Before she moved out, Frankie Thurber thought Paul Curry appeared to be a doting husband. She watched him draw bubble baths for Linda. Other friends observed that Paul would prepare exotic salad dressings for his wife.
Linda Curry soon became ill with gastrointestinal problems and was rushed to Samaritan Hospital in July of 1993. Doctors suspected poisoning and Linda's nurse alerted authorities that someone had tampered with Linda's IV.