves)

Jay:
So, you graduated this year in June? How come I never found out about that?

Jake:
It was on a short notice so I didn’t get to invite anyone.

Jay:
Anyway, so what will you be doing here?

Jake:
Nothing really, (Pauses) I’m waiting for Uncle Sam for the will's preparation.

Jay:
Lucky you, at least you’ll get some money. (His phone beeps, he checks it then stands up) Anyway, I’ll catch up with you later. I need to go somewhere.

Jake:
Ok, see you. (Jay leaves, Jake takes his bicycle and takes off) He stops to check his brakes. He hears people arguing. Curiously, he gets back to the bike and goes towards the argument. His bike breaks down and he stops to check the brakes again. From where he is, he can see a girl arguing with a guy. The guy hits and pushes the girl down, he turns and sees

Jake; he shoots the girl and runs off. Jake is shocked and stands there transfixed. He calls the police and explains the situation)

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