True, but reading the progression/degeneration of the relationship via texts it was easy to see how much TS was learning about their financials and I think it was finally dawning on her just what MS had been doing. I think many eyes have been opened after reading these concentrated documents. In March 2015, she had found out about the potential IRS lien, was getting calls from vendors about past due bills, Xymogen in particular. MS' explanations didn't correlate with what Xymogen told her. He was so short sighted in this. If he already hadn't been greedy and living beyond their means, he could have gotten either 50% of marriage assets and/or spousal support. The only woman I saw falling for his malarky was one who needed constant help herself and she was in no position to support him emotionally or financially. She had her own issues. I wonder how many of his 'betters', socially, financially, educationally would have continued any relationship with him after a divorce from TS? I'd say NONE after details became known. They would be known during and after a divorce. People talk. I'm using the word 'betters' deliberately because I imagine that's how he saw people: worse, equal or better than himself. I think he targeted, collected and cultivated. The following is ONLY my opinion and thoughts and one scenario of what I THINK could have happened. I'm feeling a little dramatic, so it's okay to roll your eyes, mine rolled as I was writing it. I think TS had made a decision of some sort, possibly divorce, possibly just looking for some advice or guidance. Maybe she needed an objective opinion that she wasn't going crazy or overreacting to the things she had discovered, but I think she took a deep breath and confided in someone. My theory is that she confided in a friend who is kind, supportive, intelligent, educated, professionally accomplished, people-smart, went to law school, knew lawyers and possibly relationship or mental health professionals, and maybe the friend had been having her own idea about MS' character for years. That friend either told her husband or TS had talked to the couple together and that's why that man was chosen by MS to discover TS brutally murdered. MS gave revenge. MS thought he was smarter than his 'betters' and thought he pulled it off by being out of state at the time. I think we're going to see some real information from that couple if MS insists on going to trial. I think MS is or was unaware of just how much the couple knew from their own observations and from what TS had been confiding. The few weeks leading up to her murder: her texts seemed more frequent, kinder, softer as if she were trying. His were curt, bare minimum, he seemed resigned or committed as if he'd made a decision of some sort. He was distancing himself from her as a person, no longer a life partner. He had reduced her to being an object, a target. He was disengaged from her, he didn't care anymore about anything except revenge and money. He didn't even care what it would do to his own children. I don't know if phone information just wasn't available for time period before 2013 or if LE had it and other information that proves MS may have had a plan that far back or the marriage decline began then or something that triggered the LE focus on beginning in 2013.