Both men in this twisted love story were pawns for a disturbed gold-digger named Celeste Johnson. Johnson married the first man, Steven Beard, a millionaire from Texas who was more than double her age and went about spending his massive fortune and drugging him so she could sneak off with other men. One of these men was Tracey Tarlton, who was so smitten with Celeste that he eventually agreed to off Beard.
One night, Tarlton snuck into the millionaire's house after Celeste left the door open and shot the old man while he was sleeping in his bed. At first, Tarlton protected Celeste and didn’t say she was involved with the murder, but once he learned she had remarried, he gave her up to the cops. Seems like their love wasn’t an everlasting one.