WARNING: This post discusses the murder of two adults and an unborn child in detail.
Newlyweds Cristie Schoen Codd and Joseph Codd had just begun their new lives together.
The couple had recently bought a large property near Asheville, North Carolina and, according to their friends, were working towards their goal of running a farm and one day, a cafe.
They had both enjoyed previous career success – Cristie, 38, was a film-set caterer, who had also worked as an actress and stuntwoman, while husband Joseph, known to most as JT, worked behind the scenes. Cristie also appeared on US reality cooking show, Food Network Star, in 2012.
And then there was the wonderful news that they were expecting their first child – a girl, who they hoped to name Skylar.