(Courtesy Krista Christiansen)
Pond and Abaroa later separated. Pond claimed that he was emotionally abusive and went public with her fears that he might somehow have been involved in his first wife's death. Abaroa was later charged in his wife's murder and extradited back to North Carolina. After Janet Abaroa's body was exhumed and additional evidence was gathered, prosecutors took Raven Abaroa's case to trial.