Judy and John Parker had built a vacuum cleaning sales empire together; they’d first met as salespeople, and something between them clicked. They would marry each other, and climb the ranks from sales all the way up to John becoming a salesperson trainer, teaching other people how to go out and promote Kirby vacuums. They lived in a high end neighborhood in an Indiana suburb, and seemed on the outside to be living a great life.
Internally, though, there were problems. There were allegations of abuse by John, and rumors that Judy was using drugs. In spite of their success, the two were not happy with each other, and began discussing