Derek Raynes is a former gang member and the man who Cassandra is dating.
Derek is a former gang member. He left after getting shot twice in the chest in a drive-by. He thinks he should have died. After he was shot, he woke up in a hospital in El Paso, Texas and fell in love with nurse, Cassandra.
He is currently living with Cassandra and is trying to be a father figure to her son, Daniel.