Submitted by Julio M

Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) finally gets Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) to tell the truth about the incident.  He actually raped Hope Percy (Missy Yager) and shot Walter Delacroix (Peter Sarsgaard); therefore, he actively took part in the crime.
Later, Matthew is given the lethal injection in front of the dead youths’ parents and Sister Helen, who makes a gesture of holding his hand to comfort him.  He dies and gets buried by Sister Helen’s church.