Late June 2015 in the sleepy suburban city of Greenacres in Palm Beach, Florida, and the peace is shattered by a series of shots ringing out across the neighborhood. It is not until the next day, however, that a horrifying discovery is made inside the home of Nilda Sheffield. The 53-year-old grandmother and three of her family members had been gruesomely killed. Sheffield, her 31-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Flores, and her two grandchildren had all been shot dead. The police did not have to look far for potential suspects, but the killer would turn out to be the last person that anyone would have thought of.
Elizabeth Flores had been in her twenties when she had a son, Xavier, with her then partner Derek Neff in January 2008. Unfortunately, however, the couple’s relationship soon broke down. And for most of his subsequent young life, their little boy found himself trapped in an emotional custody battle between his two warring parents.