Not long after, Shehi and her boyfriend and their various kids packed up the camper and drove 325 miles from Gadsden, in northeast Alabama, to the beach in Panama City, Florida, for one last vacation before the baby came.
The weather was sweltering, the trailer -- a grimy relic with an air conditioner that only worked when it wanted to -- suffocating.
She hadn't been sleeping well; her brown hair hung lank past her shoulders, and her eyes were rimmed with worry. After the fight, she called her mother, Ann Sharpe, a retired teacher and guidance counselor who lived nearby.
Some of the crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are: a second prostitution conviction, sending or receiving obscene content in the form of SMS text messages (sexting), and relationship between young adults and teenagers resulting in corruption of a minor (if the age between them is greater than 1,060 days).
On his way to Barnes's chambers, Nichols encountered case managers Susan Christy and Gina Clarke Thomas as well as attorney David Allman, whom he held at gunpoint and demanded directions to Barnes's location.
During this time Sergeant Grantley White entered the courtroom and attempted to disarm Nichols but failed, and was forced to handcuff the others.
White managed to set off an alarm, which Nichols attempted to dispel, using White's radio.
Nichols later progressed into the courtroom where he fatally shot Barnes, as well as court reporter Julie Ann Brandau.