Stephen Owens was only 12 years old when the unthinkable happened. He discovered his father at home, badly beaten and gasping out his final breaths. The evidence showed that Stephen's mom, Gaile, had hired a hit man to carry out the act.
For decades Gaile and Stephen lived separate lives. Yet, through a series of remarkable life transforming events and revelations, they were brought back together. Through the power of grace they were both set free, Stephen from a prison of unforgiveness, and Gaile from the Tennessee Prison for Women.
"Gaile Owens is my mother. I am her son. Please do not take this from me. There is no justice in taking her life. There is no justice in denying the healing power of forgiveness."
Stephen Owens was 12 years old in 1985 when he discovered his father at home badly beaten and near death. Evidence proved Stephens mom, Gaile, had hired a hit man to carry out the murder, and she was sent to death row. Stephen and Gaile did not see each other for decades, but through an amazing series of life transformations and revelations about the tragic event, God opened a door for both of them to be set free -- one from a prison of unforgiveness, the other from a literal prison cell.
While the events surrounding Gaile Owens release made national headlines and have stirred widespread fascination, Set Free far exceeds the experience and expectations of a modern true crime story, proving to be much more about God as the loving author of true forgiveness.