Richard Morgan, a young attorney (Jack Livingstone), is assigned to defend robber Steve Flanders (Robert Gray), who killed a woman while stealing her jewels. Morgan gets him off, and takes the jewels as payment. Later on, Morgan gains renown in legal circles and becomes engaged to a young woman (Marguerite Nichols). He gives her the jewels as a bridal gift. As she prepares for their honeymoon, Flanders breaks into her home. When he sees the jewels, he tries to take them and in the struggle, accidentally shoots her dead. Morgan realizes that his ill-gotten spoils were responsible for the loss of his bride.
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