Pam had split from her husband and moved to Texas with her new partner Ronnie. There relationship was passionate but very volatile and they had begun lashing out at one another. Pam apparently jumped to her daughters defense one day when Ronnie had pushed her. This argument led Pam to tell Ronnie she was leaving him for good. Pam packed and went to put on her makeup. Then her daughter heard a scream from the bathroom and found her mother dead. The case was ruled as a suicide after the bullet was found lodged in Pam's head, however her children and a detective on the case believed Ronnie is the killer.