Pamela Richards was murdered on August 10, 1993. When the police arrived, approximately 32 minutes after the victim’s husband called 911, the property was pitch black. Despite the darkness, William Richards was able to give the deputy a tour of the entire crime scene, including the separate locations of the victim’s pants and underwear, and pointing out that a bloodstained paving stone was thrown down the rough, downward sloping terrain of the side of the property. During the tour, Mr. Richards would fall to his knees and start crying, then resume the tour.
To the sheriff’s deputy, it all felt a little too rehearsed.
According to the court, further investigation would reveal that both spouses were having extramarital relations and that Pamela may have been planning on leaving her husband for another man.