Final images of woman before she was killed
They are the last recorded images of Melissa Richmond.
Fuelling up at a Winchester gas station before the final drive of her young life, Richmond, 28, was about to head to South Keys and death.
Because her solider husband, 52-year-old Howard Richmond, would pull in to the gas station about 10 minutes later on that July 24, 2013 night to top up his truck before following her to Ottawa and stabbing her to death.
Charged with first-degree murder, he admits the deed but says he is not criminally responsible by virtue of post-traumatic stress disorder he acquired during military service.
The footage — shown at Richmond’s jury trial — depicts Melissa’s 11:30 p.m. arrival; the court has heard that she went for a drive after another draining conversation about her husband’s PTSD.