Tina Caronna with her mother, Clara Murphy. The two looked so much alike people thought they were sisters. They were very close until a family squabble caused a rift that kept them estranged for 14 months prior to Tina's death.
In 2000, Cathy Struna, left, met Tina and Joe Caronna at a Corvette Memphis function. The Caronnas, the Strunas and another couple, the Hathaways, often traveled to car shows and took vacations together.
Gary and Pat Hathaway are shown with the Caronnas.
Gary worked on a car with Joe Caronna the day Tina disappeared. Hathaway became suspicious when he heard where the SUV containing Tina's body was found and when he noticed there was one car too many parked at the Caronna's house.
Tina Caronna's body was discovered in the back seat of her Chevrolet Avalanche. She was partially nude with her hands loosely bound together with duct tape. Thousands of dollars worth of jewelry had been left on her body.
Tina Caronna was the president-elect of the Corvette Memphis club in 2008. The coolers and tables for the group's progressive dinner party that was planned for the night she disappeared were found in the back of the Avalanche.
A warrant was issued for Joe Caronna's arrest in March 2009, but he was missing. After a 17-day search, Caronna was found close to home -- 77 miles away at a hotel in Jackson, Tenn. He was arrested for first-degree murder and arraigned in Bartlett County.
Credit: CBS NEWS/ The City of Bartlett Police Dept.
Joe Caronna was later transferred to Shelby County for trial. He was convicted of first-degree murder on Nov. 1, 2012, four years to the day that he buried his wife, Tina. He was sentenced to life in prison.
At his federal plea hearing in February 2013, Caronna agreed to forfeit his collection of sports cars and vehicles which included the following: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle; 1969 Corvette; 1980 Corvette; 2006 Hummer; 1983 Porsche 911 and 1985 Porsche 930.
Matt Struna, pictured at right, lost $15,000 to his former friend Joe Caronna. On Feb. 26, 2013, Caronna pleaded guilty to fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering. His federal sentencing is scheduled for May 2013.