This fictional story is loosely based on the 1991 Richard Marx song of the same name. The song doesn't tell the whole story of what happened to the accused young man, so I decided to provide my version. The video version of the song was not taken as the model for the story. No body was recovered and there are other differences in the details. However, there really is a town called Hazard in southeast Nebraska. Any resemblance between real people or places is purely coincidental.