It was the summer of 1988 and seventeen-year-old Susan had just scored a job at the local Winn-Dixie grocery store in Union, South Carolina. In high school, Susan was known for her happy-go-lucky enthusiastic disposition. She was outgoing and did well academically speaking.
It was at work Susan became close with a younger co-worker and high school acquaintance, David Smith. The two quickly began spending more and more time together. However, unbeknownst to David, Susan was already involved in an affair with a married man, who also worked at the Winn-Dixie. The married man's wife was not naive to the affair, at one point she visited her husband at work and stated, “I see your baby’s working tonight.”